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!
As well as top music, there will also be a variety of other arts showcased at Blackthorn. Dedicated areas for 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. After our successful venture into Glamping last year, we are increasing the number of Bell Tents available to hire. So why not go for the luxurious approach and enjoy the whole weekend.
15 and under must be accompanied by an adult to camp
Campers can arrive from 4pm Thursday and leave by midday Monday.
Car access to drop off camping equipment may be arranged on Thursday only, alternatively car parking is available in village with shuttle bus service to site.
Campervans £20 plus £15 camping fee per person
Caravan and car £25 plus £15 camping fee per person
Glamping £220 Bell tent equipped with foam mattresses for 4 people, lighting, cushions and mini table and matting throughout. Each come with its own set of exterior fairly lights. Use of Posh Loos and Hot Showers included. (Price is for 4 people sharing and does not include weekend admission ticket).
For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone our office 07340 809204
RU25 Policy is strictly adhered to; ID accepted is Driving Licence, Passport and Citizenship Card, no copies.
VIP Taxis: 0161 427 0777
Festival Do's And Don'ts
small camping stove
tent - but can hire one here
water proof - fingers crossed it wont be needed
human repair kit
Festival goers are not allowed to bring alcohol on to the site
No Glass will be allowed
No Illegal substances
No fires or BBQs
No sound systems
all children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
unruly behaviour is not accepted
random bag searches
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Disabled Access Information
Please contact the festival organisers directly for Disabled Access Queries - 07340 809204
Travelling to/from the festival
Whitebottom Farm, Etherow Country Park, Compstall, Stockport
BUT... for those who are handy with a sat nav must use SK6 5HZ, this is for the Post office in Compstall
There will be signs to the nearest car parks and to the festival from this point and other area around. There will be NO vehicle access through the park, drop off must be either at Post Office or car parks.If you are coming by car please be aware that there is a limited number of car park spaces available. We are aiming to be an eco-friendly festival so why don’t you help us by GoCarShare.
Public Transport – our nearest train stations are Marple and Romiley. Stockport train station is also nearby with buses every 15 minutes. From the three stations the public buses; 383 and 384, run past Compstall.
The history of Blackthorn Festival
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, 2014 & 2015’s festival have been a great success doubling their attendance yearly. To increase the quality and the ultimate festival experiences, this year all campers have posh loos and hot showers available.
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