Cotton Clouds Festival announces line-up

Starsailor will perform at Cotton Clouds Festival 2018. image courtesy Callum Baker

After being nominated as Best New Festival at the UK Festival awards in its first year, Cotton Clouds Festival is set to return for Summer 2018 with a freshly announced lineup.

Taking place on 18 August Cotton Clouds Festival, which sold out last year on its debut, has announced a huge line-up  including the likes of Sister Sledge, Starsailor, Toploader, Billy Bibby and the Wry Smiles, Scarlet, and Live Manchester favourites The Orielles.

Over on the main stage, Philly funksters Sister Sledge are set to headline the festival.  Heading up the 2018 bash’s burgeoning undercarriage are none-other than northern heroes Starsailor (pictured above). The Wigan four piece who made a most welcome and long overdue return last year with ‘All This Life’ (their first album in some 8 years) will be launching into the late evening with a set of their epic interstellar rock. With ten Top 40 hits to dip into including “Alcoholic”, “Lullaby”, “Silence Is Easy” and more, expect big anthems and even bigger singalongs.

Top tunes in the afternoon will be courtesy of none other than Toploader.  Eastbourne’s finest groove-meisters will be arriving on site in the afternoon.  With over 2 million album sales to their name and with plenty of feel good favourites to pick from their brimming back catalogue, Joseph Washbourne and Co. have all that it takes to create that festival fizz. From the pop panache of their smash debut album ‘Onka’s Big Moka’ to the reinvigorating rewards to be found on their latest long-player ‘Seeing Stars’, the post-Brit Pop outfit are sure to cast you under their spell.

After a lengthy hiatus, Kingston Upon Hull indie pop queens Scarlet will return to reacquaint the festival with the highs of their A Song For Europe stunning ‘Independent Love Song’ and other mystic delights from their shimmering songbook. One-time Catfish & the Bottlemen guitarist and his latest band: Billy Bibby and the Wry Smiles will be promising a songwriting masterclass as he takes to the Main stage mid-afternoon.

Meanwhile, over on the Satellite Stages, Tim Peaks Diner makes a welcome return.  Halifax’s Heavenly-signed The Orielles, will be topping the tent with set of their indie-pop and cuts from their rapturously received new album ‘Silver Dollar Moment’.

The Line-up at Cotton Clouds Festival:

Main Stage
Sister Sledge
Starsailor
Toploader
Scarlet
Gareth Brooks
Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles
Freeda
Tom Mouse Smith

Tim Peaks Diner Stage
The Orielles
Average Sex
Richard Youngs
Fuzzy Sun
Trampolene
Deja Vega
The Mysterines
The Recreation

The Spinning Room Stage
The Allergies
Hyde Park Brass
The K’s
The 99 Degree
The Salford Jets
Afghan Sand Gang
South Island Son
Ambiere

Where and when does Cotton Clouds Festival take place?

Cotton Cloudes Festival takes place on 18 August 2018 at Saddleworth Cricket Club, Well-I-Hole Road, Greenfield, Oldham, Ol3 7HY.  Tickets are priced £45 plus booking fee.  VIP packages are already sold out.

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