Ramsbottom Music Festival

Ramsbottom Music Festival is an annual music competition held over one weekend each March. Our aim is to provide a performance platform in a friendly environment for amateur musicians of all ages, particularly the young.

Each participant receives positive feedback (both verbal & written) from carefully chosen adjudicators. Trophies and 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prize certificates are awarded. We are a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals.

We cater for the following disciplines: Primary School Instrumental Groups, Primary School Choirs and Recorder Groups; Senior Choirs; Popular/Light Vocal Solos; Standard Classical/Folk Vocal Solos; Lieder; Vocal duets and Ensembles. Instrumental classes include Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Strings, Woodwind, Recorder and Brass – solos, duets and ensembles are on the syllabus for all instruments. Instrumental classes are graded from Novice through to Grade 8 & Open – ABRSM or equivalent standard.

2019 festival date are 15th and 16th March.




Friday 15th Match All Day Ramsbottom Festival
Saturday 16th March All Day Ramsbottom Festival



Age Ranges

  • Classical
  • Orchestral
  • Jazz
  • Brass / Wind Band
  • Urban / Electronic
  • Folk
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Brass
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Guitar / Bass
  • Keyboards
  • Singing / Choir
  • Ensembles
  • Competition
  • All