Three Lancashire Music Festivals in May

AFTER two years of lockdown and canceled music events, it’s finally time to party at a festival.

Several music festivals are taking place in Lancashire next month, bringing the Kaiser Chiefs, UB40, Clean Bandit and other top musicians to the county.

We’ve rounded up the festivals happening in May with info on who’s playing, cost and how to get tickets.

When: Thursday May 12 to Saturday May 14
Ticket cost: £28 to £148.50

Highlight Festival. (Photo: Robin Zhaler)

Highest Point, Lancashire’s largest open-air festival, welcomes thousands of attendees in May, for a three-day musical extravaganza featuring a range of rock chart-toppers and legends.

It will be headlined by pop trio Clean Bandit, Richard Ashcroft (of The Verve) and indie rockers the Kaiser Chiefs.

In addition to these, patrons can expect to see over 100 performers on six stages over the weekend, and can enjoy a regional offering of street food and top-notch craft beers on-site. .

Also on the bill are Basement Jaxx, Sigala, Example, Not3s, Low Steppa, as well as stars Mae Muller and Mimi Webb.

There will also be appearances from Horse Meat Disco, SASASAS, Shy FX, Sub Focus, Turno, DJ and producer Emily Nash, Lancaster natives Lowes, Judge Jules, Luke Una, Charlie Tee and local hero Matt Thiss as well as indie favorites Reverend and the Makers, and lottery winners.

For a dose of nostalgia, Escape Classics, Mr Wilsons Second Liners, 80s V 90s and Funkademia will delight crowds and festival favorites The Cuban Brothers will return again this year, with their outrageous comedic performances.

There are some new additions to this year’s festival, including the Not-tober Brewery, a new event area that will feature an immersive bingo experience with rave intervals, dancing and audience participation, karaoke , drag numbers and more.

There will also be a new beverage masterclass area, a bigger stage at The Woods, plus more bars and more restrooms.

The current festival schedule is as follows:


Richard Ashcroft/ Reverend and The Makers / The Lottery Winners


Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) / Judge Jules / Low Steppa / Lowes / Luke Una / Mimi Webb / NOT3S / SASASAS / Sigala (live) / Turno and many more…


Kaiser Chiefs / Example / Horse Meat Disco / Lyra / Mae Muller / Sub Focus (DJ Set & ID) / Shy FX / The Cuban Brothers and many more…

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When: Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29
Ticket cost: £14.50 to £255

The Summer Fest comes to Ewood Park, home of Blackburn Rovers FC from 27-29 May 2022.

Guests can enjoy three days of live music with legendary headliners The Human League, Boy George & Culture Club and UB40 featuring Ali Campbell.

Here is the full composition:

Friday May 27

  • The human league
  • Gnat
  • Kim Wilde
  • Nik Kershaw
  • Lottery winners
  • of yesteryear

Friday May 27 – Second stage

  • Joe Astley and the Wallgate Group
  • The facade
  • Joe Stanley
  • garden party

Saturday May 28

  • Boy George and Cultural Club
  • Tony Hadley
  • little heather
  • Lee John of Imagination
  • Limahl
  • matt hoy

Saturday May 28 – Second stage

  • lilacs
  • Darts
  • The Stanleys
  • Boo Min
  • Journey to Wonderland

Saturday May 28 – Ibiza Tent

  • James Haskel
  • Jordan Khokhar
  • Jen Harrison

Sunday May 29

  • UB40 with Ali Campbell
  • Soul II Soul
  • Maxi Priest
  • Aswad
  • The Marley Experience
  • The Barefoot Bandit
  • dub defenders

Sunday May 29 – Second stage

  • Mamma Mania
  • River
  • Jen Dixon
  • Tom Byrom/Reflectz
  • Zha Olu

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When: Saturday April 30 to Sunday May 1
Ticket cost: Child: from £5-

Adult: from £10

Children under 4 are free

As we all come together for what is Blackburn’s best tribute festival! Restricted Rocks will be offering a fun family festival featuring 12 top AAA Rock Tribute bands.

Here is the full composition

Saturday April 30
Clone roses
Happy Mondaze
between the courts
The Smiths UTD
True Order

Sunday May 1
Not you Rolling Stones
noisy meat
status quo
Foo Fighterz
Tribute to nirvana
green mist

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