Countdown to 10th birthday festival begins

The countdown to the 10th Rochdale Feel Good Festival has started with confirmation of the date of this year’s festival.

Rochdale Borough Council, who are promising an incredible showcase of entertainment, food and culture have announced that Rochdale Feel Good Festival will return on Saturday 12 August.

Past Feel Good performers include The Fratellis, The South, Scouting for Girls, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Toploader, The Feeling, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Badly Drawn Boy and The Lightning Seeds.  A competition will be launched in April to give local acts the opportunity to win a slot on the main stage.

The 2017 festival, funded by the council together with sponsorship from local businesses, will include live music across indoor venues,a main stage against the backdrop of the town hall, a quality food market and family entertainment.  Warm-up events will be held from earlier August.

Councillor Janet Emsley, cabinet member for culture, health and wellbeing said: “To celebrate its tenth birthday we will be delivering a really special Feel Good Festival, not just to mark the occasion but also to thank all the loyal visitors who have been coming down and supporting the festival come rain or shine during our amazing 10-year journey. Since 2008 this event has attracted many tens of thousands of people into town to enjoy fabulous live music, food, arts and entertainment and I’m looking forward to the party of the decade! It’s an unmissable festival for friends and family to enjoy, and always a good opportunity for local businesses to host their own event, so if you would like to be part of it, get in touch now, space is always in high demand.”

Pictured – The Fratellis, who headlined the main stage in 2016.