Greater Manchester Prepares For Food, Music And Rochdale Feel Good Festival 2014

Greater Manchester Prepares For Food, Music And Rochdale Feel Good Festival 2014

Feel Good Festival  2014
29-30 August 2014

With the warm weather well and truly settled in the final plans and preparations are being put into place for one of the north of England's biggest free outdoor events, which returns for its seventh edition following successful installments over previous years.

Rochdale Feel Good Festival, run by Rochdale Borough Council and Rochdale Town Centre Management, takes place in the Greater Manchester borough of Rochdale on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th August 2014, with this year's overall offering having just been fully confirmed. Focussing on food in the celebrity kitchen and music across two stages, all in the centre of the town, a crowd of more than 10,000 made it to 2013's celebrations, with organisers expecting footfall to increase again this time round.

Chart-toppers Scouting For Girls, who lay claim to ten top 40 singles, and four top ten albums, will appear as the main headliners, alongside punk-ska-reggae legends The Selecter, one of the most acclaimed and influential troupes in the genre. Elsewhere, Manchester folk duo Bird To Beast and fellow local heads MDNGHT, a particularly hotly tipped electronic crossover band currently making ripples on the scene, will also appear. 

Meanwhile, esteemed TV foodies Ainsley Harriott, Andrew Nutter, and Aazam Ahmad will also be on hand to serve up all manner of delectable edibles to attendees. In addition, as with previous years the event will also feature an abundance of side attractions, interactive games, stalls, eateries and more, making for a truly spectacular and fun-filled way to see out what's already been a long, hot summer.

Debbie Hernon, of Rochdale Town Centre Management, said: "We're delighted to unveil this year's complete offering, which is our strongest to date. Previous years have gone from strength to strength, making Rochdale Feel Good Festival a much-loved institution in one of Europe's most vibrant and exciting city regions, and by all accounts we're going to build on those successes to deliver the most memorably edition yet.