Time to feel good - plan your festival visit

Free parking in council car parks on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 August

Rochdale Feel Good Festival goers should plan their journey, arrive early and allow plenty of time to get to the event, which promises to be the biggest and best in the event’s history.

Thousands of people are expected to head into the town centre on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 August for the annual showcase of entertainment, food and culture, which is being headlined by Glasgow indie-rockers The Fratellis.

The main event runs from 10am until 9pm on Friday, and on Saturday until 11pm, followed by ‘Love Life’ the official festival aftershow party at The Flying Horse Hotel.  

Council Janet Emsley, cabinet member for culture health and wellbeing at Rochdale Borough Council, said: “Car parks, taxi ranks and walking routes to the festival in the town centre will be signposted but we advise those attending to plan their arrival and return home journey in advance. The town centre is likely to be extra busy.” 

During the festival, parking in council car parks is free. For daytime visitors there is additional free parking at Hopwood Hall College on Saturday 20 August from 11am – 7pm. 

For those travelling into Rochdale from Manchester Victoria and Oldham, Metrolink runs direct to the town centre and the Rochdale town centre stop is only a one-minute walk from the festival site. Rochdale railway station connects to Manchester and Leeds and the festival is a 10-minute walk from the station or a one-stop journey on Metrolink. Rochdale bus station is a two-minute walk from the festival. 

The main stage area on Saturday 20 August is not suitable for young children. All under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times, and unaccompanied under 18s will not be admitted. 

More details on how to get to the festival, FAQs and the full line-ups are at www.rochdalefeelgoodfestival.co.uk

The event includes live music across indoor venues and on Saturday the main stage sponsored by The Flying Horse Hotel.  Chefs and food producers including the star of BBC1’s ‘Eat Well for Less?’ Chris Bavin, Nisha Katona (Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch), Andrew Nutter, Tom McNeeney and Guo Yue host live cooking demonstrations and the festival will also include children’s shows and the popular food and drink market. 

Keston Cobblers Club headline Stage 2 on Friday evening, when the festival hosts an outdoor stage on the opening night for the first time.

The event is funded by Rochdale Borough Council together with sponsorship from Rochdale Football Club, The Flying Horse Hotel, Link4Life, The Royal Toby, Metrolink, Rochdale Observer and Key 103. 

For more visit www.facebook.com/feelgoodfestival or connect on twitter @FeelGoodFest

Details of council car parks can be found on the council’s website at www.rochdale.gov.uk/parking

11 Aug 2016