About the Festival
Knutsford Music Festival was launched in 2017 as a community music festival led by Knutsford Town Council. It brings together venues across Knutsford to create a weekend of musical events covering a range of genres. The festival ran for its second year in June 2018 and will be returning in June 2019 for its third year. A series of headline performances take place across the three days curated by Knutsford Town Council and the festival also includes a wide range of fringe events hosted by local businesses across the Town Centre which run for the entire three days of the festival.
Knutsford Music Festival will be returning for its third year from 20 – 23 June 2019! Year three will see the return of hugely popular events including Blues Night, The Main Event and the Classical Evening which have been popular since the festival’s inception. Also returning in 2019 is Music on the Moor which was a huge hit at its launch at 2018’s festival. We are also so excited that Mark Radcliffe presents Folk at the Theatre will be returning after an incredible response at last year’s event. This will run from 20 – 22 June with 3 more nights of incredible, award winning folk musicians. New to 2019 is ‘Moor Music’, a Sunday session on The Moor featuring a brass band to serenade you in the sun. KMF 2019 will see over 40 performers across 20 different venues in Knutsford and is gearing up to be the best year yet! Tickets are available to purchase NOW!
Knutsford Music Festival returned in 2018 after the amazing success of its first year. Year Two saw the creation of Music on the Moor, a family session featuring live performances, a children's craft workshop and an African drumming workshop for all ages. The festival was headlined by the incredible Miles Hunt of the popular The Wonder Stuff, and featured a new three-day folk event put on in collaboration with broadcaster Mark Radcliffe of BBC Radio 2 and 6, featuring internationally acclaimed musicians, BBC Folk award winners and a finale performance from Mark Radcliffe himself with former band mates from the Family Mahone. Over 40 events took place throughout the 3-day festival in almost 20 venues across Knutsford and saw thousands of visitors from across the UK.
Where it all began
Knutsford Music Festival launched for its inaugural year in 2017. Three headline events took place across the 3 days of the festival and almost 20 fringe events were hosted by local businesses, bringing the community together for a celebration of music. The first year of KMF sported some big names - the amazing Rebecca Downes headlined the Friday Night Blues event while the Saturday night headline event saw Britpop sensation Dodgy headlining, supported by some amazing local talent. The festival was quickly deemed a success and has been an extremely popular local event since its creation.