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It’s a date - Rochdale Feel Good Festival 2018

20 December 2017

Feel Good Festival stage and attendees.

The countdown to Rochdale Feel Good Festival 2018 has begun with the announcement of the date for next summer's event.

The festival will return on Saturday, 18 August 2018 and we promise another showcase of top class entertainment, food and culture.

Past main stage performers include Razorlight, The Fratellis, Scouting for Girls, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Toploader, The Feeling, The South, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Badly Drawn Boy, and The Lightning Seeds. 

Stage at the Feel Good Festival 2017.

The 2018 version will include live music across indoor venues, a main stage against the backdrop of the town hall, a quality food market and other entertainment. 

More than 11,000 people attended the festival this August 2017, in its tenth anniversary year.

'We're excited to see this hugely popular festival return'

The festival is funded by us together with sponsorship from local businesses.

Councillor Janet Emsley, our cabinet member for neighbourhoods, community and culture said:

"Plans for 2018 are well underway and we're excited to see this hugely popular festival return. It's always an unmissable festival for friends and family to enjoy, and a good opportunity for local businesses, so if you would like to be part of it, get in touch now, space is always in high demand."

Another local band will get chance to play the main stage. This year The Recreation played the biggest gig of their career on the Saturday afternoon. The competition will be launched in April 2018 with local acts encouraged to apply to win the coveted slot.

If you'd like to get involved with the festival, email

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