Moovin Festival Announces Biggest ever Line-up For 10th Edition Featuring Leftfield, Laurent Garnier, Sampa The Great and more

One of the UK’s most proudly independent gatherings is back in 2024 with another very special line up to celebrate its much anticipated 10th anniversary edition this August Bank Holiday weekend. Moovin Festival 2024 is set to take place at Compstall’s udderly unique Whitebottom Farm and headlining are none other than electronic music pioneers Leftfield and legendary DJ Laurent Garnier, plus Sampa the Great, Erol Alkan, Crazy P, David Rodigan, Souls of Mischief, Mr Scruff, Greg Wilson, Jaguar Skills, Congo Natty, Ray Keith, DRS, Nicky Blackmarket, Nubiyan Twist, K Klass and many more innovative bands, DJs and live acts from across the spectrum.

Moovin Festival is an exceptional celebration of sonic brilliance, eclectic music, and quirkiness, set in a beautiful and intimate environment. It has a bespoke ambiance, state-of-the-art sound systems, and unique stages that transport you to an adult playground of music and magic and consistently draws in the sort of big international names that you don’t usually get in such an intimate environment. This means the festival offers a rare chance to get up close and personal with your favourite acts in beautiful surroundings with like-minded crowds of discerning music lovers.

As well as these established legends, Moovin prides itself on bringing together up and coming talents and local performers from some of the quirkiest acts around and the line up also features captivating circus performances, rejuvenating yoga sessions, holistic healing treatments, and ethically sourced cuisine

It offers an escape to an ultimate late summer Bank Holiday experience where adventure awaits amidst the picturesque countryside of Etherow Country Park in Compstall. Nestled within the eco-friendly Whitebottom farm, just 30 minutes from Manchester and Sheffield, Moovin has earned its reputation for meticulous atte​​ntion to detail, bespoke ambiance, and welcoming atmosphere. Discover a hidden oasis adorned with lush trees, serene lakes, and a captivating gorge plus stages like the iconic Barn Stage, a spacious cow shed with cosy hay bales for relaxation. Moovin offers a counter-cultural vibe, complemented by an exceptional musical lineup, ethically sourced cuisine, artisanal cocktails, rejuvenating yoga sessions, holistic healing treatments, and captivating circus performances.

Bringing the sonic brilliance this year is none other than French techno legend and scene hero Laurent Garnier who has very much shaped the sound of the genre over the last 30 years. He tours less these days so this is a rare chance to catch him in such a setting, and he will be joined by Leftfield, fellow pioneers who have put out seminal albums, lay down heavy techno beats and have endless classic hits in their arsenal.

Joining these are iconic hip-hop group Souls of Mischief and reggae legend David Rodigan, along with Afro beats pioneer and global star Sampa The Great bringing the eclectic mix of broken beats and soulful vocals that have made her one of the most singular acts in the scene.

But that’s not all – Moovin regular and Hacienda Legend Graeme Park makes a welcomed return to celebrate 40 years in the scene, Congo Natty celebrates 30 years as a pioneer of the jungle revolution, Erol Alkan brings his raucous mix of indie dance sounds and Crazy P play a DJ set that explores all forms of disco and Prince Fatty & Horseman will lay down their devastating dub sounds.

Overall the lineup boasts an eclectic mix of live bands, including the captivating sounds of Nubiyan Twist, the infectious beats of K Klass, and the mesmerising performance artistry of Oh My God It’s the Church who electrify with their raucous blend of gospel, soul, and rock. This irreverent collective delivers high-energy performances, complete with fervent vocals, infectious rhythms, and theatrical antics. They’re not just a band; they’re an ecstatic experience that leaves audiences uplifted, entertained, and thoroughly converted to their unique gospel sound.

Dub FX is set to deliver an electrifying performance that will keep the crowd moving, while Moovin residents DJ Paulette, Mr. Scruff, Krafty Kuts, Greg Wilson, and Jaguar Skills are back to showcase their unparalleled talents on the turntables as they traverse the world of disco, funk, hip hop, breaks, soul, jazz, and plenty in between. Fans of drum & bass and jungle music are in for a treat once more with heavyweight offerings from DRS, Ray Keith, DJ Randall, Nicky Blackmarket, Mark XTC, and many more.

