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You’ll love this retro music festival that is reviving an iconic Altrincham nightclub for one night only

Get ready to relive the magic of the 80s and 90s with live music, thrilling fairground rides, and delicious food at the Hale Barns Carnival this July
Hale Barns Carnival

Please note: The event has been postponed until Summer 2025 because of bad weather. 

Summer in Hale Barns just got a whole lot brighter!

The hotly-anticipated Hale Barns Carnival is back, promising a weekend of top fun, unforgettable music, and endless entertainment.

This annual festival is a beloved tradition, bringing together the community for two days of joyous celebration.

Whether you’re a die-hard music fan, a thrill-seeker, or simply looking for a great time with family and friends, this is the event of the summer you won’t want to miss.

It’s a weekend packed with excitement, laughter, and memories waiting to be made.

Saturday Night Fever: The 80s Proms

Mark your calendars for the night of Saturday, July 20th, when the 80s Proms will transport you back to a time of neon lights, big hair, and unforgettable tunes.

This isn’t just any concert; it’s a grand production featuring over 50 talented performers, including dancers, musicians, and singers, all coming together to celebrate the most iconic decade in music history.

The evening will be headlined by award-winning tribute acts that will have you singing and dancing along to hits from legends like Lionel Richie, Tina Turner, and Duran Duran.

The Musical Place’s Big Band & Choir will join the fun, making sure the night is nothing short of spectacular. Get ready to groove the night away and relive the magic of the 80s like never before!

Sunday’s Spectacular: The Chequers Revival Concert

On Sunday, July 21st, the carnival takes a nostalgic turn with the Chequers Revival Concert.

Celebrating the legendary Altrincham nightclub Chequers, this event is a homage to the venue that defined Altrincham’s nightlife in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

It’s a night that promises to reignite the spirit of those iconic decades with a line-up that will make your heart race and your feet move.

Hale Barns Carnival
The legendary Rowetta

Dance music legend Alison Limerick, known for her 90s anthem “Where Love Lives,” will take the stage, alongside the phenomenal Rowetta from Happy Mondays.

The party doesn’t stop there; DJ sets from former Chequers resident DJ Andy James and Happy Radio’s Darren Proctor will spin the biggest club classics, ensuring a night of non-stop dancing.

With pyrotechnics, confetti streamers, and special effects, the Chequers Revival Concert is set to be a dazzling, immersive experience for the whole family.


Whether you’re reliving the glory days or experiencing them for the first time, it’s a night of local history and high-energy celebration you won’t want to miss.

Fun for the Whole Family

Hale Barns Carnival
Alison Limerick

Beyond the main stage, the Hale Barns Carnival offers a feast for the senses.

Savour mouthwatering dishes from Jamaican cuisine to wood-fired pizzas, Greek street food, and gourmet burgers.

Explore a traditional funfair, a bustling gift and craft market, and marvel at the supercar and celebrity car displays.

There’s something for everyone, from the youngest festival-goers to the young at heart.

Join the Celebration at Hale Barns Carnival

This year’s Hale Barns Carnival is proudly sponsored by BeFibre, Manchester Airport, Benchmark Security Group, Howden Insurance, and Full Circle Funeral Partners.

Happy Radio UK, the festival’s official radio partner, will keep the spirit of the carnival alive with well-known presenters like Steve Penk, Darren Proctor, and Chelsea Norris.

Don’t miss out on this unforgettable weekend!

Tickets, family packages, and VIP passes are available now.

Tickets for Hales Barns Carnival

Day Tickets from £38.50 for adults and £16.50 for children – family tickets are also available.

Weekend Tickets to cover both concerts from £66 for adults and £27.50 for children.

You can get your tickets by clicking here

So, dust off those dancing shoes, gather your friends and family, and get ready to create new memories at the Hale Barns Carnival. Let’s make this a weekend to remember!

For the evening concerts (Saturday and Sunday) – gates open 5pm / Show starts 6pm. FREE daytime activity on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon until 4pm

Address: St Ambrose Fields, Hale Road, Hale Barns, WA15 0HE

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