Cotton Clouds Festival: Lineup announced for new north-west festival

It's a one-day festival taking place in Greater Manchester on Saturday 12 August


The lineup for Cotton Clouds Festival, a new one-dayer in Greater Manchester, has just been revealed.

The locally-founded event will be held at Saddleworth Cricket Club in Oldham on Saturday 12 August, featuring a mixed bag of live acts new and old.

Headliners The Coral are joined at the top of the bill by the modern day lineup of The Sugarhill Gang and former Haircut 100 frontman Nick Heyward.

Those names are clearly pitched at a slightly more mature crowd than the undercard, and for us the most interesting bands feature in the small print.

The Blinders and Cupids bring their contemporary punk energy to the festival on the main stage, presumably as its openers, while PINS headline the Jimmy’s stage.

The founders of the festival include Rick and Max Lees, familiar from their previous lives as members of one-time buzz band Twisted Wheel.

Since then they’ve been involved with the festival brand Tim Peak’s Diner, meaning it’ll be making an appearance at Cotton Clouds, with TEAR and Hello Operator among its bands.

Other performers across the event include The SundownersThe Whip, Yucatan, Everly Pregnant Brothers and The Rhythm Method.

Cotton Clouds also promises a children’s activity area and food and drink stalls on the day.

Tickets for Cotton Clouds will be on sale from the official website from 9am on Friday, at the price of £39 plus a booking fee.

The venue Saddleworth Cricket Club is around 30 minutes from Manchester.

The full A-Z Cotton Clouds Festival lineup is:

  • The Blinders
  • Clint Boon
  • Colour Me Wednesday
  • The Coral
  • Cupids
  • Ethan and the Reformation
  • Everly Pregnant Brothers
  • The G-O-D
  • Gardenback
  • Gareth Brooks
  • Hello Operator
  • Howling Rhythm and the Howling Horns
  • Nev Cottee
  • Nick Heyward
  • PINS
  • Proletariat
  • The Rhythm Method
  • Shadow Palace
  • Stillia
  • The Sugarhill Gang
  • The Sundowners
  • TEAR
  • The Whip
  • Yucatan
Katy Blackwood
Katy Blackwood is the Editor of FEISTY. She's been a self-confessed music geek, stan and encyclopedia since her childhood, loving both new and older sounds alike. Katy started out as a contributor to various magazines before founding FEISTY as an independent, female-led platform for new music.

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