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Blackthorn Music Festival 2015 returns with local talent
Monday 20th July 2015 @ 13:45 by Max Wieland

Stockport-based band Strangeways, who appeared on Tameside Radio in June, will be playing at this weekend’s Blackthorn Music Festival along with a host of other Tameside and Glossop talent.


TALENTED GROUP: Clint Boon, who will be at Blackthorn Music Festival on Friday, praised Stockport band Strangeways last month (June) after they reached the final of a national music competition.

Building on the success of last year, the festival – between July 24 and 26 – will give undiscovered musicians an opportunity to showcase their talents alongside more established acts at Etherow Country Park, Compstall, Stockport.

Strangeways will play on the Main Stage as will chart-topping indie rock band The Enemy, alternative dance group The Sunshine Underground and JJ Rosa.

Fresh from playing during the Tour of Tameside ‘Maybe Frank’, who also featured on Tameside Radio in April, will play on the Meadow Stage.

Other acts on this stage will be Kalandra, Little Sparrow while on the Dome stage will be Stillia, The Saffrons and Indigo Empire.

BLACKTHORN MUSIC FESTIVAL: Start's on the 24 July until 26 July.

BLACKTHORN MUSIC FESTIVAL: Start’s on the 24 July until 26 July.

As well as music there will be spontaneous live art installations, a silent disco and jamming sessions taking place from midnight on both nights.

There will be no vehicle access through the park and there are a limited number of car parking spaces available.

The nearest train stations are Marple and Romiley and Stockport is nearby with the 383 and 384 buses running past Compstall from these locations.

Doors open at 11am on all three days with last entry at 9pm while tickets cost £45 for the full weekend, £17.50 for either Friday or Sunday and £27.50 for Saturday.

To book direct ring 07437 895571 or email [email protected] or you can buy tickets at Compstall Post Office, Romiley Post Office, Stationary Supplies – Marple – and Ink Box.

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