So, the countdown is now on until you can immerse yourself in the magic, mayhem, and endless surprises of Moovin Festival for an unforgettable weekend escape.

“Moovin Festival is one of the standout festivals of the year for me. Wonderful location with the best party people who are always mad for it… What more could you ask for?” KRAFTY KUTS
“Whenever I get to play Moovin Festival it’s a highlight of my festival calendar. As soon as I see the waterfall I feel like im home.The crowd is just beautiful and tech energy is electric” DJ PAULETTE
“At the bottom of a tree lined valley, a hay barn with a fat sound-system. A freewheeling crowd, no VIP red ropes, no hassle , just music and good vibes” 90s free party? No its the brilliant Moovin’ festival” GROOVE ARMADA
“I absolutely adore DJing at Moovin’. It’s truly a unique and magical experience with totally incredible vibes!” GRAEME PARK

Moovin Festival returns in 2022 with their biggest line up yet – Orbital, Roy Ayers, Louie Vega, Moodymann, Sugar Hill Gang & more headline

The much loved, independent, countercultural weekend long fiesta that is Moovin Festival is back: “Once Manchester’s best kept secret, it has now established itself as the place to party over the August Bank holiday weekend .” This year sees Moovin’s biggest line up to date, mixing familiar faces, living legends and groundbreaking greats, with a unique sense of quirky, hedonistic madness plus plenty of surprises. Moovin Festival is a laid back way to catch an eclectic mix of favourite acts as well as exciting new artists and so much more.

The eco-friendly Whitebottom Farm, a beautiful, secluded spot in the heart of Etherow Country Park, just 30 minutes from central Manchester, is transformed into a wonderland for fun and frolics, amongst enchanting trees, surrounded by the most picturesque charms of nature including lakes, rivers and a spectacular gorge. Whilst the line ups are big the capacity is limited to keep the friendly, intimate (adult only) family vibe which has helped to make this boutique festival so special.

Stages include “The Barn” , a large converted cow shed with a huge bar for speedy service at reasonable prices, plenty of space to dance and hay bale seating to kick back on, makes it a unique Festival setting. Headlining this stage are legendary dance pioneers Orbital whose incredible live show features LED screens and transportive imagery matched with their otherworldly acid house sound will be an experience not to be missed. You can catch a mix of everything in The Barn  groovy Funk and Soul from Roy Ayers, Dancehall vibes from Sister Nancy, and The Magnificent DJ Jazzy Jeff who is sure to “moo”ve the crowd with his flawless turntable skills and musical versatility. Also welcoming Hip Hop Heavyweights the Sugarhill Gang and Jungle Brothers, the genre defying Alabama 3 , Slamborees extravagant stage theatre show and everything in between. 

The Udder One, this year set to be the ultimate combo of a club in a field and will showcase the epic Jungle/d&B phenomenon Shy FX , the Grammy Award winner and a true leader in global dance music  Louie Vega and Soul ll Soul maestro Jazzie B.  With dub and reggae vibes from the Mad Professor, the eclectic sounds of the inimitable Moodymann and the sure to please funky grooves from Craig Charles are just a few of the amazing acts rocking the tent, there is also a spectacular breakbeat show ” King of the Beats” with Moovin resident Krafty Kuts going back to back with the Plump Djs & Freestylers will be set to blow your wellies off.

Across these two venues, and the other three on site stages, each with their own distinctive style, you will discover a whole host of music and performance, supporting and providing a platform for upcoming and local talent, as well as featuring the many other well established acts playing this year including Jungle stalwarts Micky Finn, Dillinja and DJ Randall plus House legends such as Graeme ParkJon Da Silva and DJ Paulette alongside some amazing bands.

Aside from the music, there’s yoga classes and morning gong baths to start your day, treatments like massage and reflexology, ethically sourced food and drink, fresh coffee, fresh juices, smoothies, treats, sweets, delights, hoopers, dancers, chancers, circus, fire, poets, magic, mayhem, and much, much more to explore. Moovin really is a festival like no udder!

With the last 2 year editions selling out be sure to grab your tickets while you still can