The long wait is finally over. Moovin Festival will be back from August 27th – 29th 2021 at the idyllic Whitebottom Farm in Etherow Country Park just south of Manchester. The first wave of names is a typically eclectic mix spanning every sound and scene, from newcomers to legends and everything in between. Headlining proceedings are hip hop heavyweights Naughty By Nature who make a rare UK appearance & dance titans Basement Jaxx who will be mixing it up with the likes of Reggae / Dub legend Eek A Mouse, the unique sounds of Asian Dub Foundation ,deep digging music aficionados including Todd Terje,Mr Scruff, Krafty Kuts, Graeme Park, alongside some of the freshest live acts and DJs spanning many genres from Afrobeat collectives, beatboxing violinists, world music innovators, to the Elvis fronted Nirvana tribute band “Elvana”and so much more! Moovin Festival always brings up some of the most interesting and quirky line ups around. Demand is set to be huge for this much loved festival with most tickets sold prior to the line up being announced.
The proudly independent and counter cultural Moovin Festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend at the eco-friendly Whitebotham farm in stunning Compstall countryside just 30 minutes from Manchester but what feels like a world away. The now not so secret little hideaway is found by travelling through a beautiful country park, through a magical canopy of trees, past a lake and river, birds and waterfowl and on to a breathtaking weir at the entrance. On arrival at the gorgeous site, transformed into a mini wonderland for the weekend, you’ll meet your fellow revellers, an intimate crowd with a friendly and personal vibe. It is a festival all about musical discovery as well as making new friendships, having unique experiences and a time you will not forget.
The stages include the Barn Stage, a large open sided cow shed with bales of hay to relax and chill on, as well as sound systems throughout the site that are guaranteed to knock your festival wellies off. Camping options include super stylish bell tents with some added luxuries, while the whole festival is a rich, colourful affair thanks to the creativity of the visual art collective who dress and design the whole event.
There is plenty to look forward to musically across the many stages including sure to be spectacular headline sets from game changing hip hop legends Naughty By Nature and globally renowned, chart topping dance innovators Basemement Jaxx, a dub and reggae masterclass from the influential David Rodigan, disco dazzlers from Scandi-king Todd Terje, all shades of house from Graeme Park to a live performance from K Klass as well as the usual eclectic thrills and spills from firm Moovin favs like Craig Charles , Freestylers , DMC champion DJ Woody, The Mouse Outfit, Honeyfeet and many more covering House ,funk, afro, disco, soul, dub hip hop, brass, drum & bass and everything in between. There really is something for all music lovers.
Also standing out this year will be drum & bass legend DJ Marky who will bring his huge bag of rollers, with special sets from the long time pioneers Micky Finn and Aphrodite who are reuniting for an exclusive 30 years celebration and jungle stalwarts DJ SS and DJ Randall.
Moovin Festival 2021 is set to be a very special reunion indeed, with a whole world of fun to explore aside from the mouthwatering musical offering.