UK’s Cotton Clouds Festival will be showcasing its biggest lineup to date for 2019. Held on the 16 and 17th of August, the festival will feature such great acts as The Wailers, Peter Hook & The Light, Reverend & The Makers, Ash, Alabama 3, and much, much more.
Nominated for “Best Small Festival” & “Best Family Festival” two years in a row at the UK Festival Awards, Cotton Clouds will be landing amidst the bucolic hills of the Peak District National Park for the third time, at what is now firmly established as one of the coziest festival locations on the circuit.
Taking place across two days at the height of the British Summer, the festival is raising its game again to bring you a lofty line-up bursting with premiere pop picks, tantalizing foodie treats, a magnificent new makers market, carnival curios, raving robots, and more.
For its third installment, Cotton Clouds will be curating an eclectic mix of sounds just ripe for 2019 summer fun, and for the very first time the festival will be running back-to-back music across all three of its stages during both days of the event – from established artists brimming with pop pedigree to the freshest sounds hovering on the horizon.
This year’s Friday night will be given a stratospheric launch by Northern rock royalty: PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT. As a founding member of not just one, but two, of the most influential bands of all time, Hook has the hit-strewn back-catalogues of both New Order and Joy Division in his artillery.
Getting you warmed up for the headline hits-fest, ASH will unearth treasures from nearly thirty years of solid gold singles. Much like their ebullient and eternally youthful frontman Tim Wheeler, the Northern Irish power-pop band’s music has remained ageless throughout their career.
Dusting Friday with some gangster-approved grooves, the endless legions of ALABAMA 3 will be mobbing the main stage in the afternoon. Best known for soundtracking the criminally-cool opening credits to The Sopranos with their sublime “Woke Up This Morning”, the cult-collective have been making what they self-describe as “Sweet Pretty Muthaf***in Country Acid House Music” since 1995.
Other acts to hit the stage on Friday are: THE MOUSE OUTFIT, SHE DREW THE GUN, SAYTR PLAY, AGBEKO, THE MAITLANDS, and CALLOW YOUTH.
Headlining Saturday’s event, THE WAILERS, are the unequivocal daddies of the reggae genre, for over 50 years the Jamaican outfit have been inspiring audiences and promoting harmony the world over with their uplifting, conscientious and powerful anthems. The list of classics in their canon is endless.
From the Sheffield music scene REVEREND AND THE MAKERS will be sparring the audience with a set of their high-energy indie-electronica. Fronted as ever by the irrepressible Jon “The Reverend” McClure, Jon & Co will be airing hits from a back catalog boasting five Top 20 hit albums including chart slaying recent album The Death Of A King.
Since 2015, the talented collective of THE HOUSE & GARAGE ORCHESTRA have been re-imagining the iconic sounds of UK club music’s golden eras. Performing with a full live band, guest vocalists and expanded Brass & String sections, prepare to hear totemic dance anthems like you’ve never heard them before.
A man who’s spiritual presence has been felt at Cotton Clouds right since the very beginning thanks to his delectable Tim Peaks Diner pop up; in 2019, from The Charlatans fame: TIM BURGESS, will be taking a break from the day-job to perform a set of his solo material. Other acts on Saturday will include: OH MY GOD! IT’S THE CHURCH, PATAWA, JORDAN MAX, and much more.
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