Welcome to Rock The Lakes Music Festival and our brand new venue for 2016.
For the past five years we have been at the Leisure Lakes Near Southport but due to rising costs we find it is no longer a viable venue.
The main aim of this festival has always been to provide the best music in the best location , with as many facilities as we can for the lowest price.
We started back in 2011 after I visited a country and western festival at the site on the August bank holiday, The organiser of that event was chatting away so on looking at the marquee I asked jokingly would they leave it up for a week so I could run a festival for proper music. Well he called me a cheeky imp (or something like that) and that was all. The following April he came to me and said he had spoken to the marquee company and they were going to leave it in place for me so get on with it. Well after a chat with some friends ( I do put on them quite a bit) I thought why not lets give it a go. It was a huge success as an event but a poor financial one, but the potential was so good we had to try it again, so in 2012 a little more advertising and planning was done and we nearly made a profit……. Since then we have gone from strength to strength growing or improving year by year to what we are today, A small festival with one of the best reputations around for a good weekend away with friends in a tent. (albeit a rather large tent)
Families are welcome and many come back year after year bringing the kids with them. Ages have ranged from a few weeks old to folk in their 90’s.
We have spent a lot of time and effort and money to try and find the right venue for you and we believe that we have found it at Longridge Showground.
We hope to see you all there.
Mike Blundell and the RTL crew.
Thursday 18th August
Friday 19th August
Saturday 20th August
Sunday 21st August
21 Fairhaven Road
T: 07980 210101
off Lower Lane(B6243),
From Preston on B6243 (also access from M6 junc 31A travelling N ONLY) Signpost Longridge. Follow B6243 Through Grimsargh, in 2 mile
At mini Roundabout take Right Sp Ribchester/Blackburn. Keep on Chapel Hill, on into Lower Lane in 1/2m turn Right Signpost footpath. Site on Left
No due to the close proximity of the tents, we have had to ban them. In high winds sparks fly and wouldn’t take much to set a tent alight.
Yes around the festival field, but NOT in the main marquee. They must be kept under control and on a leash at all times and cleared up after. There are areas just off the festival field where a dog can run. They are not allowed in the main marquee.
Showers, no due to low water pressure, we do not have shower facilities. This is something we are looking at and will try in the future to arrange something. There are toilet facilities that are cleaned and maintained regularly for your convenience. Please leave these as you find them and do not place bulky or plastic items in the toilet bowl. Bulky poo’s allowed !!!!
Yes 12 and under are free but must be kept under control and supervised by an adult at all times.
You will be issued with refuse sacks at the gate on entry. Please leave these tied in the roadway outside your tent , they will be collected several times a day.
A band will be playing in the marquee from about 9pm.
No you must have a wristband on or you will be asked to leave, in previous years we have been lapse at the end of the evening. This is changing as its unfair to those with a wristband on.
The marquee will close at approximately midnight. Please be courteous to other festival goers and keep noise to a minimum there is plenty of time to party in the day as well. Don’t miss the early bands because you slept in… Remember this is a family friendly festival there are children around that need to sleep too.
You will be guided to an area suitable on the field, space is at a premium so please camp as close to your neighbours as possible, and leave the roadways clear at all times for health and safety reasons and fire truck access. If you are causing an obstruction you will be politely asked to move.
You may turn up at any time from Thursday 10AM onwards. the field must be vacated by Monday lunchtime.
Yes but you will not be allowed to take it into the main marquee. The bar is cheap so play fair.