David Gibb and high energy exploits at Ramsbottom Festival

Gemma Gibb, Associate Editor
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David Gibb at Ramsbottom Cricket Club, Manchester 17 — 18 September 2016 Tickets from £7.00 — Book now

We love that Ramsbottom Festival offers families the opportunity to enjoy properly great live music and shake a tailfeather together in a stunning setting. Along with the impressive list of headliners and emerging artists, here are our top music picks for little and big kids.

Award-winning Derbyshire songwriter and storyteller David Gibb (performing Saturday 17th) has a well-deserved cult following for his stage show which includes tales of dragons and driving chocolate cars. His lyrics are genuinely side-splitting and tunes guaranteed to get stuck in your head for days. A songwriting workshop also offers the chance to write a top tune with him … with past examples including the soaring and now classic anthem (for those involved) “Slug In A Mug” what’s not to love?

Tear it up on Saturday 17th to performances from the outlandish folkNroll seven-piece Holy Moly and the Crackers and South Wales’ indie folk roots band Rusty Shackle. Take a breather by chilling out to Maia  – self-proclaimed inventors of “Psychedelic Sci-fi folk”.

Sunday’s line up promises more high energy footstomping and incredible sounds from Gordie Mackeeman and his Rhythm Boys. Known as Crazy Legs Gordie is a feat of wonder performing high octane dance while playing the violin and delivering totally perfect harmonies to old-time roots. Phew.

Also on Sunday don’t miss the talented ten-piece Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band performing rousing Rajastani folk songs, Bollywood and Bhangra hits.

With a line up this good “Dad Dancing” will be a thing of the past.

David Gibb at Ramsbottom Cricket Club, Manchester 17 — 18 September 2016 Tickets from £7.00 Book now

Where to go near David Gibb and high energy exploits at Ramsbottom Festival

Bar or Pub
The Eagle and Child

The Eagle and Child in Ramsbottom does what good pubs do best, and more.

Colleen’s Ramsbottom

Colleen’s is a casual dining neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of Ramsbottom serving seasonal dishes.

Levanter Fine Foods

Helmed by chef-owners Fiona and Joe Botham, this tapas restaurant in Ramsbottom serves exclusively Spanish drinks and some of the best small plates going.

The Happy Belly sausages ramsbottom market
Shopping Centre
Ramsbottom Food and Craft Markets

Now ten years old, this double market combines a farmers’ market and a craft fair and provides the perfect excuse to visit the picturesque town of Ramsbottom, which nestles in the Lancashire foothills to the north of Manchester.

Event venue
Burrs Country Park

Burrs Country Park lies on the River Irwell covering an area of 36 hectares of scenic countryside, one mile northwest of Bury town centre.

The Whitaker

The award-winning Whitaker Gallery & Museum is a multi-purpose venue which celebrates the area’s varied and amazing heritage whilst providing a dynamic, challenging and diverse programme of events, exhibitions and education-based activities.

Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre

This beautiful building holds temporary exhibitions of acclaimed international art, contemporary and historical collections, handcrafted art in the Art Shop and Tina’s tea rooms. Alongside this runs a varied events, workshop and education programme.

Bury Art Shop

Bury Art Shop is a local gem filled with original artworks, crafts and homewares, championing the work of local artists and makers at the heart of Bury’s growing Culture Quarter.

bury market
Event venue
Bury Market

Over the past thirty years, retail giants have developed in the vicinity, yet Bury Market remains the undisputed champion of the North, attracting thousands of visitors every week.

What's on: Families

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth

Enjoy fun and creative activities designed to encourage your little ones to play freely in the fresh air, while exploring nature and the outdoors with family and friends.

free entry

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