Cloudspotting 24 - 26 July 2015


Cloudspotting reaches the milestone of its 5th year in 2015. What started as a weekend of music and ales in the environs of a riverside pub and its beer garden (at The Aspinall Arms) over a July weekend in 2011, has matured organically into a 'proper little festival' - a celebration of the arts in a beautifully secluded location in remotest Lancashire.

It's still very much about the music. But as our audience has grown year on year we have developed a wider and more immersive programme of activities, pursuits and leftfield arts for families and friends to enjoy.

Cloudspotting has become a very relaxed retreat for a few hundred people. We try not to overface you with masses of stuff going on at once, indeed it is our policy to let the programme breathe, helping to ensure a strong audience for all our performances and allow our visitors valuable time to hang out and party together!

That's not to say there won't be early starts and late finishes! At Cloudspotting you choose which end of the candle you'd like to burn down.

The high proportion of returning attendees has made for an intimate and extremely friendly festival.

We hope you enjoy our site and find enough information to make the choice to join us an easy one. If you do want to hit us up for more information., please contact or sign up with your email address for regular e-bulletins.

Early Bird tickets are now sold out!

Our full price Culture Vulture tickets are now on sale! Click here to buy your tickets

A huge thank you to all those who made Cloudspotting 2014 a success. Here are some of the comments we received:

"Wonderful to enjoy glorious countryside, a soundtrack of eclectic excellence and no sense of commercial exploitation, on a small scale"

"Fun filled, fabulous, friendly full of character festival"

"Fun, family orientated safe value for money, excellent value, loved it loved it"

"Great to be able to buy a beer for a reasonable price"

"Highlight of the summer"

"My baby daughter loved every minute of it – the people, the music, the camping, she's going to find our house a bit dull now"

"geese flying, adults clapping, children dancing, bubble man blowing, everyone smiling, happiness radiating (Lauren Cookson, Age 11)"

Take it easy.




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