Sinéad O’Connor, Richard Hawley and the Futureheads are headlining the three-day Ramsbottom Festival from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th September. The three acts will be supported by an array of respected talent and emerging artists including The Beat, Public Service Broadcasting, Junip and the Unthanks.
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In 2012 Sinéad O’Connor released her 9th album, How About I Be Me (And You Be You)?, to critical acclaim. She performed on Later with Jools Holland on November 20th 2012 and was voted best performance of the series. Hawley’s latest album, Standing at the Sky’s Edge (2012), was shortlisted for “Album Of The Year” for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize, and included in Best Albums 2012 polls for Q Magazine, Mojo, Uncut, NME, The Sun, and Shortlist.
Taking the best of post-punk, new wave, and pop as inspiration, Sunderland”s The Futureheads are amongst the best of the UK”s “angular” movement. The Futureheads have an impressive catalogue across five albums from the explosive The Futureheads (2004); to their latest offering, the Artrocker award-nominated Rant (2012).
The exciting festival line up from organisers, The Met in Bury, continues to build the event’s reputation in attracting national talent and showcasing up and coming artists to a growing loyal and appreciative regional audience. This year also sees The Met joining forces with The Bridgewater Hall to bring a wider audience of musical tourists to this boutique music festival in Greater Manchester’s countryside.
David Agnew, Director of The Met and Ramsbottom Festival comments, “We’re really proud that this best online casino young festival has found such a pace. With the support of local and regional partners Ramsbottom Festival follows The Met’s blueprint for engaging new audiences and bringing quality music and arts to the northwest region. Ramsbottom is a fantastic location and the programme this year offers an amazing range of live music we know will appeal to audiences from throughout Greater Manchester and Pennine Lancashire.”
A few facts about last years festival:
Rammy welcomed over 6,000 local visitors and festival tourists last year.
More than 13,000 pints of the Rammy festival ale were supped last year supplied by local brewery Irwell Works.
Headline acts in 2012 included the Inspiral Carpets, I Am Kloot, Leisure Society, Thea Gilmore and Roddy Frame.
Back by popular demand in 2013, festival-goers can expect the Funkedemia Silent Disco, three stages of music, workshops and entertainment for the kids as well as poetry and musical interludes. Visitors can also arrive in style on the Festival Express, the East Lancashire Steam Railway lays on a service from Bury to the edge of the festival site.
Friday 13th –Sunday 15th September 2013
Tickets on sale from 10am Thursday 23rd May 2013