Ramsbottom Music Festival welcomes Sinéad O’connor & Richard Hawley

Great music, fabulous food and drink and a stunning location mean that it will definitely be a weekend to remember.
Friday 13th –Sunday 15th September 2013
Tickets on sale from 10am Thursday 23rd May 2013
Ramsbottom Festival

Richard Hawley, Sinead O’Connor, and the Futureheads are the headlining acts on their respective days of the three day Ramsbottom Festival that is scheduled to take place from September 13th to September 15th. The three acts will be supported by other mostly emerging artists and respected talents including Public Service Broadcasting, The Beat, and the Unthanks.

Back in 2012 Sinead O’ Connor released her ninth studio album entitled How About I Be Me (And You Be You) and was met with very positive reviews. On November 20th of the same year she performed on the Later show with Jools Holland and which was voted the best performance of the entire year’s series.

Hawley’s latest album, Standing at the Sky’s Edge (2012), was shortlisted for ‘Album Of The Year’ for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize, and included in Best Albums 2012 polls for Q Magazine, Mojo, Uncut, NME, The Sun, and Shortlist.

Taking the best of post-punk, new wave, and pop as inspiration, Sunderland’s The Futureheads are amongst the best of the UK’s ‘angular’ movement. The Futureheads have an impressive catalogue across five albums from the explosive The Futureheads (2004); to their latest offering, the Artrocker award-nominated Rant (2012).

The exciting festival line up from organisers, The Met in Bury, continues to build the event’s reputation in attracting national talent and showcasing up and coming artists to a growing loyal and appreciative regional audience. This year also sees The Met joining forces with The Bridgewater Hall to bring a wider audience of musical tourists to this boutique music festival in Greater Manchester’s countryside.
David Agnew, Director of The Met and Ramsbottom Festival comments, “We’re really proud that this young festival has found such a pace. With the support of local and regional partners Ramsbottom Festival follows The Met’s blueprint for engaging new audiences and bringing quality music and arts to the northwest region. Ramsbottom is a fantastic location and the programme this year offers an amazing range of live music we know will appeal to audiences from throughout Greater Manchester and Pennine Lancashire.”

Nick Reed, Chief Executive of The Bridgewater Hall comments, “We are delighted to be working with The Met in presenting the Ramsbottom Festival: it is a truly unique event and one of Britain’s festival gems. The Bridgewater Hall is lucky to have an audience of very discerning music lovers and we hope to encourage them to take a musical break in Ramsbottom this September. Great music, fabulous food and drink and a stunning location mean that it will definitely be a weekend to remember.”

Rammy welcomed over 6,000 local visitors and festival tourists last year.
Over 13,000 pints of the Rammy festival ale were supped last year supplied by local brewery Irwell Works.
Headline acts in 2012 included the Inspiral Carpets, I Am Kloot, Leisure Society, Thea Gilmore and Roddy Frame.
Back by popular demand in 2013, festival-goers can expect the Funkedemia Silent Disco, three stages of music, workshops and entertainment for the kids as well as poetry and musical interludes.
Visitors can also arrive in style on the Festival Express, the East Lancashire Steam Railway lays on a service from Bury to the edge of the festival site.