'Live & Local' Free Family Bank Holiday Music Festival in Northwich this Bank Holiday weekend | Knutsford Times

‘Live & Local’ Free Family Bank Holiday Music Festival in Northwich this Bank Holiday weekend

By on August 23, 2018

This Bank Holiday weekend, Marston in Northwich will be staging a free ‘Live & Local’ Music and Beer Festival at the Lion Salt Works Museum and Salt Barge Pub on Marston’s Ollershaw Lane. The festival, runs from Saturday 25 August – Monday 27 August (10.30am – late) and is organised by Marston resident and music promoter, Iain Stead. Children’s activities will take place at the award-winning Salt Works Museum and top bands will feature outside the award-winning Salt Barge Pub, which is CAMRA’s ‘Pub of the Summer 2018’ award-winner. The pub is located directly across the road from the Museum. There is no charge to attend the festival and parking is free. For more information contact Iain on 07737185215, the Salt Barge Pub on 01606 43064 or the Lion Salt Works Museum on 01606 275066.

Iain Stead, Managing Director of music events company, Mack’s Music Promotions*, based in Marston, said: “We have successfully staged Live & Local festivals in Marston for over a year. The idea of staging these free family weekends is to bring together the local community and anyone who likes good music. We are pleased to this time be working with Marston’s Salt Barge Pub.”

Phil Gatley, manager of the Salt Barge Pub, said: “The Salt Barge is delighted to have won CAMRA’s ‘Pub of the Summer 2018 award and will be selling carefully selected micro brewed ales from the local area during the Festival. We look forward to welcoming everyone along.”

Bands that will perform on the outside stage include local bands, including Mal Dino, Hopping Frog, Lostock Ukes and Dan Woods**. There will be a licenced bar and hot food. Craft activities for children will be available in the historic Thompson Suite the Lion Salt Works Museum, which also has a free play area, café, shop, free butterfly garden and free parking.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing, said: “The Lion Salt Works is also a key part of its local community and we are delighted to be able to celebrate this special ‘Live & Local’ festival with them. We applaud all the hard work and enthusiasm of the Marston community in bringing together what promises to be an imaginative and fun festival.”

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