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Moovin Festival 2022 in Stockport – line-up, location, stage times, tickets and more

It's gone from being ‘Manchester’s best kept secret’ to a staple on the region’s events calendar. (This post contains affiliate links)

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One of Greater Manchester’s most popular festivals will be back in the Stockport countryside this weekend, as Moovin Festival 2022 heads back to Etherow Country Park.

With its biggest line-up yet – featuring Orbital, Shy FX and DJ Jazzy Jeff – as well as its stunning setting at the eco-friendly Whitebottom Farm, it’s gone from being ‘Manchester’s best kept secret’ to a staple on the region’s events calendar.

At Moovin Festival 2022, you’ll find all the usual countryside stages, including The Barn, a converted cow shed with a massive bar and hay bales to sit on.

Festival-goers are welcomed by a magical canopy of trees, a lake with waterfowl, and a breathtaking gorge, with a limited capacity at the festival itself to ‘keep the friendly, intimate (adult only) family vibe which has helped to make this boutique festival so special’.

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On top of the music, festival-goers can take advantage of yoga classes, gong baths, massages, circus and dance performances, poetry, magic, ethically-sourced food and drink, fresh juices and smoothies, treats, sweets and delights.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Moovin Festival 2022 tickets

Moovin Festival is back for 2022. Credit: Claire Angel

Early bird tickets for Moovin Festival have been snapped up already – no surprise – but there are still other tickets up for grabs.

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Friday day tickets are priced at £38.75, while Saturday and Sunday tickets cost £60.75.

Weekend tickets for Moovin are £132.25 this year, with an extra £27.75 for a camping pass.

Prices will creep up slightly once this next batch of tickets sells out, so move quickly.

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You can grab your tickets through Skiddle here.

Moovin Festival 2022 line-up

Moovin Festival. Credit: Charlie Perkins

This summer’s headliners include dance pioneers Orbital, funk and soul from Roy Ayers, dancehall vibes from Sister Nancy, and the party-starter that is DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Hip hop heavyweights the Sugarhill Gang and Jungle Brothers, Alabama 3, and a theatre show from Slamborees will all also be on the bill.

The Udder One stage, a club in a field, will showcase Shy FX, dance legend Louie Vega, and Soul II Soul maestro Jazzie B.

Craig Charles will bring his ever-popular funk and soul skills to the fields, while the Mad Professor will bring dub and reggae vibes.

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Then Moovin resident Krafty Kuts will ‘blow your wellies off’ with a back-to-back set with the Plump DJs and Freestylers.

Across five stages there’ll be a mix of music and performance that supports upcoming and local talent as well as established artists.

Graeme Park, Jon Da Silva, DJ Paulette, Micky Finn, Dillinja and DJ Randall will all join this year’s Moovin line-up.

Stage times

Moovin has just released the stage times for its 2022 festival – flick through the gallery below to see who’s playing where and when.

How to get to Moovin Festival 2022

Moovin’s picturesque countryside location in the village of Compstall is actually only 15 minutes from Stockport, and 30 minutes from Manchester.

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Those who are driving should use postcode SK6 5HZ, which will take you to the Post Office in the village, where signs will guide you the rest of the way to the three car parks.

The closest car park costs £15 for the day or weekend, with an alternative car park at the entrance of Etherow Country Park for day ticket holders – this is also where the shuttle buses pick up from.

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Shuttle buses cost £1 each way and you’ll need cash.

If you’re arriving by taxi, it’s best to get dropped off in the Etherow Country Park official car park, where there is either the option of the beautiful 20 minute walk through the country park or the shuttle bus.

The nearest train stations are Marple and Romiley. Stockport train station is also nearby with buses every 15 minutes.

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Gate opening and closing times

Motor Home Ticket Holders Only – Friday 26 August – 11am -9pm

Camping Ticket Holders Only – Friday 26 August – 1pm -9pm

All Other Ticket Holders:

Friday 26 August – 2pm – 9pm

Saturday 27 August – 10am – 9pm

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Sunday 28 August – 10am – 9pm

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