Dazzley meets Velvet Badger! The micro-festival made by friends, for friends and more of their friends.

We have some dazzlingly good news!

Following some behind-the-scenes chats, we are very pleased to announce that Dazzley 2018 will go ahead with the help from our lovely Velvet Badger friends!

So please put it in your diary now and invite your most dazzling and velvety friends.

We have all the fantastic elements of a festival without the hassle. With a lineup ranging from reggae to blues to soul, funk, jazz and everything in between across the main barn stage and dance stage. Set in a beautiful rural location with delicious food, real ale bar (all very reasonably priced due to no sponsorships). There will be a children’s tent, bouncy castle, circus skills, silent disco and much more!

Dazzley is just an excuse to have fun and dance in a field surrounded by great company and great quality music.

The main music stages are under cover so we’ll have a dazzlingly good time whatever the weather.

Like past years, camping is included with a full weekend ticket.

Buy Tickets HERE 

We are a not-for-profit festival, we rely on a lot of favours, good friends and a handful of crazily dedicated individuals. Ticket revenues are purely to cover costs such as toilet hire, bands, PA hire, and decorations.

We rely on the sale of our Real Ale and quality wine at reasonable prices to help fund the festival so we would encourage guests to please purchase drinks on site. Any profit made will be donated to a chosen charity.

To keep up to date on all festival news please like the Dazzley and Velvet Badger Facebook page.

And here is a little video to remind you of how much fun we have had in the past please share with your family and friends


The vital question “where is it?!” Well due to the festival’s exclusive nature the location is TOP SECRET until tickets have been purchased. We can tell you it is about half an hour from Manchester towards the peaks by train and then less than 1 mile from said train station.


On a final note, many people have contributed to making past Dazzleys and Velvet Badgers special. We’d like to acknowledge the contributions of everyone listed on past Line-ups as well as local farmers and our many volunteers including:

Bernie Steer
Beth De Prato
Bryn Leyton
Carlos Mediata
Cat Nadin
Chloe Meredith
Conor Muir-Cochrane
Danny Daniels
Debbie Michaelis
Di Lane
Emily Woodfelder
Geoff Lane
Georgia Guthrie
Giorgos Matoulas
Hazel Mendieta
Henric Mattsson
Izzy Guthrie
J.’ Michaelis
Jo Portus
John Foster
Jonathan Hargreaves
Kane Clover
Kathryn Sawkins
Kiera Michaelis
Kris Extance
Lion’s Den
Liz Thorpe
Lizzie Samuels
Maddy Blatherwick-Plumb
Niamh MacNamara
Pete Proudlove
Rachel Bywater
Rich Marsh
Sally Steer
Simon Prato Scarlett
Steve Plumb
Susannah Thompson
Zoë Salmon

And many more! Too many to mention but you know who you are.

And also to everyone that has attended any of our previous festivals!! We do this for you and we couldn’t have done it without your support.

VB & Dazzley Crew HQ would like to say A BIG THANK YOU!!

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