** THIS FESTIVAL HAS BEEN CANCELLED **
Lancashire will be the hive of music this summer, with the Summer Days Festival kick starting it all off on Wednesday 6th July 2016! In case you are heading off to other festivals this year, check out the Festival Must Haves feature!
Set in the rather picturesque location of Clitheroe Castle, the foundations of the castle… and indeed, the Ribble Valley will be rocked by a stellar line up, the kind of line up that takes you back to your teenage years. So expect lots of nostalgia and reminiscing!
The three day festival will be held on Wednesday 6th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th July 2016. Offering itself as a boutique music and food festival, the Summer Days Festival will offer something different to music fans in the North, the idyllic and quintessential location being the main focal point.
Ok, so here I am rambling on when all you want to know about is who will be playing at the event… buckle up, I think you may like the line up!
Wednesday 6th July
Simply Red, Gabrielle, The Christians, Roachford, Peter Hook & The Light, Mike Peters (of The Alarm), The Steve Norman Band, Villiers, The Remedy, Solid Rock, Clitheroe Ukulele Orchestra and DJ Rusty Egan!
Friday 8th July
Shed Seven, Jools Holland and his Rythym and Blues Orchestra, Caro Emerald, Space, The Farm, Tom Robinson Band, Hugh Cornwell, Neville Staple Band, Rothwell, D-R-I-V-E, The Wrangling and DJ Rusty Egan!
Saturday 9th July
Echo & The Bunnymen, Everything Everything, Lightening Seeds, Circa Waves, John Power, Mystery Jets, Milltown Brothers, The Rainband, Good Foxy, New York Tourists, Clitheroe Pop Choir and DJ Rusty Egan!
As far as line ups go, that is pretty spectacular and I am still in shock that the Summer Days Festival is happening on my own doorstep! However not as shocked as I was when Rick Witter retweeted my tweet regarding the festival last week! Shed Seven made such a mark on my teenage years, that it would be rude not to finally experience them live!
There will be a dedicated Food Village at the Festival, providing succulent food from local vendors and suppliers. If you are travelling from further afield to attend the festival, check out the Summer Days site for details on where to stay and camp.
Tickets for the festival are priced at: £55 + 10% booking fee per person, per day.
VIP tickets are also available, priced at £149 + 8% booking fee.
This will give you access to a VIP garden, VIP bar and food area, alongside a dedicated viewing zone and luxury toilets.