Cheshire Fest returns for family fun this month | Knutsford Times

Cheshire Fest returns for family fun this month

By on September 13, 2017

Cheshire Fest, the family friendly festival, returns later this month for a weekend filled with music, food and drink. The two-day festival returns on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September at its new location, Manchester Rugby Club in Cheadle Hulme.

The festival launched in 2016 in celebration of music, food and drink and returns bigger and better than ever for 2017, with a whole host of food and drink offerings alongside a fantastic entertainment programme which includes some of Cheshire’s finest talent.

Organisers can reveal a full programme for the weekend detailing the wide range of activities that revellers can expect, includingfree entry for children under the age of 15. Adult tickets start at £10 (plus booking fee) and includes a free drink.

The weekend festivities kick off from 11am on both days with a full main stage programme of live entertainment throughout the day.

On Saturday, the #RememberWhen Main Stage plays host to Cheshire’s finest tribute acts including Want You Back (Take That tribute), Dan East is Ed Sheeran, Be-Beyonce, MJ Mimms (Michael Jackson) and Elvis. Joining the line up are some of Cheshire’s finest local artists Leon Meya and The Sound as well as Britain’s Got Talent finalists’ MD Productions.

Sunday’smusical programme is sure to get the crowds rocking as the #FestivalAnthems Main Stage delivers rock anthems. Line-up includes Antarctic Monkeys, Oashish, The Absolute Stone Roses and Yellow (Coldplay tribute). Local artists Nolan and Leon Meya complete Sunday’s Main Stage Line-up.

Elsewhere across the festival site attendees can head to the Street Food Village to enjoy an array of gourmet street food and international cuisine. Beer lovers can sample the delights of the Mini Beer Fest with over 30 varieties of beers, cask ales and ciders from across the UK.

In addition to the Mini Beer Fest, festival goers can enjoy a relaxing G&T in the tranquillity of The Gin Garden, grab a cocktail at the Cocktail Bar, enjoy a glass of fizz in the Champagne and Prosecco Bar or savour the taste of summer at the Pimm’s Bus. A silent disco will also be on site where you can dance to hearts content with music as loud as you please with passers by continuing to enjoy the festival.  Comic Con and Sci-Fi fans are also be catered for with Star Wars characters parading around the site which is well worth a selfie.

The Kids Tent will keep the younger festival goers entertained throughout the weekend with a whole host of workshops, games and live entertainment. Stars of the TV show The Voice Kids UK will entertain throughout the day. Frozen meets Beauty & the Beast offers children the chance to meet and greet some of their favourite characters with stage performances throughout the day. There will also be a huge range of giant inflatable castles in Bouncy World, a Family Fun Fair and Little Explorers Activities.

Festival Director Philip Osbourne said, “After launching our first festival in 2016, we’ve taken huge steps to bring on board a cracking team of organisers this year to reinvent the festival.  We’re all about big days out with family and friends and we think this new format, location and programme will offer just that! It has been an absolute pleasure to put together the programme for Cheshire Fest, we hope the people of Cheshire enjoy what is sure to be a great weekend.”

Tickets to this unmissable event start at just £10 plus booking fees, which includes a free drink for every ticket buyer!Book now for the perfect end to summer. Tickets available at www.cheshirefest.co.uk and at selected venues across Cheshire.

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