Rochdale Feel Good Festival

2023 Feel Good festival logo.

A day of entertainment in Rochdale town centre

Date of festival: Saturday, 10 August 2024
Festival start time: 11.30am
Main stage: gates open at 12.30pm, performances 1pm–10.45pm
Festival finish time: 3am, Sunday, 11 August 2024
Location: main stage at Rochdale Town Hall Square, The Esplanade, Rochdale OL16 1AZ and see indoor venues

Entry and tickets

Most of the musical entertainment across our festival venues is free to enter and enjoy.

Tickets and wristbands are only required to enter the main stage area and the food and drink village.

Food traders wanted

Food traders can now apply to be part of the 2024 festival in the main stage area. Great food is always a big part of the festival and in our Food and Drink Village you’ll find more exciting traders with delicious dishes to try, fantastic street food, pop-ups and much more.

How to apply: Request an application form by emailing and put ‘Food trader application’ in the subject line.

Deadline: Completed forms and associated documentation must be received by Friday, 14 June 2024.

Rochdale Feel Good Festival headliners

Also on the main stage

Battle of the Bands competition

The deadline for entering the Battle of the Bands competition was Thursday, 30 May 2024.

The top 6 acts who get the most ‘likes’ on Facebook go forward to a panel of judges.

The winner will be awarded a coveted 20-minute main stage slot on Saturday, 10 August 2024. A runner-up will also get to play in one of our indoor venues.

This year, for the first time, musicians who make the final 6 will receive support thanks to funding from Arts Council England.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the festival, please email

2022 archive: food and drink village – main stage area

Sponsors and partners

Flying Horse Hotel logo.

The main stage is sponsored by the Flying Horse Hotel.

Premier Kia logo.

Our digital partner is Premier Kia.

Metrolink logo.

Metrolink is an official partner.

Royal Toby logo.

The Royal Toby Hotel is an official partner.