“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

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 www.cloudspotting-festival.co.uk or contact...

On your marks….get set….Bugs!

2016 is Olympics year and all eyes will be on Gisburn Forest.  Guaranteed to be more exciting than the men’s 200m final, positive mental attitude and a sense of fun is what you need to succeed. All over the weekend we will be hosting a number of festival activities where you can win medals for your team, take part in our Bug Carnival and dance the night away at our Ugly Bug Ball.  Throughout the weekend there will be opportunities for additional points/prizes for the most striking of costumes and enthusiastic bugs.  But which team will win the Bug Olympics?  That is up to you.  Just follow these 5 easy steps to become champions. Choose your team Design your costume Register your place in the team on arrival in the Village Green Take part in the games Enjoy your success Our bug teams are the following: Spider Bee Beetle...

Day Tickets Now Available

We are chuffed to announce the release of a limited number of day tickets for this year’s Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival. Friday tickets (£35 adults), Saturday tickets (£45 adults), Sunday tickets (£45adults). U16s tickets are available for £10 per day and a Family Ticket (2 adults / 2 U16s) for £99. Don’t forget to purchase your special day-carpark...


Faves from last year, The Travelling Band, will be releasing their fourth studio album later this year. The Manchester five-piece are well loved in East Lancashire and we are excited about seeing them play at the fabulous Grand venue, Clitheroe, on Friday, May 20.


Cloudspotting has partnered up with the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival and is proud to sponsor this Saturday night Bank Holiday humdinger at Clitheroe’s Catholic Centre featuring one of the UK’s best live bands the Hackney Colliery Band.


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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