Cheshire fest set to return

Cheshire Fest is set to return later this month for a weekend filled with music, food and drink, and a guaranteed end of summer celebration in the heart of the Cheshire countryside.

The two-day festival returns on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 and 24 to its new location, Manchester Rugby Club in Cheadle Hulme.

The festival, which launched in 2016, celebrates local music, food and drink. The event is set to be bigger this year, with a whole host of food and drink offerings alongside an entertainment programme which includes some of Cheshire’s finest talent.

The weekend festivities will 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 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’s musical programme will see the #FestivalAnthems main stage take over, as they deliver rock anthems. Line-up includes Antarctic Monkeys, Oashish, The Absolute Stone Roses and Yellow (Coldplay tribute). Local artists Nolan and Leon Meya will complete Sunday’s main stage Line-up.

Elsewhere across the festival, visitors 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 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 and comic fans will also be catered for with Star Wars characters parading around the site. 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, alongside Frozen meets Beauty & the Beast performances.

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.”