Back with a brand new name in 2017, Head for the Hills brings over 50 musical acts to Ramsbottom Cricket Club this September. Over three days, this award-winning weekend – formerly Ramsbottom Festival – welcomes Maxïmo Park, Beth Orton and The Stranglers as its nightly headliners.
Joining them across the musical line-up are Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, Beans on Toast, Skinny Lister and Will Varley, among numerous other artists spanning indie, blues, folk, rock and pop. Dutch Uncles head up the local talent, alongside Larkins, False Advertising, Kashmere and Heavy On The Magic.
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?
Here are our picks
Outdoor theatrical adventures involving giant bubble-loving molluscs, oversized nests, eccentric characters and the smallest theatre in the world … did we have you at mollusc?