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Visitors to Oldham will find a varied festival program for the whole family, celebrating the area’s rich cultural mix and the past, present and future of Oldham:-

 There are many great festivals which take place in Oldham throughout the year, these include:

Saddleworth Festival of the Arts (external site) - Held every four years running from 6 June to 14 June 2015 bringing international artists together with local groups for a showcase of art, drama and music.

Whit Friday Brass Band Contests (external site) - 13 June 2014. The world famous Saddleworth and Oldham Whit Friday brass band contests.  Like 'Brassed Off' but better!

Diggle Blues Festival (external site) - Thursday 5 June - Sunday 8 June 2014.  A weekend of free blues performance in the scenic Saddleworth village of Diggle - where the Blues meets the greenery!

South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival (external site) - A fortnight of free walks, talks, horse and bike rides across Saddleworth and the wider South Pennines, 6-21st September 2014.

Festival Oldham -  Saturday 24th May 2014 . This is a yearly weekend festival that takes place in the heart of Oldham celebrating the very best art and entertainment the town has to offer. With shows, music and street theatre, this festival celebrates Oldham’s past and future and proves itself to be a fantastic event.

Make sure you're a part of all the brilliant festivals taking place in Oldham!

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