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Rochdale AFC on side for town’s big festival

03 July 2017

Rochdale AFC on side. Rochdale Football Club is backing this summer's Rochdale Feel Good Festival again – signing up to be one of the event's main sponsors.

As part of the agreement the Dale will be an official festival partner, marketing the event to their thousands of fans during pre-season and at the Crown Oil Arena during their opening game in August. The League One club will again take part in the festival itself with Manager Keith Hill holding a mini training session for Junior Dale fans to take part in on the Friday. There will be a festival club shop selling the new training wear and replica shirts on both days plus guest appearances by their mischievous mascot Desmond the Dragon!!

Rochdale Football Club Sales and marketing manager Frances Fielding said:

"We always get an amazing response at Rochdale Feel Good Festival. It's the biggest event in the borough and it's an event that a lot of our fans look forward to."

Councillor Janet Emsley cabinet member for neighbourhoods, community and culture said:

"Working with partners like Rochdale AFC and connecting with their thousands of supporters helps the council to deliver this wonderful event and tell more people about it, so we're looking forward to working with Rochdale AFC again. The event continues to grow in popularity and as we prepare to celebrate our tenth birthday we're planning to make it the best one yet."

Rochdale Manager Keith Hill said:

"Myself, Chris Beech and a few of the players will be attending on the Friday afternoon and holding a mini training session for the kids to take part in. Rochdale Feel Good Festival is a great event.  We're looking forward to it and happy to be involved once again."

'As we prepare to celebrate our tenth birthday we're planning to make it the best one yet'

Rochdale Feel Good Festival returns on Friday, 11 and Saturday, 12 August 2017, for another showcase of entertainment, food and culture.

The festival which is celebrating its 10th birthday will include live music across indoor venues, a main stage sponsored by The Flying Horse Hotel, a quality food court and family entertainment. 

The main stage will be headlined by Razorlight, on a packed 2 day line-up which also includes Manchester's Baked A La Ska, RedFaces, Pacific, Daft Punk The Tribute, Marbelhead Johnson, The Bright Black, The Karpets fronted by Tom Hingley, Honeyfeet, DJ Dave Sweetmore, the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, the Delphina Kings, The Recreation and Joe Dunne plus more to be announced.

The festival is funded by us together with sponsorship from The Flying Horse Hotel, Rochdale Football Club, Metrolink, O2 Rochdale, The Royal Toby, Rochdale Town Centre Management and Rochdale Sixth Form College.
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