Oak Fest is back on July 27 at Oak Hill Park in Accrington, and the full programme has been announced for the one day event.

With 16 acts for a ticket price of £25, Oak Fest is one of the UK’s most affordable music festivals. 

The mainstage will be headlined by Kate Nash, fresh from a set at Glastonbury, and she will be performing classics such as 'Foundations', as well as tracks from her brand new album ‘9 Sad Symphonies’. 

Oak Fest is also committed to supporting grassroots music and has been created to nurture an ecosystem of local talent in the northwest.

The local talent stage, 'The Ossy Fest Introducing Stage' showcases some of the most exciting emerging acts from Accrington and beyond with a mix of energetic folk, indie rock, punk and acoustic artists performing throughout the day.

The line-up this year features The Ruby Tuesdays, Maelor Hughes, Lanterns, The Social, Brother Bastion and Kayleigh Hall.

The stage has been curated by Ossy Fest, a community festival hosted in the neighbouring Oswaldtwistle which supports Lancashire’s burgeoning music scene.

Oak Fest is 'female-fronted' and features a line-up where 50 per cent of the artists are female-led or solo female artists, which contrasts sharply with the national average of only 17 per cent.

The festival is bucking the trend nationally where it was recently reported that under 20 per cent of festivals feature a female headliner. It’s also produced and promoted by an all-female team. 

The full lineup includes:

  • BRIT Award winner and acclaimed singer-songwriter, Kate Nash.
  • Happy Mondays’ legends Bez and Rowetta perform a live DJ set, bringing their classic 90s party vibe.
  • Amsterdam indie pop powerhouse Pip Blom fresh from a UK and European tour and playing tracks from their brand new album, Bobbie
  • Rising London-based electronic popstar Jessica Winter brings her infectious, experimental pop sound and unique style.
  • The Untold Orchestra presents ABBA: Mcr’s freshest orchestra brings their stunning live ABBA set to the park - a magical pop anthem experience awaits. 
  • Mr Wilson’s Second Liners: New Orleans brass and 90s dance fusion band Mr Wilson’s Second Liners bring their high octane performance to the stage as well as the audience with stage and walkabout performances planned. 
  • Tonia: A dynamic singer-songwriter based out of Liverpool who has recently burst onto the scene. She will be performing her new EP, ‘Different This Time?’
  • BB5: An electrifying local young duo from Accrington set to light up the festival with their raw, contemporary Indie sound.
  • Clint Boon: Manchester music legend and Inspiral Carpets member, now DJ and Radio Presenter, Clint will be bringing his famous indie disco to the festival for a very special and eclectic show spanning various genres.
  • DJ Simba: The enigmatic Simba is a Producer and DJ hailing from Preston, known for his warm, soulful house concoctions rooted in Jazz, Hip-Hop and Funk. A true vibe provider.

Meanwhile, the kids zones are hosting a huge programme of fantastic festival fun for all the family, all included in the festival ticket price too.

This includes a silent disco, a craft tent, a 'Kids Chill Out Zone', a bubble artist, an interactive Bhangracise performance, and Oak Fest's onsite Play Park.

There will be a selection of delicious international street food and drinks traders to choose from.

There are also special family ticket options available and children under five go free to the festival. Tickets can be purchased via Skiddle.