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Cotton Clouds Festival Returns For 2018

Landing amidst the bucolic hills of the Peak District National Park for one radiant weekend this Summer, Cotton Clouds Festival 2018 will be nestling itself into one of the cosiest festival settings around once more on August 18, 2018. A day of top flight talent, out of this world tastes and universal entertainments, Cotton Clouds promises something for everyone.

Following an overwhelming response in its first year that saw the festival take off to a sell-out success and even score a nomination for the ‘Best New Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards, the sky’s the limit as Cotton Clouds Festival returns with a thrilling new line-up.


Across a major outdoor Main Stage, and two indoor satellite stages Cotton Clouds promises an eclectic mix of glorious and varied sounds ripe for 2018 summer fun from artists both of legendary status and with immense promise…


Topping the bill this year, Cotton Clouds are overjoyed to be welcoming the singular talents of the mighty Sister Sledge as its show stopping festival headline act. With more hits than there are tiles on a disco ball, the phenomenal Philly funksters are true pop royalty. Embrace your loved ones for ‘We Are Family’, get ‘Lost in Music’ as they command your feet to their groovy masterpiece, dig out those flares and flaunt your thing for ‘He's The Greatest Dancer’. With a trove of internationally conquering, era defining, billboard toppling hits at their disposal - expect a pop masterclass of the highest order as Debbie & Kim Sledge unleash their incurable and irresistible disco fever upon Cotton Clouds.

Then, heading up the 2018 bash’s burgeoning undercarriage are none-other than northern heroes Starsailor. The Wigan four piece who made a most welcome and long overdue return last year with ‘All This Life’ (their first album in some 8 years) will be launching into the late evening with a set of their epic interstellar rock. With ten Top 40 hits to dip into including “Alcoholic”, “Lullaby", “Silence Is Easy” and more, expect big anthems and even bigger singalongs.  

Top tunes in the afternoon will be courtesy of none other than Toploader. Eastbourne’s finest groove-meisters will be arriving on site in the afternoon with aims to have you dancing in the… well, sunlight (weather permitting!). With over 2 million album sales to their name and with plenty of feel good favourites to pick from their brimming back catalogue, Joseph Washbourne and Co. have all that it takes to create that festival fizz. From the pop panache of their smash debut album, Onka's Big Moka, to the reinvigorating rewards to be found on their latest long-player ‘Seeing Stars’, the post-Brit Pop outfit are sure to cast you under their spell.

After a lengthy hiatus, Kingston Upon Hull indie pop queens Scarlet will return to reacquaint the festival with the highs of their A Song For Europe stunning ‘Independent Love Song’ and other mystic delights from their shimmering songbook. One-time Catfish & The Bottlemen guitarist and his latest band: Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles will be promising a songwriting masterclass as he takes to the Main stage mid-afternoon. Former XFM go-getter Gareth Brooks will be spinning a wonderful web of good time vibes as he takes to the decks. Scruff of the Neck records’ latest signees Freeda will be stepping up to the main stage plate with some beefy Blues Rock riffage that's ready to rumble any arena.

PLUS, he may only be thirteen but he's already shared stages with some of the biggest names in the business and stuck two fingers up to Simon Cowell - what's not to love? Showing up the likes of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Shed Seven, James Bay, The Charlatans and Madness with his sublime pop craftsmanship and smile-summoning home recordings, Tom Mouse Smith became something of an internet sensation last year. Opening up the Cotton Clouds main stage he's here to show you exactly why.


Tickets are priced at £45.00 + BF and are available via The Cotton Clouds Website 


Main Stage

Sister Sledge




Gareth Brooks

Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles


Tom Mouse Smith


Tim Peaks Diner Stage

The Orielles

Average Sex

Richard Youngs

Fuzzy Sun


Deja Vega

The Mysterines

The Recreation


The Spinning Room Stage

The Allergies

Hyde Park Brass

The K’s

The 99 Degree

The Salford Jets

Afghan Sand Gang

South Island Son




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