Classic Cars Welcome At The Rossendale 60’s Festival


Calling all owners of Classic Camper vans, Beetles, Minis and any other 60’s classics. We invite you to the 5th year of the Rossendale 60’s Festival on the weekend of 8th, 9th and 10th September. The event extends throughout the Valley, with events and activities happening that cover all aspects of the 60’s era. Here is the programme from last years Festival:


The Festival Launch at The Whitaker which was opened with the children from the Wonderful Whitaker project launching the Festival weekend with performances of 60’s music followed by ‘Band of Brian’  and ‘Kelly’s Heroes’ playing
60’s favourites.



The Artisan Rawtenstall had the brilliant and authentic late 50’/60’s band ‘Original Replica’ headlining

The East Lancashire Railway Station in Rawtenstall had live 60’s themed music in the Buffer Stop Bar


TESCO Rawtenstall hosted DJ Pete Sweetmore who played chosen music from his 60’s Jukebox

The East Lancashire Railway Station in Rawtenstall will had live 60’s themed music in the Buffer Stop Bar

The Artisan Rawtenstall  staged a 60’s open mic session in the afternoon, with
BBQ, and a further 60’s influenced cover band in the evening

The Whitaker Rawtenstall staged ‘Whitstock’, Flower Power, art, family clowning and DJ  with live music from 12 Piece ‘Soul Revolution’ , followed by ‘The Threetles’


The Crown Inn in Bacup staged a live 60’s influenced band in the evening



The Whitaker Rawtenstall continued ‘Whitstock’ with ‘The Clog Market’ opening in the grounds of Whitaker Park offering a range of retro, vintage and hand-made products. There was a great 60’s Acoustic vibe from the outside stage next to the Market with ‘Liam and Sarah’ plus celebrity friends

Bacup Cricket Club hosted ‘Scoot Rossendale’, an event exclusively for scooter fans, and offered food, stalls and great music from the band ‘The Inciders’ and ‘DJ Keiron’ Woodward


The Boo Theatre Waterfoot held ‘Baby Boogie’, a unique sensory experience for babies and toddlers involving 60’s music with a psychedelic atmosphere

The Artisan Rawtenstall  held a vintage market and vinyl record sale, and late afternoon into the evening ‘DJ Matt’ played 60’s Soul, Motown, Mod and Ska on strictly 7” vinyl.

The Crown Inn in Bacup continued their 60’s weekend on Sunday afternoon with music from a local DJ

The now traditional 60’s themed window dressing competition took place and was taken up by shops in a number of towns, so look out for the displays.

Rawtenstall Market  got into the groove, dressing in 60’s gear and their stalls.

Already we have new events being planned to extend the range of activities we are offering, so keep checking for updated information at:




About Rossendale 60's Festival

The Rossendale 60's Festival is Rossendale Valley wide and includes events in Rawtenstall, Bacup, Haslingden and Whitworth. The Festival’s main aim is to attract and expose visitors to the beauty, heritage and culture of Rossendale. What better way than to create a Festival with a theme that young and old can relate to
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