Ramsbottom’s Head for the Hills festival 2017 programme unveiled

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Head for the Hills

Ramsbottom Festival, The Met’s annual outdoor festival, is back for the seventh year.

The festival has had a name change – Head For The Hills – but the fabulous mix of music and family entertainment.

The festival has unveiled their first look at this year’s programme:

The Stranglers

The Stranglers
True legends of British rock music, The Stranglers have been enthralling audiences for over forty years with classic songs such as No More Heroes, Peaches and Golden Brown. We’re bringing them to Ramsbottom on Sunday 17 September.

Beth Orton

Beth Orton
Beth Orton has been one of the most beguiling voices in music for the past two decades, famous for her unique sound mixing folk and electronica. They welcome her to their main stage on Saturday 16 September.

Alexis Taylor

Alexis Taylor
Hot Chip frontman Alexis Taylor sings new songs, reinterpretations of his own writing and a selection of favourites, in intimate arrangements pared back to just piano and voice. Alexis can be seen on Sunday 17 September.

Dutch Uncles

Dutch Uncles
Manchester art rock four piece Dutch Uncles have been topping radio playlists all year with their new album Big Balloon. They come to the festival on Saturday 16 September.

Neville Staple Band

Neville Staple Band
“Original rude boy” Neville Staple is a founding member of The Specials and Fun Boy Three. He brings his band to the festival on Saturday 16 September.

Fantastical Happenings

Fantastical Happenings
As part of the Northern Festival Network, the festival will include a busy programme of brilliant arts and theatre including staged shows, walkabout comedy and intriguing installations and workshops.

Pif-Paf Theatre offer acrobatic storytelling across the weekend amongst installations including The Umbrella Tree by Rag and Bone and the especially commissioned Between Stillness and Storm by Aidan Moesby.

But That's Not All

Also performing will be energetic Manchester rockers Dantevilles; swaggering noir five-piece The Eskies; tropical popsters Indigo Velvet; blues guitarist Martin Harley; folk-punks Skinny Lister; gonzo rock’n’roller Tankus the Henge; magnetic songwriter Tom Hickox; Utah ‘desert music’ exponents 3hattrio; breakthrough band Larkins; the wonderfully northern Glass Caves; cult songwriter Beans on Toast; calypso-flavoured Cassia; and up-and-coming folk-singer Will Varley.

The festival beer tents will offer a range of locally-produced craft beers including a specially-commissioned festival ale, and they’ll have our usual wide range of food stalls bringing you great cuisine from around the world.

The popular campsite at The Paddock is back for third year to give you a brilliant Lancashire welcome just a short distance from the festival site. Camping pitches are available from £18 per night or £39 for the whole weekend.

Visit the festival website at headforthehills.org.uk to learn more!

Tickets

Tickets are on sale right now starting at £29 for a day ticket and £72 for a weekend ticket. There are discounts for children and families, and youngsters under six go free.

There are a limited number of tickets available at this price, so get yours now before the next wave arrives at an increased price on July 1.

Buy Head for the Hills 2017 tickets now!