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Our family friendly music festival flyer is now available to view on-line

We are so proud of our tasty little flyer for our family friendly music festival, we don’t want you to just wait until you pick it up – we want to make it available to you right here, right now. We have included lots of juicy information about the music and arts festival including our packed music line-up for each night of the festival.  Our handy to-do-list of our engaging family arts and activities will help you plan your weekend.  The flyer also features details of our new areas for 2017 including our Teenage Hideaway and new Enchanted Forest acoustic stage.   And we haven’t forgotten to include information of how to get your hands on our very special tickets. Our beautiful flyer also features our festival mascot for 2017, Bo the Hen Harrier and even features a colouring-in page of Bo to keep whilst you count down the days for Cloudspotting 2017. Click on the image below to view our flyer in your full...

Festival day tickets now available!

We are pleased to release limited number of festival day tickets for our glorious festival. FRIDAY DAY TICKET SATURDAY DAY TICKET SUNDAY DAY TICKET Follow the above links to our box office for more ticket...

Jesca Hoop

We are chuffed to bits to welcome JESCA HOOP back to Cloudspotting (her first appearance at the festival since 2013). 2017 year has started with a bang for Jesca.  Her new LP ‘Memories Are Now’ released in February on the legendary Sub Pop label is a wonderfully dexterous collection of songs, exhibiting her wit and songwriting power.  It is also hook-laden, powerful and at times visceral and haunting, garnering excitable reviews from across the board.  Well worth waiting for 🙂 “A boisterously declarative album that’s urgent and at times seditious”...

Artist submissions are now closed!

Thank you so much for every musician, every band, every agent and every believer who has sent us details of their band/act to be considered for this year’s programme.  We love the fact that there is so much talent and originality in music out there and that so many artists would love to perform at Cloudspotting. This year more than any other, we have been inundated with a huge amount and range of talent but we only have so many slots we can offer and now that we are close to finalising our final programme for the festival we must close the door on submissions for this year. Please feel free to contact us in the autumn for consideration for Cloudspotting 2018 and let us know if you have any upcoming dates close to us you think we should come and see you perform live at. Have a wonderful summer, Cloudspotting Festival Team...

First look at who’s at Cloudspotting 2017

We are excited to break the news of our first line-up announcement for the 7th Cloudspotting Festival (28-30 July, 2017).  After winning last year’s ‘Audience Award’, it gives us great pleasure to elevate the music and showmanship genius that is HENGE to headline or main stage on Friday night.  A product of the planet of ‘Xylanthia’ – these mystical creators of their very own ‘Cosmic Dross’ genre, are busy recording their debut album and headlining Cloudspotting is something they are very excited by. Henge’s iconic frontman Zpor says “The human beings at Cloudspotting Festival were some of the most enlightened beings we have encountered on our Earth mission so far.  We danced together, we sang and clapped our hands.  All ages, united in one song.” We are honoured to welcome international star quality with our Saturday night headliner BALOJI  for his only northern UK festival performance.  Baloji is a poet, composer-lyricist, scriptwriter and performer, video artist and stylist. Along with his full band, Baloji is an incredible live performer. His music stands at the crossroads of African music, incorporating traditional with soul, jazz and funk influences, discovered through sampling and electronic music which has its roots in the region of Belgium where Baloji grew up. His recent EP ’64 Bits & Malachite’ reflects upon his Congolese roots and the political struggles of his people while also being a joyous celebration of black dance music culture.  Cloudspotting Sundays are gloriously chilled days reflected by a more acoustic edge to the music programme. With that in mind, we are chuffed to bits to welcome one of our favourite acts of festivals past: THIS IS THE KIT, to headline....

Early bird tickets sold out – Tier 1 now available

Early birds sold out in super-quick time.  Don’t miss out on our next tier of tickets available.  Tickets are available from The Grand Website or via the link on our tickets page. Our Tier 1 tickets prices are: Adults £109 Teen (13-17) £55 Kids (2-12) £30 Under 2’s FOC Live-in vehicles £30 Car parking £10 All tickets are subject to a 4.5% commission to cover administration...

Glamping shop now open!

Don’t just chill-out at Cloudspotting…..stretch-out!  Festival Glamping Accommodation available from £15 per head per night! At Cloudspotting we want to make your stay as comfortable as possible and have limited availability of some special glamping accommodation at 2016 rates. 4m Canvas Bell tent accommodation – sleeps up to 4 adults available for £180 = £15 hd/night The above is based on a 3 night hire (Friday – Sunday), fully constructed and carpeted for your arrival and include unlimited access to hot showers and flushing toilets all weekend. Additional camping equipment available and set-up for your arrival on request. If the Bell Tent is not right for your group, please contact Helen directly to discuss bespoke accommodation options.  To book and confirm, please contact helen@cloudspotting-festival.co.uk. For more information, please look at our “About”...

Cloudspotting Festival 2017 promo video now available to view

So pleased to release our new promo video for Cloudspotting 2017, featuring footage from Cloudspotting 2016, filmed and edited by Aaron Dunleavy with music from festival favourites, Good Foxy.  A fantastic family friendly festival full of cool sounds and chilled out vibes in the beautiful Forest of Bowland in Lancashire.  Tickets for Cloudspotting 2017 28-30 July are on sale now...

Happy New Year – Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now!

Happy New Year! Dear Friends We hope you have had a fulfilling festive season and peaceful New Year 🙂 The first couple of weeks in January offer a great time to plan a summer treat for you and your family. Cloudspotting Music and Arts Festival will be back on the weekend of July 28-30 at Gisburn Forest, with the guarantee of a top-notch music line-up, a creative family arts programme and a menu of superb eats and drinks from the best North West producers and suppliers. As you may already know, Cloudspotting is unlike any other festival.  The beauty is in its intimacy.  Located deep in Lancashire’s largest forest, this is a wonderful escape from the humdrum in a comfortable, back-to-nature experience, shared with a few hundred like-minded souls. It’s a festival where you are so close to the action you are always involved and with a bigger menu of arts and cultural activities on offer than ever before, there’s ample opportunity to try new things, or simple relax and soak up the entertainment. Full programme details will emerge in the coming weeks and months, we will keep you updated . Cloudspotting is proud to partner with The Grand, Clitheroe, who will this year provide the principle Box Office for the Festival.  You can purchase tickets directly from accessing this link. Please note, we only have a limited amount of weekend Early Bird tickets.  When they are sold out, we will move to Tier 1 tickets, which will be a little more expensive, with an additional booking fee.  Please note, there are no day tickets available at Early Bird...

Merry Christmas from Cloudspotting Festival xxx

Here at Cloudspotting HQ we’ve been catching up with old friends, making new ones, and hatching plans for an ambitious Cloudspotting 2017.   Early Bird ticket sales will be launched on Monday, January 2nd (on-line) and we look forward to sharing exciting news in the coming weeks on the 2017 programme; arts, music, activities……surprises! Until then, have a joyful Christmas and a peaceful New Year 🙂 xx...