GLASTONBURY owner Michael Eavis has given his backing to a small music festival going ahead later this month.

Cloudspotting takes place at the Aspinall Arms, Mitton, near Whalley, from July 27 to 29.

Organiser Boo Gilbraith said he ‘bumped into’ Mr Eavis at the recent Stone Roses gig at Heaton Park, Manchester.

He said: “We had managed to get some VIP tickets and we were just happy to be there.

“I had been handing out flyers and then I saw Michael Eavis behind us.

“How ironic – he has the biggest festival in the world and we have the smallest.

“I introduced myself and said how we were polar opposites and he gave us a few bits of advice.

“I showed him the flyer and he said the artwork looked wonderful. He was very kind.”

The visual identity, posters and leaflets for Cloudspotting were designed by Adele Hargreaves, 28, of Dukes Brow, Blackburn.

She designed the poster as part of her design course at Blackburn College’s University Centre.

She said: “I know the organisers so I approached them about doing the artwork.

“As part of a final year module called industry context projects, I was able to do a live brief - something that was ‘real’.

“Apparently, Michael Eavis thought it was great. I was thrilled to hear that.”

Mr Gilbraith added: “It is good for Adele as she had made it all by hand.

“She has really captured the image we want for the festival.”

The festival features a host of local bands and full weekend tickets are available from and www.wesee, costing £50.

Tickets for each day cost £20. Under-16s go free.