Published May 18, 2017 at 8:37
Our festival hub will be in the amazing Stubbylee Park – nestled at the foot of Lee Quarry this hidden northern gem of a Victorian park offers stunning spaces, woodland, cafe and perhaps most importantly an easy gateway to the thrills and rides we’ve got planned for the day. We’ll be taking over the rear of the park for the weekend bringing plenty of festival treats to add to the recently opened pump track
We’re excited to announce that we will now have camping and showers available ON SITE in Stubbylee Park for both Friday and Saturday nights. This means you’ll be right at the heart of the action, with just a short stroll back to your bed when the party winds down.
We’ll also have security for the campsite for the weekend and a secure bike park to lock up your pride and joy.
Camping tickets are now available through our site for just £15 per person per night, or £25 for the weekend.
Northern Grip is an annual celebration of Mountain Bike culture, following on from the hugely successful inaugural event in Ramsbottom last year it returns on July 8 and 9 moves over the valley to Lee Quarry and Stubbylee Park.
Last year’s event was amazing with our audience loving the combination of trail activity, new bike demos. music, food and beer. Lee Quarry is a fantastic venue for Northern Grip to shine a spotlight on this year and we’ll be building a festival hub to bring all the comforts and culture which people loved last year – and much more. A bigger, better and bolder Northern grip will include big and little bike brands announced in the coming weeks offering a opportunity to make the most of 2 days around Lee Quarry and the Rossendale Fells.”
How much bigger will it be? The festival hub is aiming to be double in size for this year. The organisers are hoping to at least double the amount of attendees this year too. More food, more drink, more trade stands, more demo bikes, more music, more surprises and more trails. The whole festival will be very moreish.
Northern Grip will celebrate the majestic mountain bike and what it can bring to people’s lives.
Northern Grip 2017 is sponsored by Leisure Lakes, with partners Alpkit, Dirt Factory and Team JMC, with the support of Rossendale Council, The Whitaker, PMBA, the National Trust and Sustrans.
Tickets are on sale now priced at £25 at https://northerngrip.co.uk