The Ramsbottom Music Festival has been held in March every year for over 25 years - it is open to amateur musicians of all ages and abilities.

The Festival provides a relaxed atmosphere, amongst friendly surroundings, for anyone with an interest in playing their musical instrument to a supportive audience.

We encourage players of all ages and standards, on as wide a variety of instruments as possible, to come along and entertain their friends, families and other participants, as well as gaining experience of playing in front of skilled, professional adjudicators and maybe even the chance of winning one of the many category prizes that we have.

The 2020 Festival will take place on the 13th March for schools and the 14th March for instrumental & vocal entries.
Below we have a link to a copy of our Syllabus for the 2020 Festival - in there are all of the classes that we are offering.

All of the performances are attended by one of our adjudicators, drawn from some of the best and most committed musical afficionados in the country. Our performers always find their comments and observations encouraging and helpful - what better way to improve your skills and demonstrate your competence than to come along. Everyone has fun, every time.

And Ramsbottom is half an hour from the centre of Manchester, just off the M66, so we're easy to get to - click here to see more about our location .

For more details, and our online entry facility, please head off to our new website at
Ramsbottom Music Festival
We've created a new website at so head over there for all the 2020 information !