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.

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