Featuring headline sets from The Wailers and Peter Hook & The Light as well as much much more great music, Cotton Clouds Festival returns in 2019 with its best line-up yet!

This year the festival is stacked with a long list of talent, from the best emerging artists to some of the best-known established musicians.

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Taking place amongst the hills of the Peak District National Park at the height of British summer, the festivals third instalment will take over Saddleworth Cricket Club for two days on the 16th and 17th August- that’s less than two weeks away!

Last year saw the addition of a second day of music and this year is no different. The festival opens on Friday, warming up with with an eclectic mix of fresh sounds from up-and-coming talent, as well as a fusion of hip-hop and jazz tones from The Mouse Outfit, gangster-approved grooves from Alabama 3 and Ash will bring along songs from nearly three decades of releases. Friday sees a headline set from Peter Hook & The Light, a founding member of Joy Division and New Order, two of Manchester’s most treasured bands- expect to hear the best of his back-catalogue from Love Will Tear Us Apart to Blue Monday and sing along as he and his band The Light capture the festival and dazzle the audience. 

And the fun doesn’t stop there, Saturday has a continuation of amazing music with even more artists taking to the stage. From the dreamy pop of Secluded Sea to gritty rock-fuelled riffs from The C33s, there’s something for everyone. Tim Burgess will also be at the festival, taking a day off from The Charlatans and performing his solo material, Reverand and the Makers will make an appearance, fuelling the fields with energy, their dynamic indie-electronica features with contagious rhythms that will have any audience moving. 

Pioneers of reggae, The Wailers close the two-day event. Performing for over 50-years, the Jamaican outfit inspire peace, love and understanding, promoting harmony with their warming, powerful anthems. “No Woman No Cry,” “Buffalo Soldier,” “Is This Love.” “Jamming,” “Exodus”- the list is endless. So get down to Cotton Clouds for what might just be the relaxed, chilled-out set this festival season.

After receiving nominations for “Best Small Festival” & “Best Family Festival” at the UK Festival Awards for their previous two festivals, this year, Cotton Clouds are stepping it up and, for the first time, there will be constant music across all three festival stages for both days of the event- more music equals more fun! Alongside this, there is great food at the traders market with numerous stalls, a real ale tent and bars where you can pick up a pint of Cotton Clouds ale while kids can take part in various activities including a Kiddies Rave.

Buy your tickets here.

Liv X

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