Moovin Festival is set to take over some prime Greater Manchester countryside again this summer.
The popular festival has revealed its biggest line-up yet, with acts including Orbital, Shy FX and DJ Jazzy Jeff on the bill.
Moovin takes over the eco-friendly Whitebottom Farm in the heart of Etherow Country Park over the August bank holiday weekend.
The massive Stockport event, which has sold out its last two festivals, has stages including The Barn, a converted cow shed with a massive bar and hay bales to sit on.
Once ‘Manchester’s best kept secret’, the independent event has become a well-established staple on the region’s events calendar.
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’.
Billed as a weekend of ‘quirky, hedonistic madness’, 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.
Then Moovin resident Krafty Kuts will ‘blow your wellies off’ with a back-to-back set with the Plump DJs and Freestylers.
Across five stagers 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.
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.
The Killers to play THREE huge gigs in Manchester next summer
The Killers have announced three massive arena shows here in Manchester for next summer on their Rebel Diamonds Tour.
The Las Vegas indie rock legends have announced the tour to celebrate 20 years of hits together, and will release a brand new compilation album of the same name next week.
The Rebel Diamonds Tour will mark the first time The Killers have played arena shows in the UK since 2017, though they wowed huge crows with their summer show at Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground last summer.
The Killers will be at the Co-op Live arena for three nights in June 2024, with other shows announced in Dublin, London and Glasgow.
The group, consisting of Brandon Flowers (vocals), Ronnie Vannucci Jr. (drums), Dave Keuning (guitar), and Mark Stoermer (bass), are behind massive hits including Mr Brightside, When You Were Young, Read My Mind and Human.
They’ll bring together some of those huge hits from their back catalogue into the new Rebel Diamond album.
It will feature at least one song from each of the band’s seven studio albums, from their groundbreaking debut Hot Fuss to the band’s latest release Pressure Machine.
Brandon Flowers said of the record: “See it’s been said that what’s remembered lives, and we’ve racked up stadiums full of memories the past twenty years, enough to fill lifetimes. Twenty songs for twenty years – Rebel Diamonds.”
The Killers will perform at the Co-Op Live in Manchester on 18, 19 and 21 June 2024.
Tickets will go on sale at 9.30am on Friday 8 December through See Tickets.
Troye Sivan announces huge Manchester gig on European tour
Pop superstar Troye Sivan has just announced a massive gig in Manchester on his upcoming tour.
The Rush singer shared the news with a video posted on his social media, saying he is ‘so nervous’ to announce the tour.
The tour will come in support of his third studio album Something to Give Each Other.
Troye Sivan, who is nominated for two Grammy Awards this year, said he’s created the show to be ‘the best night of your life’.
The Australian singer’s tour dates will take him to cities including Berlin, Prague, Amsterdam and London, kicking off in Lisbon on 29 May.
He will reach the Manchester AO Arena on 22 June 2024.
In a video posted on TikTok and Instagram, Troye said: “When we wrote ‘Something to Give Each Other’, we wrote it as a live show. And I’ve been so nervous to announce this because I want this to be THE pop show.