Rebranding itself from Ramsbottom Festival to Head for the Hills in 2017, this weekend-long event returns to Ramsbottom Cricket Club in September for its eighth outing.
Over three days, this award-winning weekend welcomes a range of wonderful acts, with the latest addition being Manchester rockers The Slow Readers Club, who will be headlining the Friday night. They join The Selecter, The Beat, Barry Hyde (the Futureheads), The Bluetones as well as The Boomtown Rats, who will perform the Sunday legendary closing set. Other artists of note include The Lovely Eggs, Keston Cobblers Club, Holy Moly & The Crackers, Hope & Social, Molotov Jukebox, LIINES and Stealing Sheep, performing their Suffragette Tribute – plus more acts to be announced.
With five live music stages, plus outdoor theatre and performances, visual art installations, as well activities, workshops and a children’s programme, Head for the Hills provides provides plenty to do. The view’s not bad either: set in the rolling Lancashire hills, with an option to arrive by steam train, why not bed in to the festival campsite to fully enjoy its food and drink offering?