The Festival is organised by the Rochdale Town Centre Management Company, a not for profit organisation set up to positively promote Rochdale town centre.
The event offers live music from big name acts on the main stage located within the grounds of the beautiful Grade 1 listed Rochdale Town Hall, providing a stunning backdrop to the festival. Notable artists to appear at the festival in previous years have included Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, The Beat and Jesca Hoop. The Festival also holds a Battle of the Bands competition giving local bands the chance to open the Festival.
The Festival showcases live cookery demonstrations in the Feel Good Kitchen from some of the worlds best known celebrity chefs including Gino Di Campo, Jean Cristophe Novelli and Brian Turner, along with a food village offering alfresco dining and a vibrant outdoor market. In addition, there are a wide range of activities for children including Bugs, Bees & Beasties, facepainting and fairground rides.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The Feel Good Festival showcases Rochdale at its best and offers something for all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. Last year the Festival attracted over 10,000 people into Rochdale town centre on the Saturday alone.
The event helps to improve perceptions of Rochdale town centre and supports local businesses and the local economy.
Here is what some of our Facebook supporters had to say about last year’s Festival:
“The atmosphere last year was one of optimism and fun. I think it gave a boost to all that attended, and helped raise the profile of Rochdale, which for sure needs it.”.
“I live in Bradford and have been to the Feel Good Festival for the last 3 years, each year I've brought more friends and family with me. We really look forward to it and it’s a great way to end the summer holidays. Love it”!
“Me, my friends and family, young and old have had a fantastic time at each festival. Best thing to happen in Rochdale. Would be a crime to loose it”!
Steps to get it done:
The Feel Good brand is now widely used by local businesses hosting their own events throughout the borough in the run up to the Feel Good Festival.
This year, the Festival will be holding a Feel Good Incredible Edibles planting event in April, and will sell and use some of the produce grown locally in the Food & Drink Market and Feel Good Kitchen at the Festival in the summer.
For up to date news and information about the 2013 Festival please visit our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/feelgoodfestival
About the space
The Butts & Rochdale Town Hall