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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.

News on next year’s plans coming soon.

Limited Camping Tickets!

We have only a VERY limited amount of adult camping tickets left and these will sell out, so please don’t delay if you are intending to come to the Festival!

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Ordinary Superpowers Band

The climax of Cloudspotting is in good hands with a Sunday lunch-time performance from the awesome Ordinary Superpowers Band. Probably the world’s coolest musical ‘education’ group, the musicians in the Ordinary Superpowers Group are on a mission to...

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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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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.

Bits and Bobs