A mini-guide to summer music festivals in Lancashire
PUBLISHED: 17:00 01 June 2015 | UPDATED: 17:51 21 October 2015
Enjoy the sunshine with a backdrop of live music - here are some of the best local music festivals taking place this summer
Ulverston International Music Festival
A week of musical festivities across Ulverston - this year is the most eclectic mix ever, featuring Pianist Martin Roscoe, Top Uk violinist Tasmin Little , and young musician of the year finalist 16 year old Jess Gillam (saxophone)
Dates: 12th - 20th June 2015
The Wigan International Jazz Festival
Music celebrating some of the world’s greatest jazz artists will be performed in Wigan as one of the borough’s most popular festivals returns for its 30th year.
Dates: 9th - 12th Jul 2015
The Beat Herder Festival
This non-conformist festival provides locally sourced food, creative workshops and live performances from artists and DJ’s including Basement Jaxx, Sugarhill Gang and more.
Dates: 17th - 19th July 2015
Price: Tickets for adults (with camping) from £134.00
Location: Sawley, Clitheroe
A family friendly music and arts festival, Cloudspotting will showcase performances from The Fabularium this year, including shows like The Town Band of Bremen. This years location is Stephen Park, a rambling 16th century farmhouse set in several acres of clearing in Gisburn Forest.
Dates: 24th - 26th July 2015
Price: Tickets for adults (with camping) from £99.00
Location: Stephen Park, Gisburn Forest
Showcasing a well-blended mix of contemporary and classical music, Lytham Festival is seaside event providing something for everyone. The showcase Lytham Proms on Lytham Green will host performances from stars like Mcbusted, Billy Ocean, Faithless and many more.
Dates: 2nd - 9th August 2015
Summer Jam, Liverpool International Music Festival
Representing the ever evolving global music community, LIMF is a leading festival for new music in the industry. With up and coming home-grown acts like Bipolar Sunshine and JP Cooper. The Summer Jam in Sefton Park has a star-studded line-up over its three duration.
Dates: 27th - 31st August 2015
Price: Free (selected LIMF do have ticket prices)
Location: Sefton Park, Liverpool
Rochdale Feel Good Festival
Rochdale is offering 2 days of free performances, entertainment, food and culture at the Feel Good Festival. @FeelGoodFest
Dates: 4th - 5th September 2015
Location: Rochdale town centre
The New Fylde Folk and Roots Festival
After 42 years The Fylde Folk Festival is no more, welcome The New Fylde Folk and Roots Festival making its debut this summer. The festival will have a great selection of traditional folk music plus a wider range of roots music, music from the wider world, folk music from different backgrounds.
Dates: 4th - 6th September 2015
Price: Adult weekend ticket £75+booking fee - daily tickets also available
Vintage by the Sea
Located on Morecambe’s seafront, the Vintage by the Sea Festival have a range of live acts from a mixture of genres including swing, rockabilly, mod, soul, funk, disco, ska and more.
Dates: 5th - 6th September 2015
Location: Morecambe, Lancashire, United Kingdom
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