One of the region’s best-loved festivals, Cheshire Fest returns across the June Bank Holiday weekend with a headline performance from legendary Liverpool band The Zutons, alongside a host of local heroes and leading artists. The jam-packed weekend of events run from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June – with four days of celebrations planned in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
This year, it all takes place in a brand-new site at The Lambing Shed, Moseley Hall Farmin Knutsford – descending on a beautiful tree-lined location in the heart of the green Cheshire countryside, with outstanding production confirmed by the organising team that’s set to wow festival-goers and attract visitors from across the North West.
The festival opening-night kicks off Thursday 2nd June (4pm to 11pm) with the infamous Bongo’s Bingo. Revellers will play and party in a giant Big Top Tent, where Jonny Bongo himself hosts the show with all their usual crazy prizes, spontaneous dance-offs, rave intervals and magic moments of nostalgic escapism – it is hailed as the definitive bingo experience and is not one to miss, as a debut for the Cheshire region!
On Saturday 4th June, Festival Day has it all going on with The Zutons headlining, marking the 15th Anniversary of their debut album “Who Killed The Zutons” and performing new works, produced by non-other than Nile Rogers. As evening descends, a duo of DJ sets from two local legends will get the crowd moving in the Big Top – with Hooky (Peter Hook) of New Order, Joy Division, The Light and Hacienda Club playing along with Clint Boon of 90’s big-hitting band Inspiral Carpets. As the party starts, 90’s house music queens Angie Brown and Rozalla perform live on stage, before the phenomenal trio K-Klass headline with a closing set of pumping hits. More artists are still yet to be announced!
Sunday 5th June is the Jubilee Family Day, when the festival will become one giant street party with a whole programme of family entertainment including; the Greatest Showman Show by A Million Dreams, amazing circus skills from Nula Hula, Mark The Storyteller and a magical giant bubble show from eBublio, with all the colours of the rainbow floating through the fields. To cap off the day, cover bands will be playing greatest hits from across the decades with The Cavern Beatles, Manytones and more. Truly the Best of British!
The second release of tickets are on sale now (after the first release sold out) and can be purchased for individual days, or the whole weekend via cheshirefest.co.uk. Tickets start at just £8.50 for children and £12.50 for adults.
The Lambing Shed Moseley Hall Farm, Chelford Road, Knutsford, WA16 8RB