Sisters act – taking a Sledge to Cotton Clouds

PHILLY funksters Sister Sledge have been confirmed as headliners for Cotton Clouds 2018.

Frontline support at the August 18 festival at Saddleworth Cricket Club comes from Wigan four-piece Starsailor, and Toploader.


Sister Sledge

Sister Sledge are the American family vocal group that got the music world dancing in the late 1970s and 80s.

The girls’ biggest UK hit was ‘Frankie’ which reached number one in 1985 while other chart entries include ‘We Are Family’, ‘Lost in Music’ and ‘He’s the Greatest Dancer’.

Sadly Joni Sledge died, aged 60, in 2017 while Kathy left to enjoy a solo career.

However, Debbie and Kim continue the musical legacy and follow in the footsteps of the Sugarhill Gang who topped the bill at last year’s inaugural Cotton Clouds gathering.

Starsailor, makers of 10 top 40 hits, including ‘Alcoholic’, ‘Silence is Easy’ and ‘Lullaby’, made a long overdue return last year with ‘All This Life’ – their first album in eight years.



Top tunes in the afternoon will be courtesy of Toploader. With more than two million album sales and with plenty of feel good favourites to pick from their brimming back catalogue, Joseph Washbourne and Co have all that it takes to create that festival fizz.

Kingston Upon Hull indie pop queens Scarlett, Billy Bibby and the New Wry Smiles, Freeda and former XFM DJ, Gareth Brooks are also part of the main stage line-up.

In addition, there will be two indoor satellite stages providing a platform for the best upcoming talent and the headliners of tomorrow.

Best of the lot could turn out to be Halifax ‘heartthrobs’, the Orielles with their oddball indie-pop and cuts from their new album ‘Silver Dollar Moment’.

A full line-up of acts and ticket information for Cotton Clouds can be found online:

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