Bury… it’s never going to take the world by storm, but over the past few years, good things have started to happen in the town just 12 miles north of Manchester city centre.
Firstly the Ramsbottom Festival, also known as the Rammy Festival to the locals… has turned the sleepy, idyllic village into the place to be. Once a year a family oriented music festival is hosted, with visitors travelling miles to attend. Liv and I were lucky enough to be able to attend last year and had so much fun. Live music kept us all entertained as well as many activities for kids to join and take part in. Last year, the headliners were Soul II Soul, a band I loved ‘back in the day’, yet due to the time they were scheduled at, I sadly missed them.
This year the festival falls between Friday 18th September and Sunday 20th September 2015. Early bird tickets are already sold out for the event, however day/weekend and family tickets are still available, with further details regarding the line up filtering through throughout the year.
In June, Gigg Lane, the home of Bury FC, (it still riles me to call it the JD Stadium!) will play host to the inaugural BL9 Music Weekender. This festival allows children over the age of 11 years. (Grrrr!)
The latest music festival on the block, already the line up is stonking! I became aware of the festival at the weekend when obliviously scrolling through Facebook I saw a statement reading ‘The Happy Monday’s Headlining at Gigg Lane!’
No, seriously! The Happy Mondays will be headlining the BL9 Weekender festival on Saturday 13th June 2015, with Razorlight headlining on Sunday 14th June.
Do these bands even know Bury exists? I expect they couldn’t even point it out on a map… well, maybe Bez could when he stops dancing… however who actually wants Bez to stop dancing? The guy is a legend!
Both of these awesome festivals are located within 2 mile of my house… it would be rude not to rock up and relive my youth… if only for the weekend… twice over!