Face in the crowd? Take a look at the official photographs from previous festivals.
These photographs give you a preview of what’s to come. We will continue to update this gallery regularly once the festival begins.
The story so far
Our strong line-ups over the last few years have secured our great reputation, with Dame Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Callow, Willy Russell, Owen Jones, Gyles Brandreth, Jenny Eclair, Alastair Campbell, Ed Byrne, Simon Armitage, Dom Joly, Joanne Harris, Helen Lederer, Mark Steel, Lucy Spraggan, Gervase Phinn, David Starkey, Bonnie Greer and Lemn Sissay being just some of the high-profile names who have taken part.
2017 programme (3.5MB pdf)
2016 programme (2MB pdf)
2015 programme (4MB pdf)
2014 programme (915kb pdf)
2013 programme (4MB pdf)
Send us your photos
If you would like your photographs to feature on our gallery page, please send your images to Rochdalelitfest@rochdale.gov.uk
Images should be no more than 3mb and we will notify you if your entry is to be displayed in the gallery.