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Tickets on Sale

Cloudspotting Festival tickets are available from Skiddle and The Grand Venue (Clitheroe) Box Office: Please be reminded that Cloudspotting...

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Atlantic Arts in the Forest

Cloudspotting has teamed up with Atlantic Contemporary Art to run art-based well-being sessions throughout the Saturday of the festival weekend, looking at contemporary portraiture and life drawing.  Participants will be encouraged to draw subjects in yoga poses...

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Music Confirmed

We are delighted to announce our line-up of the main stages:  Bill Ryder-Jones, Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts, Honeyfeet, Alabaster DePlume, Age of Glass, Blanty, Bo Weavil, Dog Daisies, Good Foxy, ICHI, The music of Isaac Birituro & the Rail Abandon,...

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Welcome Cloudspotters

Our award-winning ‘micro’ festival (winner of ‘Best Small Event’ in the 2017 Lancashire Tourism Awards) is renowned for its DIY ethos and the incredible friendliness of our audience, staff and volunteers. We are proud to present a music and arts programme that crosses borders and encourages participation, championing ingenuity, independence and a DIY spirit.

Cloudspotting is a welcoming festival and community – a back-to-nature experience for a few hundred people, making it the ideal event for first-time young festival-going families, or the more seasoned reveller who is jaded with the trappings of the wider UK festival scene. The alchemy of our audience, artists and the pristine environment of Gisburn Forest combines for a magical, intimate atmosphere.

Acts who have graced the stage in recent years include The Earlies, Ezra Furman, The Leisure Society, King Creosote, Cate Le Bon, This Is The Kit, Melt Yourself Down and John Bramwell. A full roll-call of past performers can be found here.

This year’s line-up features Bill Ryder-Jones, Jeffrey Lewis (US), The Breath, ICHI (Japan), The Burning Hell (Canada), Isaac Birituro (Ghana), Honeyfeet, Alabaster DePlume and many more.

Come and join us. Put life on pause.

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