Moovin Festival Returns In 2022 With Their Biggest Lineup Yet
Ready to get MOOVIN and groovin’? The much loved, independent, countercultural weekend long fiesta that is Moovin Festival is back: “Once Manchester’s best kept secret, it has now established itself as the place to party over the August Bank holiday weekend.” Are you ready to get groovin’?
And this year will see the biggest lineup that Manchester has seen to date! You’ll see a full mix of familiar faces, legends, groundbreakers, and so much more. Get ready for some great surprises and madness! This is the PERFECT way to catch your favorite acts!
It all takes place at the eco-friendly Whitebottom Farm, a beautiful, secluded spot in the heart of Etherow Country Park, just 30 minutes from central Manchester. The eclectic venue is transformed into a wonderland for fun and frolics, amongst enchanting trees, surrounded by the most picturesque charms of nature including lakes, rivers, and a spectacular gorge. Sounds gorgeous to me! The lineup is kept to a small capacity in order to keep the friendly and intimate vibes. This adult only festival will create a family out of the attendees, which is so special!
The Stage Design is So Unique!
Check out these unique spaces that fit the theme! Start things off at “The Barn”, a large converted cowshed with a huge bar for speedy service at reasonable prices. There will be plenty of space to dance and hay bale seating to kick back on, makes it a unique Festival setting. Where else do you get a setting like that? And headlining this stage are legendary dance pioneers Orbital whose
incredible live show features LED screens and transportive imagery matched with their otherworldly acid house sound will be an experience not to be missed. A little bit of everything plays at “The Barn” such as groovy Funk and Soul from Roy Ayers, Dancehall vibes from Sister Nancy, and The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff. He is sure to “moo”ve the crowd with his flawless turntable skills and musical versatility. For a little bit of variety, the festival is also welcoming Hip Hop Heavyweights the Sugarhill Gang and Jungle Brothers, the genre defying Alabama 3, Slamborees extravagant stage theatre show, and everything in between.
Next up, we’ve got The Udder One, this year set to be the ultimate combo of a club in a field and will showcase the epic Jungle/d&B phenomenon Shy FX , the Grammy Award winner and a true leader in global dance music Louie Vega and Soul ll Soul maestro Jazzie B. This is going to be a weekend to remember! With dub and reggae vibes from the Mad Professor, the eclectic sounds of the inimitable Moodymann, and the sure to please funky grooves from Craig Charles are just a few of the amazing acts rocking the tent, there is also a spectacular breakbeat show ” King of the Beats” with Moovin resident Krafty Kuts going back to back with the Plump Djs & Freestylers will be set to blow your wellies off.
These are only two of the five stages on sight and you will discover something you love! Each stage has its own unique and distinctive style. There will be a whole host of music and performances across the weekend. There will also be support for up and coming local talent. And to add to this amazing lineup- Jungle stalwarts Micky Finn, Dillinja and DJ Randall plus House legends such as Graeme Park, Jon Da Silva and DJ Paulette alongside some amazing bands.
Aside from the music, there are yoga classes and morning gong baths to start your day. Add that to treatments like massage and reflexology, ethically sourced food and drink, fresh coffee, fresh juices, smoothies, treats, sweets, delights, hoopers, dancers, chancers, circus, fire, poets, magic, mayhem, and much, much more and you’re in heaven! Get ready to explore. Moovin really is a festival like no udder!
With the last 2 year editions selling out be sure to grab your tickets while you still can www.moovinfestival.com