Blackthorn Music Festival Timeline

A look at Blackthorn through the years. 

Blackthorn 2017

Headliners this year included Reef, Lightning Seeds, Space and The Sex Pissed Dolls. This year was our busiest yet and the festival grew so much we had to reorganise the layout of the event.

Blackthorn 2016 - Yeah Yeah Yeaaahh...

2016 saw a storming lineup including The Stereo MCs, Bootleg Beatles, Maximo Park, Cabbage, No Hot Ashes, Eliza & The Bear and more! 

Blackthorn 2015 - Now We're Cooking

After a great first year things got better and better - Headliners include: The Enemy, The Sherlocks, Larkins and The Sunshine Underground. 

Blackthorn 2014 - We officially begin

And we're off! Headliners in this first year included Reverend & The Makers, Dodgy and Slow Readers Club

Blackthorn 2013 - The Start Of Something Cool

An idea was born, a seed was sown.
A private party held at Blackthorn with a couple of live bands... "Hang on, this is awesome, we should do more of this!"... 

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Peter Doherty Coming to Blackthorn!

We are excited to say the least to have the one and only Pete Doherty performing at Blackthorn. 

Peter Hook & The Light - Confirmed

Blackthorn goes weak at the knees as we prepare to welcome one of the founding fathers of Madchester. 

We Are Scientists - Announced

A welcome debut for these New York based rockers. After multiple to 40 singles and successful albums We Are Scientists have cemented their reputation as one of the worlds very best live acts.