Moovin Fest 2018 – lineup news

Moovin Festival is back once again in 2018, August Bank Holiday weekend, and promises to be another unique boutique, bass, funk, soul, hip-hop, reggae, house and d’nb gathering for real music lovers.

With a succession of legends having already performed at Moovin, this intimate event attracts some of the world’s most celebrated artists to its small but perfectly formed festival site located only twenty minutes outside of Central Manchester. This year sees Hip-Hop royalty De La Soul headlining proceedings with their full live band whilst other heavyweight names on the bill includes the likes of Groove Armada and Goldie in a line up that brings together the coolest acts from far and wide as well as the freshest local talent. This edition of Moovin promises to be the best yet.

Taking place at the eco-friendly Whitebottom farm in the stunning countryside of Etherow Country Park, Compstall, the journey there is through a magical canopy of trees, past a lake filled with waterfowl, and has a breathtaking gorge to welcome you at the entrance. Once again our line up is BIG but the capacity limited as the Moovin team want it to remain the friendly, personal experience and place that we believe makes it so special.  Stages at Moovin include The Barn, a large open sided cow shed with bales of hay to relax and chill on as well as sound systems throughout the site that are guaranteed to knock your festival wellies off.

With a counter cultural feel and devotion to booking only the finest performers, Moovin Festival is a laid back way to catch your favourite acts as well as exciting new artists. It’s about making new mates and discovering new sounds; it’s a place to enjoy ethically sourced foods and cocktails, to try some holistic healing treatments and enjoy circus performers, festival fun and games and really indulge in everything fun for what’s set to be a magical weekend.

Musically Moovin crosses many bases and this year welcomes De La Soul with their full band live show, The trio from New York have arguably changed the landscape of hip hop for over 20 years and have rocked the world with their songs full of inscrutable samplings, whimsically irreverent lyrics, social commentary, light rhythm and laid back rhymes. They are joined joined by a diverse line up which includes high profile acts such as the seminal house legends Groove Armada and Drum & Bass maestro Goldie (MBE). 

The original mixologists, Cold Cut, bosses of NinjaTune records will be digging deep into their eclectic crates for a special set whilst the highly influential, Amp Fiddler, a former member of seminal funk bands “Parliament” and “Funkadelic” will be bringing his unique distinctive take on urban soul straight from the heart of Detroit. Moovin’ regular and DMC champion DJ Woody will be joined on site by scratch demi god DJ Yoda to showcase their incredible turntable skills as they cut and paste beats with greatest of speed, skill and dexterity.

Adding to Moovin’s mixed up musical melting pot, Jamaican superstar Eek-A-Mouse makes a rare UK appearance.  His inimitable style has brought him an international reputation and bookings throughout the world for his unique slant on reggae.Former street performer Dub FX, epitomising independent music success, has graduated to a global reputation and fans in their 100,000’s  since setting of from Australia to Europe with a plan to live in a van and street perform while travelling.  We are delighted to welcome him to this years Moovin, and with his rich, soulful layered loops he is topped to be one of the many festival highlights.

Also highly respected in their fields, drum and bass guru General Levy, known for his hit collaboration with M Beat “Incredible”, and The Herbaliser, bring their jazzed up Hip Hop to this years festival. BBC Radio 6 Music’s funk and soul selector Craig Charles, and festival stalwarts, Stereo MC’s will also be making appearances .

As well as these main acts— and more to be announced from the underground dance music world, Moovin brings together a roster of new upcoming bands, artists and DJ’s to join the party with well over sixty artists currently confirmed to perform over the festival’s three days. Except a tasteful and varied array of the best quirky bands, local talent, drumming outfits, and expert DJ’s from across the musical spectrum as well as some secret surprises set to complete the festival with style.

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2 months ago

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Credit Charles PerkinsWe wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to all that attended, the amazing crowd, artists, crew, volunteers and everyone involved that helped create something very very special last weekend.

We Love each and every one of you and hopefully see you again next year x You’re all beautiful ❤

The cheaper “Earlybird" Tickets for Moovin 2020 are on sale now ! You can secure them for as little as £12.50 + £9 monthly payments.

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Massive congratulations and big thanks to Herbie and the Moovin team ❤️ Everything was perfect 👌🏽

Caroline Cutler i wanna go!!!

Just so so good x

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Amazing photos x

Looks amazing.

Great photos

Pippa Jones Jacqueline Bloor

Lee Mackay lets get on it x

Charlie David Perkins yeaaaaaaaa 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Absolute cracking wkend xx

Ace pics 📸💖 Ace weekend 🏕🌅 xx

Ian Chatfield Jamie Graham Robin Walker Homegrown Djs Monster Monster 🎃 Fall back promotions 👍

Love it had a great time yet again xx👏🏼👏🏼🤗🕺🏼🐄👯‍♀️🥂

Top top TOP weekend, loved it!! Can’t wait for next year 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

Great festival, had an amazing time. Everyone was so friendly just the way a small festival should be and the weather was just the cherry on the beat filled cake!

