LEGENDARY folk rockers The Levellers will kick off the 2014 Ramsbottom Festival, headlining the popular Friday night slot.

The Levellers are huge favourites on the British festival scene and their album, Levelling the Land, provided the Brighton band with their biggest hit.

Rock act British Sea Power top the bill on Saturday, with their signature theatrics and visual flair sure to provide a thrilling spectacle for the late summer festival.

Irish singer Cara Dillon is another exciting name on the bill, and she will be performing tracks from her new album a Thousand Hearts alongside her partner Seth Lakeman.

Acoustic folk four-piece Bridie Jackson and The Arbour, who last year won the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, are certain to be another highlight.

Also in the line-up are Keston Cobblers' Club, rising star Lisbee Stainton, while Glasgow six-piece Admiral Fallow will be performing their beautifully eccentric songs, with their indie rock line-up of clarinet, flute, and double bass.

Sunday's headliners will be announced shortly.

Now in its fourth year, Rammy Fest has forged a reputation for a chilled, laid-back atmosphere and has become just as popular for its real ales and family entertainment as it has for an eclectic mix of indie, folk and rock music.

Ramsbottom Festival, staged at Ramsbottom Cricket Club, runs from September 19-21 and tickets are now on sale and available from www.ramsbottomfestival.com or from Bury Met or Manchester's Bridgwater Hall.

Weekend: Family £144 (two adults, three children), adults £66.

There are also day tickets on sale.