Knutsford Music Festival Roundup | Knutsford Times

Knutsford Music Festival Roundup

By on May 21, 2018

Knutsford Music Festival returns for its second year from June 22nd to 24th and will see more than 40 events take place at venues around the town centre including churches, shops, pubs and restaurants.

Headlined by The Wonder Stuff frontman Miles Hunt at The Courthouse, the festival also includes several classical events featuring Halle Brass, Tatton Singers, Catenian and Friends Male Voice Choir and Vale Royal String Orchestra.

For blues fans, Tom Attah and Mat Walklate will perform at the Brook Street Club with the Gritstone Clays and Ashley Sherlock.

Folk fans will have a musical feast at this year’s special ‘Folk at the Theatre’ events hosted by BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music DJ Mark Radcliffe, with award-winning folk musicians playing for three nights and a closing performance by Mark Radcliffe himself.

Fringe folk events include a triple bill at Knutsford Market Hall and a Knutsford Trad and Folk session open to all at the Lord Eldon.

A new family event will take place on the Moor featuring free drop-in drumming and craft workshops alongside an acoustic stage with a special performance by Disney Queen Elsa from Frozen, so bring a picnic and enjoy this family friendly event.

Workshops will be undercover to ensure activities continue whatever the weather.

Town centre fringe venues will be hosting events throughout the festival including performances by the Liverpool three-piece Shamona at April’s Kitchen, Modjango, a jazz duo, at Lost and Found and Glenn Sharp playing Flamenco guitar at Evuna.

Dexter and Jones, Old Sessions House, The Botanist and Saks Hair will again be joining the fringe venues line up with performances throughout the weekend.

For those arriving by rail from south of Knutsford, the Mid Cheshire Line music train will be visiting the festival this year with a performance by Geoff Higginbottom and Rob Carroll on the Friday evening service from Chester, in the Cross Keys, and on the return service. They will be playing six and 12 string guitars, bodhrán and mandolin as well as singing both traditional and contemporary songs.

The whole festival programme will be available from the beginning of June so you can start to plan the weekend’s entertainment.

Ticketed events are on sale now from

At last year’s festival several events sold out before the festival, so to avoid disappointment don’t delay in buying tickets.



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