Council set to launch town’s first music festival

Jan 30, 2017 by Music Fest HQ in  News

KNUTSFORD councillors have approved plans to launch a town-wide music festival later this year.

The plans were discussed at the events committee meeting on Monday, January 23 where councillors agreed to move forward with the project which would include a ‘series of events’ across various venues.

A working group already established prior to the meeting, has met twice to begin discussions which will get the ball rolling.

Cllr James Power, who sits on the working group alongside Cllrs Jonathan Farber and Andrew Malloy, said: “I was thrilled The Knutsford Music Festival was agreed by the council. Knutsford is bursting with talented musicians and you can see this at so many venues around the town, at open mic nights and in our schools.

“The Knutsford Music Festival will be a huge opportunity to showcase the very best of the town.”

The working group has already discussed potential formats and options for the festival and has decided that 2017 will ‘test the water’ of how the event will be shaped in the future.

Cllr Farber added: ““This is excellent news, I am really looking forward to the town coming alive with the sound of music in 2017. This will bring even more cultural and creative interest into heart of Knutsford.”

Although the dates have not been set in stone, it is expected that the festival will take place in June.

Article sourced from Knutsford Guardian, published online 30/01/2017.

Ale on a G String

Jun 18, 2018

KNUTSFORD Music Festival will be keeping fans refreshed this year with an official beer called Ale on a G String.

Organisers from Knutsford Town Council launched a competition for festival goers to name the zesty summer ale with a biscuity malt base which is being made exclusively for the event by Tatton Brewery.

Delight at fringe events support for 2019

May 25, 2019

BUSINESSES are preparing their fringe events with only five weeks to go to to Knutsford Music festival businesses.

The festival takes place from Thursday, June 20 to Sunday, June 23 with over 40 performers across more than 20 locations in Knutsford.

Michael Roach to headline Friday Night Blues

May 21, 2019

BLUES fans are in for a real treat next month at Knutsford Music Festival. The popular Friday Night Blues event is returning to the festival after two successful years.

It will be held for the first time at St John’s Church, on Friday, June 21, after being staged at the Brook Street Club for the past two years.

Michael Roach will be headlining the evening, performing alongside his daughter Sadie.