Latest News


If you would like to experience helping at he festival, Cloudspotting has numerous volunteering opportunities to help in the production and safe management of the event.  Anyone interested in joining our team should contact us on email...

read more

Artist Submissions

In festival terms, Cloudspotting is a bijou event, with a capacity of around 500 ticket buyers.  We pride ourselves on delivering a diverse music line-up across our two music stages for the weekend.  We tend to hunt down the artists we want to perform at the...

read more

Thank You for 2019!

All of us at Cloudspotting would like to extend our thanks to our amazing audience, activity deliverers, artists, musicians and volunteers, for making it such a memorable weekend in the forest. The atmosphere was fabulous and the feedback has been very humbling. ...

read more

Cloudspotting Festival 2020
June 19-21

We are excited to announce plans for Cloudspotting 2020 – our 10th birthday!
It will take place at Gisburn Forest’s Stephen Park Centre, our home for the past 8 years, in the Forest of Bowland Area of Natural Beauty (AONB).

Cloudspotting provides a weekend escape into the wild outdoors, where imagination and discovery come together in an intimate celebration of creativity and performance in a beautiful location. It’s our little taste of Utopia and a much needed reminder that – in difficult times – a better world is possible.

Our quest is to present an original and diverse programme of music and arts and active pursuits that unite and thrill a family audience, provoking curiosity while encouraging friendship and camaraderie.

Our programme is taking shape and will, as ever, cross cultural boundaries and provide a stage for under-represented original artists to showcase their talents.

Please note with it being a very special landmark (our 10th birthday), we have negotiated an extra night of revelry for the Sunday night (June 21st), for which an additional ‘camping fee’ will be charged (per person).

Come and join us. Put life on pause.


Bits and Bobs