Craic by the Creek ’24 line Up

We are delighted to share the first phase of our line up for next summer’s Craic by the Creek festival which will take place on the 19th, 20th & 21st July 2024.
Tickets for our much loved festival of Irish and Country music are on sale RIGHT NOW via skiddle!
Our 2024 line up is packed full of acts which YOU have been asking for! We have over 30 incredible acts still to be announced, and we can’t wait to share what we have in store!

What You Can Expect At Craic By The Creek

2024 brings the fourth instalment of Craic by the Creek – a fresh and unique festival celebration of Irish music, nestled into the rolling green hills of cheshire. Think huge weekend St Patricks day celebrations with the added hot summer weather it deserves…

Craic by the Creek brings some of the biggest names in traditional and contemporary Irish music to the Greater Manchester countryside.


B*Witched join the line up for craic by the creek ’24! 

90’s pop superstars, B*Witched have joined the line up for Craic by the Creek 2024! This is going to be epic! Get Tickets NOW!

International Women’s Day: Championing all of the ladies who performed at CBTC in 2022.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, it’s important to recognise and champion the talented female artists who graced the stage at Craic by the Creek in 2022. 

Nathan Carter and Sean Magee team up for a chat with Roadie TV!

Craic by the Creek headliner, Nathan Carter has teamed up with Sean Magee, also on the bill for this summer’s festival, for a one off chat as part of a new music documentary series produced by Sean McQuaid and Roadie TV. 

UK’s freshest Irish Dance troupe, SONAS to perform at Craic by the Creek this Summer!

We are super excited to announce that the UK’s freshest Irish Dance troupe, SONAS will be performing at Craic by the Creek this summer!

OCU Group will be the headline sponsor of craic by the creek ’23

We are delighted to be working alongside the guys at OCU Group once again for our 2023 summer festival. Take it form us, OCU Group are an incredible company to be a part of. Make sure you take a minute to read up on our continued partnership. 

The Tumbling Paddies to perform their FIRST EVER Manchester GIG at Craic by the creek! ​

‘The festival was a complete breath of fresh air during covid times, it was sensational. We came home and said we would really love to perform at that, and two years later our dream is coming true, we can’t wait’

sunday funday! ceol return to manchester to smash it out the park at craic by the creek.

‘CBTC was the highlight of summer 2022 for us as a band. It was our first time playing in England and the crowd were unbelievable. We are counting down the days until July 23rd when we hit the stage again, bigger and better than last year!’

Nathan Carter set to headline our HUGE Irish festival in Greater Manchester!

Irish Country music superstar, Nathan Carter has been confirmed a one of the headliners for Craic by the Creek 2023!

O’Rourke Construction Ltd join as a Festival Partner for Craic by the Creek 2023!

After having an unforgettable time as festival goers in 2021 and 2022, O’Rourke Construction Ltd have joined as an official Festival Partner for 2023!


What a weekend we had in 2021. After what felt like the longest build up in festival history, we finally held our inaugural festival in the glorious July sunshine. Check out some of the best images from the festival last summer. 


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