Dance music legends headline Moovin festival

Pioneering dance music legends Orbital will headline this year’s Moovin Festival. The siblings behind rave classics like Chime and Belfast will be joined by a host of other big names at the boutique festival just half an hour from town.

Also on the bill are jazz funk icon Roy Ayers, rap makers Sugarhill Gang, Sister Nancy, Alabama 3, Louie Vega, the Jungle Brothers, Shy FX, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio, Moodymann and DJ Jazzy Jeff. It all happens on the August Bank Holiday, August 26-28.

Other highlights from this year’s lineup include Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, Soul II Soul’s Jazzy B, Mad Professor, Don Letts, DJ Cosmo, Krafty Kuts, the Freestylers, Plump DJs, Dillinja, DJ Randall and Mickey Finn. And of course, the prowess of Manchester DJs will also be on display, with sets from DJ Paulette, Jon DaSilva, Mikey DON, Tom Wainwright and Graeme Park.

Weekend tickets are now on sale for £120 plus booking fee without camping, with the camping pass costing an additional £25 plus booking. There are also bell tent rental options on site.

Details on ticket options can be found on the Moovin website. It takes place at the “eco” farm of Whitebottom, in the Etherow Country Park.

Last year’s event featured artists such as Naughty By Nature, Basement Jaxx, Dave Rodigan, Asian Dub Foundation and The Mouse Outfit.

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