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It’s back – Rochdale Feel Good Festival 2016
- 26 February 2016
Rochdale Feel Good Festival will include live music across indoor venues, a main stage against the backdrop of the town hall and Stage 2 - the community stage. Chefs and food producers will host live cooking demonstrations throughout the event which will also include the popular food market. Performers will be announced over the next few months. Previous acts have included The South, Toploader, Scouting for Girls, The Feeling, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Martha and the Vandellas, Badly Drawn Boy and The Lightning Seeds. Celebrity chefs have included Ainsley Harriott, Rachel Allen, Gino D’Acampo, Kevin Woodford and Rochdale’s Andrew Nutter.
Once again a local band will get chance to open the main stage on the Saturday. Last year Rochdale alternative rock band ‘The Hotspur Press’ got a superb reception. The competition will be launched in April with local acts encouraged to apply to win the coveted slot.
Last year more than 16,000 visits were made, including more than 8,800 people who watched bands on the main stage. The event, now the North West’s biggest free music and food festival, saw more than 45 artists taking part, with spending in the town centre by festival goers over the two days estimated to be £340,484. That spending provided a business boost, with 89 per cent of town centre businesses who responded to a survey by Rochdale Town Centre Management reporting an increase in town centre footfall and 61 per cent saying the festival increased their income.
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