Big plans in store for Knutsford Music Festival 2020

Feb 04, 2020 by Music Fest HQ in  News

Music fans are in for a treat with Knutsford Music Festival promising its best line up yet as it returns for its fourth year his summer. The festival takes place from Friday to Sunday on the 12th – 14th June 2020.

Festival favourites Music on the Moor and Folk at the Theatre are returning as the main focus of this year’s festival weekend as well as some exciting new events which offer more opportunities than ever for local musicians to perform.

The folk nights, presented by Knutsford local and BBC Radio 2 and 6 presenter Mark Radcliffe, have quickly become the highlight of the festival and will return as one of the festivals main feature for 2020. Folk fans are in for a real treat as the 2020 line-up is promised to be the best one yet, with exciting announcements coming soon.

Visitors to the festival will also be able to re-visit The Moor for the Music on the Moor event which is due to return for its third year. This event which was first ran in 2018 as a trial family friendly festival session has quickly become one of the highlights of the festival weekend. Families can expect new workshops, fun and games and some refreshment stalls as well as another incredible line-up of local talent on the acoustic Moor Stage.

Festival organisers are also planning a young musicians night which will offer a platform for local youth choirs and orchestras to perform. This is set to take place on Friday 12th June at Bexton Primary School Hall.

There are also plans for a brand-new Battle of the Bands competition to take place this year as part of the festival to encourage more young musicians to get involved. The competition will offer six teenage or young adult bands a chance to compete on the night and the winner will be selected by the audience.

The winning band will be awarded a full two-day recording session at the popular Edge Recording Studio who are kindly sponsoring the festival this year.  Bands interested in competing should send their details as well as some videos or music to to apply for one of the six slots by Monday 24th February to be considered. All successful bands will be notified within 2 weeks after the closing date.

The festival has also decided to give back to the community by supporting a charity with this year’s event and festival organisers have chosen The Christie Charity which supports a number of people across Cheshire, Manchester and across the North West and beyond.

Local musicians or choirs can get involved by helping festival organisers raise awareness and funds for this amazing charity by performing at the new town centre busking event which will take place on the morning of Saturday 13th June. Musicians or local groups who want to get involved and support this session should send their details to the music festival team.

Councillor James Power, one of the founding members of the festival working group, said, “Knutsford Music Festival brings out the very best in our town, from the superb family focused event on The Moor to hearing some of the finest folk musicians brought to us by Mark Radcliffe.

“This year there will be more opportunities to showcase local musicians so please let us know if you would like to take part.

“This year I am delighted that the festival is also giving back by raising awareness and funds for The Christie Charity. Like so many people, I am really grateful for the care my family received during an exceptionally difficult time.”

Early bird ticket sales to all three nights of Folk at the Theatre plus the brand new Battle of the Bands events will launch on Monday 2nd March and be available for 4 weeks only, after which time general admission tickets will be released. Adult and Child tickets as well as Carer tickets will also be available for purchase.

For more information about this year’s festival or to apply to play, email You can also follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with news and announcements, or check out the website where early bird tickets will be available once launched.

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