Come and explore our
little slice of paradise…



Music and arts in a
beautiful forest location

A family-friendly festival featuring:

2 Live Music Stages  |  Late night DJs  |  Outdoor Food Court  |   Interactive Arts  |  Music Participation Workshops  |  Cinema  |  Songs & Stories stage |  Early Years Music  |   Family & Field Theatre  |  Outdoor Pursuits  |  Mountain Biking  |  Health & Wellbeing  |  Beer Festival  |  Star Spotting…

Thank you!

All of us at Cloudspotting would like to thank everyone for coming to Gisburn Forest and sharing in such a magical weekend.  We think it was the best one yet and we’d love to know what you enjoyed the most and will beinviting you to answer our survey in the coming days. Stay close...

Lucky for Zachary

“Lucky’s songs have lived lifetimes. They sit you down, tell you their stories and heighten your senses to the wonders of nature, love and self.” – No Depression We are very sorry to report that singer-songwriter Serious Sam Barrett, whom we were very excited to welcome to Cloudspotting for the first time, has broken his wrist and will be unable to play at this year’s festival. Canadian artist Zachary Lucky will replace Sam.  Zachary will be calling in at Cloudspotting to perform on the Saturday afternoon.  He’s a musician that will bring something very genuine and quite different to the bill, reminding us what country and western music was originally conceived...

Cloudspotting at Hebden Bridge – Sat 13 June

Our last night out before the festival proper, Cloudspotting concludes its mini tour of NW establishments by taking over the Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, (Saturday June 13th) simply one of the best venues in the north of England. We’re giddy with excitement of having THE WAVE PICTURES headline with GOOD FOXY and BIRD TO BEAST offering top quality back-up.  One of our fave DJs Dave ‘Red Tin’ Ives will man the decks until 1am-ish. Cannot recommend this venue, town and event enough, come down and party with us (last train back to Manchester at 2326).  Doors are 7.30pm, come down early and enjoy some fine Yorkie...


Details of Early Bird for 2016 tickets will be available soon.

Wonderful to enjoy glorious countryside, a soundtrack of eclectic excellence and no sense of commercial exploitation…

Fun filled, fabulous, friendly full of character festival

Geese flying, adults clapping, children dancing, bubble man blowing, everyone smiling, happiness radiating

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