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.
You can find out more and grab tickets at moovinfestival.com.
Featured image: Claire Angel