We wanted to give you an update on where we were with our plans for 2017. As you know, the date planned is 14th-16 July and we’ve already put in our order for fabulous weather all weekend.
The artists already booked include Merry Hell, Lucy Ward, Wilson Family, Granny’s Attic, the Hayes Sisters, Graeme Knights & Jim Mageean, and Mark Dowding. Plus we have local artists including Stanley Accrington, Eliza P & her Oopsadaisy Circus, and Heather McNeill, amongst many more.
We also have an Artisan Market being organised by Pam Alderton and Sara Jones, and of course Ade the Face Painting Fairy will be there!
Our new flyers have now been printed and we are working on sharing them as far and wide as we can. If you would like us to send some through to you for you to share around please let us know and give a postal address to send some to. We really would appreciate your help in sharing with your friends, local folk clubs and anywhere else you can think of.
By way of update in relation to the campsite, this is again based at Well-i-Hole Farm in Greenfield. It is now being managed by new owners who are intending to upgrade the site and the facilities. Jack, the site marshall, will again be there all weekend to support festival campers any way he can.
Please remember that if you have a tent you can go straight onto the site on arrival. But you must book in advance if you arriving with a campervan, motorhome or caravan. There are also some electric hook ups available but these again must be booked in advance. The telephone number to contact the campsite is 01457 834316.
Finally, we are working on a new website – www.saddleworthfolkweekend.co.uk. This is accessible now, but is being worked on while “live” and so information will be added over the coming weeks.
We hope you find this email of interest. Please do let us know if you would like some flyers sending to you. Also if you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to email us here. We will be in touch again when we have more information to share.
With best wishes,
Ali & Vivienne x