Fancy a day out with the family over the half term? Then head over to Cheshire for a day of family fun, live performances and food and drink galore.
It’s just two weeks until the family fun festival takes place in the heart of the Cheshire countryside to kick-start Summer.
Cheshire Fest 2019 take place at Manchester Rugby Club in Cheadle Hulme on Saturday, 1 June and Sunday, 2 June.
The 2019 event promised to be the biggest and best Cheshire Fest yet, with a festival ground twice the size of last year, a larger main stage, and a packed programme of family fun, entertainment, live music, food and drink.
The event will feature incredible live acts on the Cheshire Fest Main Stage, a brand new acoustic stage, fun-filled kids’ stage and Play Park, as well as the best food and drink from Cheshire and beyond, to keep festivalgoers fed and watered all weekend.
The Cheshire Fest Main Stage will feature a fantastic line-up of the UK’s best tribute acts across both days. The Fillers (The Killers) and Kazabian (Kasabian) will play on Saturday 1 June when the Big Hitters theme promises rock ‘n’ roll, indie pop and festival favourite inspired artists. They’ll be joined by headliners Kings Ov Leon (Kings Of Leon), along with The Phonics (Stereophonics) and Totally Tina (Tina Turner).
Meanwhile, The Stones (The Rolling Stones) and Vicky Jackson as Pink take to the Cheshire Fest Main Stage on Sunday 2 June for the Family Favourites line-up, featuring a whole host of all-time music greats for all ages. Get ready to dance as Bruno – A Tribute To Bruno Mars and Little Fix (Little Mix). Critically acclaimed Queen tribute Flash close the weekend programme and will rock the festival ground to a memorable end.
The all-new Acoustic Stage will complement the Cheshire Fest Main Stage programme. The new stage zone will be set amongst deckchair seating, hay bales and bunting, offering festivalgoers the chance to chill-out in a relaxing family-friendly environment.
The event will be packed with fun for young festivalgoers as they sing, dance, and play all weekend at The Kids Stage and Play Park.
Little ones will want to come dressed as their favourite characters as their heroes come to life. Disney legends Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Mary Poppins will perform classic songs and meet their young fans. And for kids that prefer capes and comic books, a cast of superheroes including the amazing Iron Man, massive green Hulk, the caped crusader himself, Batman, will definitely attract the crowds. Plenty of selfie opportunities guaranteed!
This year’s Kids Stage boasts four incredibly talented young singers from The Voice Kids, witness the stars of tomorrow perform live in Cheshire over both days. The youngest jazz and blues artist in the UK, Astrid will perform, as well as Warrington-based Jennifer King. The Voice Kids’ semi-finalist Mandy Scarlett and multi-talented Lola from Team Danny will also wow the crowds.
Street dancer Junior Frood is the UK Freestyle Champion. Catch him on Saturday. Future stars Isaac Lancel Watkinson and Girl Talk perform on Sunday. Super talented Isaac plays a mean guitar and a fantastic voice. Girl Talk are back by popular demand after their fab performance of 2017 – four bubbly, energetic girls who can sing, rap, and dance.
More local talent comes from Aimz Bolly Dance with their incredible Bollywood dance performances and The 5 Star Unique Talent Theatre School both on Saturday; followed by the YSBD Theatre School on Sunday.
Endless fun activities and attractions will keep young festivalgoers busy throughout the weekend as they find themselves face-to-face with a Giant T-Rex; go hi-tech and walk in the boots of a Wild West sheriff or become a famous rock star thanks to VRyourself; or craft sand art and slime in the Craft Tent.
The Play Park is the perfect place to burn off that Summer excitement with inflatables from Bonkers World. The silent disco is also back by popular demand, with Shush having everyone dancing to music as they listen on wireless headphones. Bring the Fire Project will close the Kids Stage programme, treating audiences to a fantastic fire dancing finale.
All this entertainment and family fun will see festivalgoers work up an appetite. They won’t go hungry or thirsty at Cheshire Fest who have brought together the finest selection of local independents and quality festival traders. Street food from around the world will be complemented by real ales, craft beers, ciders, as well as a gin garden and cocktail bar.
Where there’s fabulous food, a diverse drinks selection follows. Cheshire Fest will host more than 100 real ales, craft beers and ciders produced by the best independent breweries across the UK and Europe. Hosted by Funky Brands, the extensive range will delight any beer connoisseur.
Cheshire Fest takes place at Manchester Rugby Club, Grove Lane, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, SK8 7NB from 12noon to 11pm both days.
Day tickets cost £8 for children aged six to 15 and £17.50 for over 16s and adults. Weekend passes are available for children £12.75 and adults £25.50. VIP tickets are available for over 18s with access to a private tent and viewing area with washroom facilities, and a bottle of Prosecco on arrival and are priced £50 for a single day and £90 for a weekend.
Book online at www.cheshirefest.co.uk
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