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Tickets released for Rochdale Feel Good Festival and new act added to line-up

17 September 2021

Aziz Ibrahim. Tickets are now on sale for next summer’s Rochdale Feel Good Festival and another act has been revealed.

Guitarist and singer/songwriter Aziz Ibrahim will play the festival’s main stage next summer. The influential multi-talented musician from Manchester has performed with artists including the Stone Roses, Simply Red and Asia as well as co-writing and playing live with the likes of Ian Brown and Paul Weller, Rebel MC and Hot Chocolate.

With a stellar career spanning over three decades he’s also founded the Asian Blues Collective and toured with Pakistan based rock group ‘Overload.’ Aziz’s solo work includes his acclaimed debut album telling the story of his family’s journey from ‘Lahore To Longsight‘, EP ‘Middle Road‘ and album ‘Rusholme Rock with Tabla maestro Dalbir Singh Rattan’ all showcasing his unique blend of Desi GuitR and Asian Blues.

Aziz Ibrahim behind a guitar.

"Multi-talented musician"

Aziz Ibrahim will be joined by previously announced headliner The Fratellis, northern soul band The Northern Soultrain, Manchester singer/songwriter Abbie Ozard, alternative dance band ENTT, indie/folk duo Firewoodisland, DJ Dave Sweetmore and more to be announced, including a local battle of the bands winner.

Rochdale Feel Good Festival on Saturday, 13 August 2022 will feature another showcase of top class entertainment, food and culture. There will be live music across indoor venues, a main stage, plus quality food and drink.

Aziz Ibrahim stood in front of a microphone.

Councillor Sue Smith, cabinet member for communities and co-operation at Rochdale Borough Council, said:

“We’re very pleased to finally get Aziz on our line-up, as well as touring the world with many acclaimed artists and bands, his solo work is superb too and he has won multiple awards and accolades for his contribution to the music industry. I know his live performances are amazing so this is another one to look forward to.”

The festival is funded by the council together with ticket sales and sponsorship from local businesses. If you would like to get involved with the festival, email

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