New open-air festival brings fantastic family fun to Warrington

A fabulous new open-air family-friendly festival is coming to Warrington this August.

FamFest Warrington takes place at Orford Jubilee Park on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August and promises a weekend of amazing activities and events for all the family.

The action-packed event runs from 11am to 10pm each day and will feature a host of fantastic activity zones, attractions and household names, including Mister Maker and The Basil Brush Show who will be on hand to entertain the little ones.

The brainchild of Wire FM founder Pete Pinnington, the event offers a packed programme on the main stage featuring top tribute acts paying homage to stars like Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars and Little Mix.

On the Saturday, the weekend will kick off in style with live performances throughout the day by tributes artists who will bring crowds all the hits from Will Smith, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars and Michael Jackson.

There will also be live shows and performances by Beauty & The Beast, The Minions, Mister Maker and Basil Brush, plus an extra special performance by Warringtonian – and winner of BBC’s The Voice 2017 – Mo Jamil.

Sunday will include live performances on the big stage by tributes to Jesse J, Katy Perry, Jess Glynne, Taylor Swift, Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, Lionel Richie, Coldplay, Little Mix, George Michael and Take That.

Young festivalgoers will also be able to meet a vast range of characters throughout the two-day family festival including Darth Vader and Stormtroopers, Balthazar Bratz and The Minions, Beauty & The Beast, Ironman, Hulk, Mr T (A -Team), princesses and many more!

Founder Pete Pinnington said: “Since helping to launch Warrington’s first commercial radio station, Wire FM, in 1998, I’ve always wanted to launch Warrington’s first major family festival. And why not 20yrs later?

“My company and I have the infrastructure and excellent support team around us to ensure we deliver a truly memorable and enjoyable family festival for all ages to enjoy and Warrington to be proud of.”

Ticket entry will give visitors access to Sports Zone, Kids Zone and Circus Skills activities, the Basil Brush Show, a Kids Craft Zone with Disney’s Art Attack presenter Lloyd Warbey, Character Zone and a Princesses Pamper Pavilion as well as the main stage tribute artists and shows. Mister Maker & his live shows are also there but only on the Saturday.

And there will also be food and drink, including a full licensed bar, and a VIP marquee.

Tickets are on sale via www.famfestwarrington.co.uk. Along with regular ticket prices, there are also upgrade options to VIP, family VIP or weekend tickets. all under threes go free.

Follow the event on Facebook/famfestwarrington and Twitter: @famfestevents