14 Jun 2021 11:46
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Rivington Music Festival is set to return this summer as a three-day event from 16th – 18th July, with iconic rock bands, Toploader and Republica, headlining alongside local favourites and up and coming acts.


Previously held in 2018 and 2019 as a one-day event, organisers of the bigger 2021 festival have booked quality heritage acts to maximise ticket sales and are also holding a Friday Legends Night from 7pm on the 16th July, featuring broadcasting legend and patron of Rivington Terraced Gardens, Mark Radcliffe, Bez from the Happy Mondays, Clint Boon from Inspiral Carpets and XS Manchester, and local DJ John William Leather.


New for 2021 is a VIP bar with a Japanese theme to tie in with the historic Japanese Garden. Seating up to 90 at any one time, the bookable table service bar features a Japanese-inspired drinks menu. Hot and cold refreshments will also be on sale throughout the festival, with bars provided by Northern Monkey.


The Saturday line-up from 1:00pm – 10:30pm, features: Republica, Red Electrick, Good Foxy, Driftwood, Jeremiah Ferrari, Joe McAdam, Pete McDonna and Be My Band. From Sunday 1:00pm – 10:30pm, Toploader, Design Rewind, Magari, TVOD, Ellysse Mason, Taylor Paisley-French, Casper Mason and Marc Winstanley will be on stage.


Projects manager at Rivington Terraced Gardens, Andrew Suter, said: “We’re excited to be able to hold the music festival after being hit by lockdown restrictions that have had a huge impact on our fundraising. This music festival is the first of many events we have planned. We’re looking forward to welcoming crowds and supporters of the Gardens and rewarding them for all their help in keeping us going through these tricky times.”


Mark Radcliffe, broadcaster, writer, musician and patron of Rivington Terraced Gardens, says: “Summer wouldn’t be summer without festivals. It’s fantastic news that the Rivington Music Festival can go ahead, bigger and better than before. We’re confident that it’ll raise a good portion of the funds needed to keep up the good work of the volunteers in maintaining the glory of this unique corner of Britain.”


Adult tickets are available from £14, child tickets from £6, weekend tickets are also on sale. To book tickets visit www.rivingtonterracedgardens.org.uk

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