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Blackthorn Music Festival

Blackthorn Music Festival is one of the UK's very best independent events. Year on year we get stronger and bigger and this year will be our largest yet with a huge lineup and legendary food stalls.

Blackthorn Music Festival Timeline

Friday, 18 May 2018 08:38

A look at Blackthorn through the years. 

Blackthorn 2017

Friday, 21 July 2017 08:38

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...

Friday, 22 July 2016 03:49

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

Friday, 24 July 2015 03:49

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

Friday, 25 July 2014 03:49

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

Friday, 19 July 2013 03:49

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!"... 

Get Tickets For Blackthorn 2018

Friday, 20 July 2018 03:49

Let's carry on our amazing tradition of being the best independent music festival in the UK - Grab tickets now! 

Peter Doherty Coming to Blackthorn!

Saturday, 21 July 2018 22:30

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

Peter Hook & The Light - Confirmed

Sunday, 22 July 2018 21:00

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

We Are Scientists - Announced

Saturday, 21 July 2018 20:45

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. 

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