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Head for the Hills is back as a two day event on Friday 3 and Saturday 4 September. For 2021 the festival will be moving to Burrs Country Park near Bury, as part of The Met’s Burrs Live season of shows in the park.

Saturday’s timetable is…

There Once Was A Bird (1230-1315 Second Stage)

Elephant Trees (1300-1345 Main Stage)

Martha, Sam and Tom are The Elephant Trees, a genre-blending Manchester based three-piece who make epic, affirming pop-rock music with a heart.

There Once was a Bird (1230-1315 Second Stage)

HMS Syncopation (1345-1430 Second Stage)

An interactive concert experience for children and the young at heart featuring Professor Jigget from Yan Tan Tethera and the Ain’t Misbehavin’ jazz trio (Simone Manunza guitar, Paul Harding bass and Neil McMinn drums).

Josienne Clarke (1430-1510 Main Stage)

Singer-songwriter Josienne Clarke “has risen out of the folk dungeon” with new album A Small Unknowable Thing, a zestful collection that packs a powerful punch of emotion.

Jez Mansfield Magic Show (1500-1545 Second Stage)

Magician Jez Mansfield pushes the boundary in the field of close-up magic and the impossible.

Junior Bill (1545-1630 Main Stage)

Junior Bill‘s witty provincial tales eulogise forgotten peoples, spin empathic character portraits and tell the everyday stories of contemporary city life. And their tunes are as catchy as hell.

Secret Lemonade Factory (1730-1800 Second Stage)

An acoustic band playing a variety of originals plus classic country, indie, rock and r&b tunes.

Bess Atwell (1730-1820 Main Stage)

Folk-pop singer-songwriter Bess Atwell mixes a scintillating acoustic sound with thoughtful reflections on life.

Harp and a Monkey (1830-1915 Second Stage)

Award-winning folk trio Harp and a Monkey specialise in poignant songs and stories about life, love and remembrance.

The Magic Numbers (1925-2025 Main Stage)

Much-loved UK four-piece The Magic Numbers are known for their unique harmonies, melodic hooks, song-writing craftsmanship and timeless sound.

Urban Theory (2030-2115 Second Stage)

Bury-based four-piece Urban Theory have been plying their trade since 2016, their idiosyncratic blend of snarling punk, dark new wave and indie rock catching the attention of Manchester’s music industry almost from the word go.

Everything Everything (2130-2230 Main Stage)

Manchester born Everything Everything are a band who are on a never-ending quest to bring experimentation and ambition back to pop music. Their music is infectious as it is thought provoking, noted for an extremely eclectic and dynamic style.

Around the site

Toubie Jack – Big Art (1300-1800 Festival Field)

Help design and draw a huge Mandala or simply come along to colour in our other pre-drawn Mandala.

Storyteller Gavin Cross – Twisted Tales (1300-1335 & 1630-1720 Main Field Workshop Tent)

or family audiences to experience innovative and contemporary style of storytelling for children.

Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Land Art Workshop (1300-1345 Festival Field)

Learn how to use locally foraged natural materials to produce art – inspired by artists such as Nils Udo and Andy Goldworthy.

Global Grooves – Carnival making sessions (1400-1500 workshop Main Field Workshop Tent / Parade at 1650)

Learn how to make some ocean shakers which you can use in our big parade later on in the day.

Please note that all times are provisional and may be subject to change.

Dates & Times

Last session: Sat 4 Sep 2021 at 9:30 PM - This event has now passed
Burrs Live @ Burrs Country Park, Bury
Advance £30 / gate £35 / unders 14s FREE

Advance price available until 10am on Friday 3 September.

Book for both days of Head for the Hills for just £50 advance / £60 gate. The discount will be applied in your online cart.

Gates open 12 noon; the event will finish at 10.30pm.

This is an open air event on a green field site. Seating is not provided, however ticket buyers who wish to sit are invited to bring their own blankets or chairs.

A Burrs Live event

This event is part of Burrs Live, The Met’s summer season of outdoor shows at Burrs Country Park in Bury.

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