Ramsbottom Festival 18th-20th September 2015

Friday 18 – Sunday 20 September 2015

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So much more than sound, Rammy this year also claims the moves, as free-running, dance, theatre, aero-acrobatics, mechanical art, stone balancing and dancing puppetry headline the Lancashire festival’s fifth family stage.

The stunning line up of live arts and performances has been commissioned by award-winning festival organisers, The Met, Bury in association with Northern Festivals Network, for the brand new family stage including:

The Marie Celestial, a walking mechanical art installation and street theatre show that incorporates live, interactive aerial circus performance and music which was commissioned in conjunction with Glastonbury Festival.

The Wheel House, performed by Acrojou Circus Theatre is a show that unfolds inside and around a circular set as it rolls, with the audience walking alongside. Set in a different time where everything has a new value and survival relies on sharp eyes, quick hands, and, above all, friendship, the show features stunning design, theatrical acrobatics, and breathtaking moments of risk.

Responsible Fishing will be teaching the ancient art of Stone Balancing, part patienceand gravity, part art, all fun, a great family experience that teaches you skills you are guaranteed to use on every beach holiday from now on!

Every Grain performed by Soul Rebel Tap is an uplifting tap dance performance based in the fabulous ’50s era, infused with the strength of some of its well-known and loved tunes. Join in the fun afterwards in their open level workshop.

Parkour Generations is the largest professional organisation for the movement discipline known as parkour or freerunning.

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Have you ever wanted to try tricks on a trapeze, hang from an aerial hammock or loop around a hoop? Well now you can with trapeze workshops for all ages, strengths and skills from Higher State Aerial Entertainment.

The Town Band of Bremen performed by Fabularium follows four animals who all share a passion for music. After a dreadful robbery leaves their master penniless the band now travel from place to place on their medieval cart sharing stories and singing songs. The show features live music, masks and puppetry.

In the Tin Type Trailer have your family portrait taken and watch as it materialises as an atmospheric Victorian Polaroid via 19th century photographic processes.

Bury Arts Collective present lots of arts and crafts workshops for children including unique souvenirs for the festival in the form of Quick Fire Portraits and Sketchbook Tours and the opportunity to create huge heads out of newspaper at Heads on Sticks. With Bury Arts Collective you can also learn to play the saw, try your hand at Bollywood dancing, visit Professor Jigget’s Cabin of Curiosity and help Davy discover what he wants to be in The Toothy Adventures of Davy Denture. Family friendly folkie David Gibb will also perform.

Rammy has become just as famous for its family entertainment as it has for its eclectic mix of indie, rock, folk and reggae music. It’s a favourite among those looking to escape the chaos of the big festivals in favour of a friendlier vibe.

The Festival venue - Ramsbottom Cricket Club

The Festival venue – Ramsbottom Cricket Club

There’s much to look forward to for Rammy’s fifth birthday

  • Headliners this year include The Proclaimers and Idlewild and The Wonderstuff plus Very Special Guests The Magic Numbers.
  • Five stages: An area dedicated to family arts becomes Rammy’s fifth stage.
  • Home brew: Silver Street Brewery brings you the taste of Rammy 2015 with a special edition Ramsbottom Festival beer, a light easy drinking ale perfect for the end of summer.
  • New commission: Make way for artist Ruby Soho’s The Marie Celestial – a walking, mechanical art installation and street theatre show featuring live, interactive and aerial circus performance and music.
  • Happy campers: No coaches required this year as festival-goers pitch up on a new campsite next to the festival ground. It’s a ten-minute walk along the Irwell Sculpture Trail then out into lush open farmland.
  • Ssshh – Back by popular demand this year is the Silent Disco – choose your soundtrack from funk, indie, rock, northern soul, dance and reggae.

Ramsbottom Festival is organised by Entertainment Venue of the Year 2014, Bury’s The Met, in partnership with The Bridgewater Hall. It takes place Friday 18 – Sunday 20 September 2015 at Ramsbottom Cricket Club, Bury, easily reachable via public transport from Manchester city centre.

Ticket Prices

  Family 1 Adult 18+ Teen (14-17) 2 Child (6-13) 2 3 Under 6 2 VIP 4
Full Festival Ticket £150 £70 £19 £14 FREE £170
Friday Day Ticket n/a £24 £9 £6 FREE £50
Saturday Day Ticket n/a £28 £10 £6 FREE £65
Sunday Day Ticket n/a £26 £10 £6 FREE £65

1 Two adults and up to three children (6-13). 2 Proof of age may be required. 3 Children aged 13 and under will only be admitted if accompanied by an adult. 4 VIP tickets holders have access to a range of exclusive benefits.

These prices are fixed until midnight on Thursday 17 September and will rise on the gate.

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