Cloudspotting 2017.....Tier 1 tickets now available!

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


“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.”

– Zpor, Henge

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 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 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...

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...


Tier 1 tickets On Sale
Adult Weekend £109.00
Kids (2-12yrs) £30.00
Teen (13-17yrs) £55.00
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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