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Monday, 24 February 2014

Blackthorn Music Festival


The first line up announcement for Blackthorn Music Festival features a range of fantastic local artists, following the ethos of the event which started in July 2013. After its resounding success, featuring bands such as The Celadors and BBC Introducing act Shauna Mackin, the festival plans to expand this year with exciting headline acts still to be revealed.





The Ordinary, T.G. Elias, Rum Thief, Sandboy, Matt Hamer and many more make up the first wave of acts announced for this year’s Blackthorn Music Festival. The festival will take place 25th-27th July in Etherow Country Park, Greater Manchester with tickets starting at just £15.





BlackthornMusic Festival is also proud to announce its partnership with local community-based charity ForeverManchester. Raising money for positive change in deprived neighbourhoods, BMF will be donating £1 from every ticket sale towards the charity.




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“Forever Manchester is very excited to be in partnership with Blackthorn Music Festival. Manchester is a city known for its thriving music scene and the fact we can use money from this to help the city is truly fantastic.” 

Paul Owen, Forever Manchester Ambassador.





The line up of artists announced so far includes...more details below...

The Ordinary, Alex Blood and The Diggers, Matt Hamer, Sandboy, Mohawk Radio, Rum Thief, T.G Elias, Maisetto, Lem and The White Fire, John Mackie, My Lyrical Mind






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Tickets have been on sale since early March 2014 via Ticketline. Weekend tickets are priced at £40 for adults or £20 for children (under 15). Day tickets will also be available, ranging from £7.50 to £25. Ages 6 and under go free. Full details are available online. Camping will be available on site for an additional £15. Under 6s go free.




Forever Manchester is a local charity for people with a passion for the city. Putting money back into local communities so people can be proud of where they live, creating positive change and keeping ideas and projects alive that otherwise wouldn’t exist.

The founders of Blackthorn Music Festival started off wanting to put on live bands at their farm for a party and it quickly escalated into a festival.  Realising how this could benefit the local community and music scene they decided to go even bigger for 2014.

Karl Hancock, Founder:
“The music spans everything from indie, rock n roll and folk, featuring unsigned and signed talent. For Man music lovers, this festival is a must in the calendar, with a mixed audience of students and families, focusing on the 30-50 year olds market. 






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