It’s bang in the middle of festival season in the UK, and we’re looking forward to attending Blackthorn Music Festival next weekend, one of the North West’s leading summer music events.

Nestled in the picturesque countryside, only 15 minutes from Stockport and 30 minutes from Manchester City Center, Blackthorn Music Festival is a true celebration of city culture and rural produce. Taking place between Friday 20th July and Sunday 22nd July at the picturesque setting of Whitebottom Farm, Etherow Country Park, Blackthorn always has an emphasis on local talent within a variety of genres, including indie, rock, psych, country and acoustic music, and that tradition is upheld once again.

Peter Hook & the Light headlining Sunday, supported by nineties indie rockers, The Bluetones, with the legendary funky act, Sugarhill Gang performing earlier in the day. Saturday’s big hitters comprises of Pete Doherty on the main stage, supported by We Are Scientists, William McCarthy, from modern indie favourites, Augustines, and local favouries, Twisted Wheel.

There’s also a brilliant underground line up, with some excellent up and coming bands and artists including, The Winachi Tribe, Deja Vega, Hey Bulldog, The Blinders, The Red Shells, The Jade Assembly, Stillia, and Dirty Laces and loads more.

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