Had a great weekend!

Mint festival roll on next year Special one my 50 th But I’m still 21

What an amazing lil gem of a festival! Loved every moment... still buzzing from the vibes 😊😍 thanks guys! See you next year ❤❤❤

Zac Sutton Reece Sutton

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3 months ago

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1 week after Moovin Festival and the cows are back in the fields x Thanks for helping to keep it clean, see you next year ✌️ ...

1 week after Moovin Festival and the cows are back in the fields x Thanks for helping to keep it clean, see you next year ✌️

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2 weeks after and still no word about the lax security and all my stolen items...

Best festival by a mile. Looking forward to next year already!! 😎

Woo I’ve been recognised as a top fan ❤️Mr Robert Ramsay !!


Great weekend roll on next year x

Simon Pemberton

Thankyou again for a great weekend

We had the best weekend and can’t wait for next year 😉 xx

💖 love this

So glad the revellers did the necessary. 👍

Can’t wait to return next year! 😎

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3 months ago

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Moovin 2019 -We wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to all that attended , the amazing crowd, artists, crew, volunteers and everyone involved that helped create something very very special last weekend.

We Love each and every one of you and hopefully see you again next year x You’re all beautiful ❤

The cheaper “Earlybird" Tickets for Moovin 2020 are on sale now ! You can secure them for as little as £12.50 + £9 monthly payments. wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to all that attended, the amazing crowd, artists, crew, volunteers and everyone involved that helped create something very very special last weekend.

We Love each and every one of you and hopefully see you again next year x You’re all beautiful ❤

The cheaper “Earlybird" Tickets for Moovin 2020 are on sale now ! You can secure them for as little as £12.50 + £9 monthly payments.

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Best one yet and thats saying something

Loved it. Sorry to hear about people getting robbed, f'ing scroats. Didn't notice any atmosphere from it tho and that's why i love this festival, great people, great music and great place. Thanks Moovin 😍 xx

First visit, but definitely not the last. (And I was only giving people a lift). Met a lot of new friends, saw a lot of old friends... Absofuckinlutely loved it. And it's a lot nearer than Glastonbury...😁

Amazing weekend thank you Moovin 💜 can’t wait for next year

We Absolutely loved it! I Introduced my children this year including the youngest @19 Thank you! See you next year....I’ll be behind the bar then too 😊

Have heard that it won’t be at Whitebottom farm in 2020 can you tell me where it will now be held please

Fantastic weekend! See you next year... 😄

Tickets bought for 2020 already 🤩

World class event, been to em all, Glasters, Leeds, Reading, knotting Hill,moovin my fav by a country mile

Tracy Cassidy have a looky & get on it next year, no caravans though which is what I thought cause couldn’t see any at weekend x

Fabulous! Toni Tvr your on one 🙂 xxx

Next year booked!! 🙌🙌🙌

Best stag do ever! Thanks everyone for coming. You're all amazing people. See you all at the wedding :0D

Great atmosphere but the music on Saturday night let it down. Also only 1 water tap not good! 45 mins wait to fill up. Not good.

I couldn’t really play this anywhere else ...

Marino Davison Simon Russell Vicki Osborne Paul Barrow have you seen all the comments about theft happening and people going into other people's tents while there asleep none of ur stuff got robbed did it? Xxx This year was the first year in 4 years I haven't gone to moovin. Moovin is normally so much fun and great and I've never heard of this happening before I'm genuinely shocked that all this has happened to you all. Such a shame there's some scroats who like to ruin it for others. All i can say is I'm sure Herbie will be making sure more is done in 2020 to try and prevent this from happening again. Moovin is normally full of good people with great music and the best vibes going. Xx

Cracking wkend except for being robbed mind that wasn’t so good 🙃

loved our first visit to Moovin beautiful location and crowd

Well done Herbie Saccani,..... now where are those motorbikes 🏍🤣 x

It was frickin amazing. Loved every minute 🙂🙂

Such a sick festival and on my doorstep 😎🕺🕺🕺

Had a great weekend!

Get DJ Woody back on the barn stage next year 🙏🏻

Fantastic weekend again....campervan pass purchased for next year !! Whoop !!

Absolutely love Moovin, this is my 4th time at this magical little gem of a festival! Was such a shame that this year so many people’s tents got robbed which has never happened before here. I really hope that the thieving little skanks don’t ruin Moovin in the future. I will be back because I wait all year for this festival but would like to see more security patrolling the camping area when people are less likely to be there. Get this problem sorted before the festival gets spoilt please! However I had an absolute blast and bloody loved Krafty Kuts 😍! See ya next year 💃

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3 months ago

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This year has been pretty special so far! One more day to go.

