Cloudspotting 2017.....Save the Date

28th to 30th July 2017

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“A classic combination of music, lovely food and drink, family and arts activities in a stunning location. It’s good value, and regulars applaud its non-commercial feel.”

 – The Guardian


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…

“Probably the only festival left where you can listen to the headliner as you snuggle down with your kids and a glowstick in your tent.”

– The Guardian

Lancaster Guardian Review by Nick Lakin

As I made my way along a gravel track, illuminated intermittently by gently glowing cloth lanterns, I squinted ahead through the gloom to see if the couple ahead were still…well, up ahead. With a breath of relief, I saw they were. Ten minutes had passed since I left the main Cloudspotting Festival site, following the signs for the Cabin In The Woods through the tall trees of Gisburn Forest. Just when I thought I must have taken a Wrong Turn, like the one in the film, I saw light up ahead, and movement, and then the unmistakable bass from a sound system.

Cloudspotting 28th to 30th July 2017….save the date!

Cloudspotting Music & Arts Festival 2017 will return to Gisburn Forest for the last weekend of July, the  28th / 29th / 30th.  So save the date, add to your diary and keep an eye out over the next few weeks for the release of our first phase early bird tickets.  Last year our early bird tickets sold out in record time and this year we expect demand to be higher so please keep an eye out for updates and if you haven’t already, sign up for our mailing list on the link on our...

Fresh, ethical and economical – The only thing cardboard about our festival food are the plates!

No need to trail round the supermarket stocking up on “just add water” meals for the weekend or suffering from the aftermath of a 3-day coolbox bacteria burger. Don’t put up with broken biscuits or UHT milk back at camp. Fed up with chucking out half of your purchases when you return home after the weekend? Escape from the mundane and come on a taste vacation with our extensive range of street treats.

In Da’ Club Family Disco – 10th July, The Continental, Preston

Sparkle-up a dull Sunday with Cloudspotting Festivals In Da’ Club family disco, Sunday 10 July, 2-4pm. Join our resident DJ, the legendary Mr Whippy (Leeds Warehouse) spinning the best disco and happy house classics to make you strut your stuff!  Lots of fun, games and groovy moves for all the family.  Tickets available in advance from The Continental or on the door.  All tickets £3 each or £10 for a family of 4 (at least 1 adult to 3 U16s)  ...

Put your hands in the air and make some noise…..we’re having a rave!!!!


OMG so pleased to blog this ahead of social media….our big Friday night announcement and we are so excited to let you know that we are working together with this young and inspiring outfit of Gypsy Carrot to have the first of our clandestine forest nites…..unless you have seen these guys is action you can never believe how buggin excited we are….and if you know you just don’t want to miss it!!!!…..This is in or new festival venue, The Cabin in The Woods, a short walk away from the main site……

Glamping Accommodation Now Available

Don’t just chill-out at Cloudspotting…..stretch-out!  Festival Glamping Accommodation available for under £15 per head per night! This year we want to make your time at Cloudspotting more comfortable than ever before and have limited availability of some special glamping accommodation at rates suitable for every taste and budget. We have a wide range of Bell Tents, Yurts, Tipis and bedroom dorm style accommodation.  For more information please visit the Glamping menu on our About page of the website or contact...


Early Bird tickets have now SOLD OUT
Adult Weekend £109.00
U16 Weekend £20.00
Weekend Car Parking Ticket £10.00
Weekend Live-In Vehicle £30.00

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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