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We can’t wait to welcome you to our annual Bonfire on Saturday 6th November. We’ve had an amazing response with tickets selling out within a week. We’re sure it will be a fantastic family event but in order to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience for everyone, please read this VERY IMPORTANT event information.


Gates Open: 4PM (strictly no admittance before this time)

Bonfire Lit: 6PM

Fireworks: 8PM

Outside Music Finishes 9PM

Curfew: Entertainment continues in the clubhouse until midnight


Unfortunately, sparklers will strictly not be allowed at the event. Although St John’s Ambulance will be in attendance, our insurance does not cover the use of sparklers. We request that you do not bring them onsite.


Only food and drink for very young children and for medical reasons can be brought into the venue. There will be various food vendors and options to purchase: Indian street food, traditional bonfire food and pizzas.


Without these rules the bonfire would not be viable but it also supports local food traders & businesses in our community.


Everyone will need an individual ticket to enter the event (TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD OUT). Please ensure you print all tickets or have them available on your mobile. If you have paper tickets, please ensure each person in your group has their own ticket. Ticket categories will be checked to ensure it matches the person entering. The cricket club reserve the right to refuse entry. So please ensure you have booked the correct category.


Under 16’s MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 18. Children under 6 are free but still need a ticket.

Children aged 6-15 need a child ticket. Anyone aged 16 and over requires an adult ticket. No unaccompanied children will be granted admittance to the event.


The event will be photographed for marketing and promotional purposes. By entering the site you are giving your consent to be featured.


We will be operating a TOKEN SYSTEM at the bonfire. Tokens speed up the service at bars and stalls and reduce the time spent queuing. Plus they are really easy to use. They can be purchased at the token station next to the clubhouse.

• Tokens can be purchased with cash or card

• Each token is worth £2

• Everything at the event will use tokens

• Tokens can be reimbursed before you leave from the token booth and up to 1 week following the event from behind the bar.


Please ensure you bring cash and change. Card payments will be accepted to purchase tokens. There is no ATM on site.


Please ensure you wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather forecast.


No parking is available on site. Please find alternative ways of getting to and from the venue. Please respect our neighbours and park responsibly. We advise walking to the cricket club. Holroyds have kindly offered the use of their car park on Harbour Lane North if you do travel by car (only a short walk to the club).


Please take all rubbish to the nearest bins or take it home with you.


Only assistance dogs will be allowed into the ground.


Milnrow Cricket Club and the venue accept no liability for the loss or damage of your own personal property whilst attending our event.


Everyone is attending the bonfire to have a good time. Please ensure you are respectful and courteous to fellow spectators, volunteers and staff. Any unruly, disrespectful or abusive behaviour will not be tolerated and the security team reserve the right to remove you from the ground. Please also be respectful to local residents and their property both en-route to and going home from the event.

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Milnrow Calling 2021! We did it! Two years in the making, one postponed festival later and we managed to have the festival we had all waited for. Covid didn't stop us, the sky's didn't pour with rain and most importantly there was an amazing turnout by the people of Milnrow and beyond.

In such an uncertain time it definitely wasn't an easy undertaking. There was hours of administration work and meetings, days of setting up with the greatly appreciated help of volunteers and quick dashes to get essential replacements for broken equipment. We even had an act drop out at 5am on the day of the festival but needless to say everyone involved with the organisation of the festival wouldn't let any problem get the better of them.

We would like to make some special thanks. Firstly to our sponsor PGC for all their continued support. Your efforts probably go unnoticed by most but are of the utmost value to these events.

Secondly, Milnrow CC committee and volunteers. Without their hard work the festival would not have gone ahead.

Thirdly, to all the acts and stage techs who put on great shows and were extremely flexible when required! A special mention to the Run away Killers Tribute Band who not only filled in at the 11th hour but delieverd an awesome set!

Fourthly, to all our food vendors for providing quality food, Milnrow Bouncy castles the children's entertainment and our fabulous festival paint and glitter ladies Last! Last but not least, to everyone who bought tickets and supported this event. After the last 18 months you deserved a great party and we hope we gave you that.

Planning is now well underway for Milnrow Calling 2022 on the 3rd September, 2022 where we hope to make the festival even bigger and better but still keep and still provide that quality family festival experience!

Before next year though there are plenty of events coming up including Oktoberfest Rochdale (17th/18th Sept) and Bombay Bingo (4th Dec) at the Champness Hall. Milnrow Cricket Club also have: Family day (18th Sept), Bonfire Night (6th Nov) and the Jäger Maestros (13th Nov). There's something for everyone!

Many thanks!

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Updated: Sep 7

We can't wait to welcome you our events! We thought it best to give you a little more information about the token system that will be operating. If you've been to music or beer festivals before then you will have come across these systems before.

We are operating a TOKEN SYSTEM at all locations at the event.

Don’t be scared to embrace the festival experience!

Tokens speed up the service at bars and reduce the time spent queuing. Plus they are really easy to use!

Tokens can be purchased at the token station by the entrance or back of the hall.

1. Tokens can be purchased with cash or card but we do recommend cash to speed up the process. 2. Each token is worth £2 3. Everything at the event will use tokens! 4. Tokens will be available to purchase throughout the event. 5. Tokens can be reimbursed before you leave from the token booth.

All festivals do have queues at peak times however we know the token system will help to speed up service at the bars.

We look forward to seeing you!

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