Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Ramsbottom Festival Preview
Ramsbottom Festival 2012 is almost here, don't put away your festive wellies just yet as we have time for one more festival. Located 12 miles North of Manchester and with transport links that include a steam train to the festival site, this has to be one of the best small festivals around. The site is located at Ramsbottom Cricket Club and this year hosts 3 stages, plus a Real Ale Bar, Funfair and Silent Disco.
We have put together our must see acts for Ramsbottom Festival:
I Am Kloot - Manchester's IAK are fronted by singer/songwriter Johnny Bramwell and have released 5 studio albums. Their last album 'The Sky At Night' was produced by Guy Garvey and Craig Potter from Elbow which was Mercury short listed. The band are currently in the studio recording a new album so you may hear a couple of new tunes.
Saturday Main Stage 21.15
Thea Gilmore - Acclaimed singer/songwriter Thea Gilmore has established herself as one of the greats of her generation. She released her first album when she was 17 and has gone on to release a total of 12 albums. 2011 saw the release of a collaboration with the late Sandy Denny entitled Don't Stop Singing and, in 2012, the CD single "London" was released from the album as an exclusive Record Store Day 7″. It was also featured on the coverage of the 2012 Olympics montage of team GB medal winners.
Sunday Main Stage 19.30
Inspiral Carpets - The Inspiral Carpets reformed recently with the original line up that has not played together in over 20 years. The band were part of the Madchester explosion in the early 90's The bands debut album 'Life' charted at No.2 in 1990 and they went on to release a number of hit singles. A new album from The Inspirals should be released next year. Friday Main Stage 21.15
Roddy Woomble - Roddy is best know as the front man of Scottish rock band Idlewild. He has also built up a very successful solo career. In 2006 he recorded and released a solo album 'My Secert Is My Silence' as a one off but due to its popularity he continued his solo project alongside Idlewild. Roddy is due to release a new solo album next year.
Saturday Main Stage 15.30
Miles and Erica (The Wonder Stuff) - Miles Hunt is the only original member of The Wonder Stuff still playing with the band. Miles has also released material with 'Vent 414' & 'The Miles Hunt Club' more recently he and Erica Nockalls have toured and released their own music as Miles & Erica. Expect a mixed of the pairs own music along side some classic 'Wonder Stuff' hits. Saturday Main Stage 17.50
Check out our recent interview with Ramsbottom Festival's Victoria Robinson here
Tickets are still available for the festival from www.skiddle.com by phone: 0844 8842920 or in person from the following outlets:
A&L Music, 4 Bolton Street, Ramsbottom BL0 9HX
The Met, Market Street, Bury BL9 0BW
Piccadilly Records, 53 Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JR
The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE
The Parlour, 60 Beech Road, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 9EG
The Eagle Inn, 18 Collier Street, Salford, Manchester, M3 7DW
Off site camping is availble about a mile from the festival site. Check www.ramsbottomfestival.com
for more information of www.skiddle.com to book camping.
Travel by Steam Train from the centre of Bury and arrive at Ramsbottom Station next to the festival entrance.
Return coaches are available from Manchester City Centre and Chorlton.
Train and Coach tickets can be booked in advance at www.skiddle.com
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