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Rossendale 60s Festival

The Rossendale 60s Festival

A valley wide festival with unique events in Rawtenstall, Bacup, Haslingden and Whitworth. All with the aim of attracting & exposing visitors to the beauty, heritage and culture of Rossendale. What better way than to create a Festival with a theme that young and old can relate to. 

Whats Happening at the Whitaker

Fri 8th Sep (Opening Night) from 6.30pm

Specialist 60’s psychedelic soul DJ spinning vinyl and Liam and Sarah of 'Joan the Wad' playing a live 60’s classic set. 

Saturday 9th September from 12pm

Courtyard Bar, Live music on the outdoor stage & Food
60’s DJ all afternoon
Face painting
Tug of war – MAKE LOVE NOT WAR
Flower power garden, from Tor View School
Mini - Classic Car Display
Children’s related 60s craft activities
60s wardrobe – instant 60s style make-over
Art party
Artisan Market 

from 2pm

The Nat O’Brien Band

Established Manchester musicians playing 60’s favourites (More Details)

from 4pm

The Threetles

Back again this year – close your eyes and you’re at a Beatles gig, fabulous! (More Details)

Sunday 10th September


Book launch – Steve Millard author will be presenting his book “Changing times, music and politics in 1964” (Book Online)


60’s FILM – The Italian Job (Book Online)

Earlier Event: 6 September
Acoustic Night
Later Event: 9 September
60's Festival - Whitaker Burger Bar