Organisers of the inaugural AtMOSphere Festival believe the commercial spin-offs from the May event will be felt across the town.
And co-promoter Dave Hulmes says “little Mossley” is already on the map following last month’s confirmation of headline acts, Scouting for Girls and Cast.
Early bird tickets for AtMOSphere at Seel Park, home of Mossley Football Club, on May 26, 2018 are already sold out.
Now Dave and brother Harry expect a New Year surge for general admission tickets for an exciting line-up including iconic Manchester band, A Certain Ratio, Republica and a DJ set by madcap Mancunian, Bez of the Happy Mondays.
“The reaction locally has been one of disbelief,” says Dave, aka Ginger Pigeon Promotions.
“People can’t get their heads around some of the quality of bands coming to Mossley. We are just a little town on the edge of Mossley.
“Already though we’ve had punters buying tickets from London, Cambridge, Newcastle and Sheffield to name just a few.
“We are confident of attracting a crowd anywhere from 3,500 to 5,000.
“And that’s going to be good for the town as a whole. Punters won’t be coming into the ground all at the same time.
“They’ll have a few drinks in the pubs and buy stuff from the shops. And with the train station in bottom Mossley all parts of the town can benefit.”
There is also an additional financial bonus for community groups and businesses.
Anyone signing up to act as a ticket agent will receive £3 per ticket sold. To find out more information go online: www.skiddle.com/reps/
Tickets cost £35 (add booking fee for online purchase) and £17.50 for 13-16 year-olds, accompanied by an an adult. Under 13s will receive free admission.
Dave is also arranging transport from pubs across Tameside to and from Seel Park while it is understood Northern Rail will be putting on four carriage trains on the last service of the night for both Manchester and Leeds bound Festival goers.
For more details on all aspects of Tameside’s biggest ever music festival go online to: www.atmosfest.com
Need a music fix before then? Dave is promoting a nostalgic double bill at Uppermill Civic Hall on Saturday, February 3. Topping the bill is Jam tribute act, the Modfathers supported by The Complete Clash.
Tickets cost only £10 and for more details go online to: www.skiddle.com/e/13083684