Nestled in the picturesque Cheshire countryside, Blackthorn Music Festival is a true celebration of city culture and rural produce. Manchester is responsible for creating and supporting some of the best music ever made, and the surrounding areas have produced some of the tastiest, highest quality food and drink available. If you come to Blackthorn, be assured that you will experience the best of the city along with the best of the countryside. We’ve also done our best to remove the bad bits, so no traffic and no cow poo – when Karl’s Aberdeen Angus cows move out the campers move in! Blackthorn originally began life as a massive party to celebrate Laura Hancock going away to uni. Looking happily around the area, Karl realised that he could combine his love of music and food to create Manchester’s first credible music festival with camping. 2013’s festival was a fantastic success, now in 2014 the Hancocks’ have teamed up with fledgling Manchester record label and event organisers The Big Slice to give the very best undiscovered musicians a chance to showcase their talents. As well as top music, there will also be a variety of other arts showcased at Blackthorn. Dedicated areas for, live art, acoustic acts and spontaneous live art installations appear throughout the festival, so if you go for a wander away from the main stage you never know what you might come across. With a family friendly atmosphere throughout the day and a silent disco and jamming session from midnight on wards on both nights, Blackthorn will cater for your every cultural whim.
Less Than Sober
Sounds Like: The Foo Fighters, U2, Green Day, Kings Of Leon, Less Than Sober
Label: Right Recordings Ltd London
Manager: Gordon Anderson
Bio: 'Less Than Sober' are a 5 - piece outfit originating from Saltcoats on the West Coast of Scotland who have laboured extremely hard over the past two years in the tireless pursuit of being recognised as the best working class band for several decades. Gok , Malky , Sandy , Ricardo and Mark have a...See Full Bio
: Less Than Sober frontman Gok & his son Wee Kris on STV Glasgow last night :) LT<S http://t.co/Z2U8v5plyI
“Less Than Sober are a 5-piece all the way from Saltcoats. Loud, in your face and with a canny grasp of melody and a big chorus, they’re the most explosive thing to emerge from the Three Towns since the gradual dismantling of the ICI plant at Ardeer. Less Than Sober play Freckfest on Friday 16th August alongside our Oasis and Stone Roses tribute acts. In the future, the Freckfest organisers may well book a Less Than Sober tribute act, as, by then, the real act will be so globally successful and off-the-scale massive that a tribute act might just be the best we can do. Catch the real deal while you still can. Less Than Sober sound absolutely massive. With more hooks than a Peter Pan villains convention taking part in a fly-fishing festival, they forego any sort of subtlety and fly at break-neck speed straight for the jugular. Don’t bore us, get to the chorus ‘n all that jazz.”
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