Make sure you stay hydrated 💧 it’s a hot one today!

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Quite difficult to stay hydrated when there’s a hour queue for the one tap on site.

Shame that we was robbed from our tent while we slept been to bigger festivals and never had this problem very upsetting

Chali 2na 💣 💣 💣

Thanks moovin..... fantastic festival, hope it's on forever . Top line up, top people, amazing friendly security. See u next year

Such a great vibe all weekend. Most enjoyable and friendly festival we’ve been to, just the right size and everyone up for a good time. See you next year 👏🏼❤️ Hollie-Roxanna Crowe

Amazing weekend!!! Top music and top people!! ❤️ Maybe a couple more water taps next year 😂😅😅😅😅

Who was that sexy guy with fairy lights in the blue wig, anyone?

Wow, what a magical place !! Danced my socks off loved every min.......spread the love ☮️🕎☪️🕉️✡️✝️☯️☮️ see you all next year when once again I can relive my youth. Grand job x

Marie Walker Lisa Hallsworth Naomi Parkinson Catherine Salisbury do you fancy this next year? Have to get tickets when they come out. Early bird is cheaper. My friend went and says it’s nice festival not too rowdy etc and really quirky

Brilliant weekend! Didn’t stop dancing. Thanks Moovin. 😘

Best line up yet fella.

4th year in a row & it’s been the best so far-I can’t wait for nxt year & the rest to come,we all had such an amazing weekend & as usual we met some wonderful people🤘✌🏻🤘✌🏻🔈🔉🔊👌❤️ Andrew Mellor Jake Peart Joe Turner Luke Turner Elise Peart Ben Flint Ben Jones Josh Turner Tanya Kirk Charlotte Lara king Dean Gregory Lee Zastawny

Really thank you to the Organisers! Such a gorgeous atmosphere xxxx

Amazing last night

Get in Herbie Saccani! Looks amazing bud! Good to see!

Such a shame that this festival went down the pan this year with constant robberies and less facilities than ever before - after 3 glorious years and singing its praises - I’ll never return after this one ! Shame

Loving it😍

Christopher James Bibby u seen these pics 😂

Bravo team Mooovin 👏🏽 for a top weekend. Danced my socks off to some amazing acts in a little slice of paradise. Good vibes. Reminded me of The Bill Chill before steroids. Will be back! Ps. Please keep it small and please take on board tap comments 👍🏽

Big daddy Kane was awesome

Fantastic loved every second

I have had the best night tonight.. well done to al involved.. it was bloody mint.. a mini glasto.. can’t wait for next year.. thank you 😘😘😘

AMAZING! Loved every second! Every one, every act , everything just utterly brilliant! Danced and smiled my whole way through it..Thank you Moovin Festival💜😎😽

Thanks all the moovin team had the funniest craziest weekend danced all the way through,coolest friendliest vine roll on next year!!!❤️❤️❤️

Soul clap and nightmares on wax stole the show for me both absolutely nailed it

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3 months ago

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The festival site is really starting to take shape - our day tickets provide a healthy slice of the action for those who can’t make the full weekend!

Get yours now from Skiddle:

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Wish I was coming... have fun everyone xx

Campbell Harriman

Can anyone tell me about the VIP taxis that serve the festival- will there be taxis waiting at the entrance at the end of the night? And does a shuttle bus to the entrance run til late? TIA x

Not long now... looking forward to it!!!!

Looks fab!! Can’t wait!

Alex Brown

Jack Williams Luke Rimmer Yous should come for bank hol chats one day x

Can't wait x

Anyone selling 2 Saturday tickets?

Hope they’ll be plenty of food stools 😋

Ooooo Kate Daniels Craig Daniels Lauren QardanDanielle SmithLara MortonDesmeana Johnson. 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽

Roll on Linda Sarah Leanne Corns

I'm looking for 2 Sunday tix for me and my girl Laura 🙏

I have a camping ticket for sale if anyone is interested 😊

Any postcode to the closest car park

Moovin Festival Can anyone confirm what the ground is like there at the moment, I.e. will we need wellies? I know it’s forecast to be amazing weather all weekend (🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼) but is it already muddy and waterlogged from this week? Thanks xx

Do many people turn up for the opening of the gates? Or before? I'm planning to be there early doors

Looking better & better each year 👍🏻🐄 😜🍻

Can anyone advise what the walk from Marple or Romiley station is like? Which is easier, is it only 30 mins maximum, that sort of thing. TIA.

cu all Saturday

Got 1 x full weekend ticket And 2x camping tickets DM me Sick friends can’t come 💔

Got two Sunday tickets to sell £40 each Lucy Flag xx

Anyone with a Saturday ticket for sale?

Jane Martin x

Camping passes listed on Twickets

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