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Feel Good Festival 2011

Siobhanne Beattie


2011 sees the return of the much-loved, Feel Good Festival, to Rochdale in September for it’s fourth consecutive year.

Held on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd September 2011, Feel Good Festival transforms Rochdale Town Centre, and venues in Middleton and Heywood, into perfomance spaces, celebrity kitchens and much, much more, and it’s completely FREE!

Boasting five stages of formidable live music, including scheduled performances from chart-topping pop funkstars, The Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Badly Drawn Boy, Ellen & The Escapades, who clinched the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Contest in 2010, and Frankie & The Heartstrings, making it possible for any bank balance to enjoy the festival experience.

And, designed to tickle your tastebuds, Feel Good Festival offers culinary delights from “foodie favourites” including, local award-winning chef, Andrew Nutter, revered cakemaker Alison Seagrave, and TV favourite, Ainsley Harriot, who will all demonstrate their delectable skills live at the event, with free samples for all!

With high expectations for the forthcoming festival already at boiling point, a series of “warm-up” events have already taken place with June’s cookery classes in local Primary Schools, and July’s Art’s Feel Good Festival combining theatre, dance, drama, and sculpture.

And, there are even more highlights to come before September with Jim Cartwrights acclaimed play, “Two” at Middleton Theatre (27th July-5th August), and blues, soul, funk and folk sensation, Kirsty Almedia headlining Heywood Civic Centre on 19th August.

Rochdale’s Feel Good Festival not only quashes both edible and audible hunger of revellers but gives all the family the opportunity to embrace the festival experience at a credit-crunch friendly rate!