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Tuck in and enjoy – Rochdale’s feel good food factor

24 July 2017

Already famous for live music, the food will be drawing admirers too at Rochdale Feel Good Festival.

Rochdale Feel Good Festival returns next month for its 10th anniversary on 11 and 12 August 2017 -  but it's not just about the stellar music – there's a tasty line-up of food and drink too.

The festival's food and drink village will be open from 5pm – 10pm on Friday and 11am – 11pm on Saturday with a new layout, seating area and over twenty traders selling delicious dishes, fantastic street food, pop-ups, bars and much more.  

You'll be able to listen to live music and enjoy traditional family entertainment, soaking up the atmosphere and try mouth-watering fayre from around the North West, including meaty, veggie and vegan delights.

Take your pick from naan sandwiches, tapas, salads, pizza, barbeque food, American corndogs, fusion quesadillas, pies and for a sweet treat there'll be pancakes and churros as well as gourmet doughnuts, ice creams, cupcakes and more. 

There's also a full range of official festival merchandise including t-shirts, vest tops, glow bracelets, bags, hoodies and gifts.

'our food and drink village will be packed with a superb variety of traders'

There will also be plenty of conveniently-located bars with alcoholic and soft drinks available.

This year for the first time there won't be live cookery demonstrations, with these being moved to a brand new event - Rochdale Food and Drink Festival - on Saturday 24 March 2018.

Councillor Janet Emsley, our cabinet member for neighbourhoods, community and culture said food fans will be in for a treat:

"Food's always been an important part of the festival, and this year our food and drink village will be packed with a superb variety of traders around the newly paved area in the town hall square. We wanted to create something really impressive for when the crowds descend and along with all the family entertainment and a Victorian carousel it's going to have a lovely feel this year."

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

On Saturday The main stage will be headlined by indie rock band Razorlight, alongside Manchester's Baked A La Ska, RedFaces, Pacific, The Bright Black, The Karpets fronted by Tom Hingley, Honeyfeet, the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, The Delphina Kings and The Recreation.

On Friday evening the main stage will be headlined by Daft Punk The Tribute, alongside 90's Britpop covers band Marbelhead Johnson, hot new London four piece Next Stop Mars and Rochdale singer/songwriter Joe Dunne.

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.