A three-day celebration of Irish and country music comes to Stockport’s Whitebottom Farm this summer.

Now in its fourth edition, Craic by the Creek 2024 welcomes pop icons B*Witched as this year’s headliners, alongside acclaimed Irish country sensation Nathan Carter.

R&B and trad fusion blend Mom + The Rebels and rising band The Tumbling Paddies, who hail from County Fermanagh, are also set to perform across the weekend.

Running from Fri 19 Jul – Sun 21 Jul, 3,000 revellers are expected to descend upon the scenic farmyard, which will play host to two festival stages.

For musicians who want to take part, Friday and Saturday programmes conclude with an open session where everyone is welcome to join in. A Sunday night jam will invite the weekend’s performers to come together for an improvised hour of live entertainment.

Regular camping and glamping options are available, and the festival village will offer plenty of Irish-inspired food like Beef & Guinness toasties with dipping broth and Irish-infused Indian cuisine.

The festival was originally started in 2020 by a trio of second-generation Irish musicians to support the artist community through the pandemic and provide a place for next-generation Irish to connect with their roots.

Matt Kelly, one of the founders of Craic by the Creek, says: “It’s like St Patrick’s Day in the sunshine – hours of music, plenty of craic and the best place to see old friends and meet new ones over a pint and a dance.

“Because let’s face it, a cold pint of Guinness tastes even better under the warm rays of summer! ”

“We attract the very best talent to the festival, they come because of the setting but they come back because the atmosphere is just incredible.”

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Fri 19 Jul - Sun 21 Jul,
Whitebottom Farm, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Thu 18 Apr 2024