Kate Rusby to headline Knutsford Music Festival 2020

Feb 12, 2020 by Music Fest HQ in  News

The jewel of Knutsford Music Festival is set to shine with three nights of fantastic folk being the centre of this year’s festival line-up.

BBC Radio 2 and 6 presenter and Knutsford local Mark Radcliffe has teamed up with Knutsford Town Council for the third year to organise three more incredible nights featuring the cream of the crop of the British folk scene.

A folk night is on offer each of the three days of the festival which runs from Friday 12th – Sunday 14th June. Friday and Sunday’s folk nights will be hosted at Knutsford Little Theatre, the original home of Folk at the Theatre, with the Saturday night being moved to St. John’s Church to allow for a bigger audience at the star event.

Mark Radcliffe initially brought the idea of curating three folk nights to the town council in 2018, running the first three nights in the 2018 music festival. Since its launch Folk at the Theatre has become extremely popular and a clear highlight of the festival weekend.

On Friday 12th June folk fans will be treated to music from Cardiff-based Zervas and Pepper with support from The Dorman Long, a local duo based in Stockport.

Sunday 14th June will feature The Breath, a Manchester based duo with support from local performer Sam Lyon who has performed at the festival previously in 2018 and 2019.

The headline night will take place on Saturday 13th June featuring superstar of the British folk scene and multiple time Radio 2 Folk Awards winner Kate Rusby, supported by Young Folk Awards nominee Amelia Coburn, who played at the festival in 2018.

The Saturday show has been moved to St. John’s Church which has a bigger capacity than Knutsford Little Theatre to offer extra space for people to attend the very special headline night.

Mark Radcliffe, curator and host of the folk nights, said: “Once again I’m thrilled to be able to bring the cream of British folk talent to my adopted home-town for what I know will be three wonderful nights.

Manchester’s The Breath feature the current Radio 2 Folk Awards singer of the year in Riognach Connolly, and Zervas and Pepper are coming from Cardiff for a night of blissful West Coast harmony. In addition, we have superb support from Amelia Coburn, whose previous set for us in 2018 was cut short by illness, as well as Stockport-based duo The Dorman Long and our very own Sam Lyon.

Plus, our big news is that we have been able to secure the services of one of the scene’s true stars Kate Rusby to perform at St. John’s on the Saturday night. I am truly proud of what we have on offer. Come along to all three nights if you can.’”

Early bird ticket sales for Folk at the Theatre will launch on Monday 2nd March – a limited number of early bird tickets will released, once they have sold out general admission tickets will be released for sale. Adult and Child tickets as well as Carer tickets will also be available for purchase.

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Knutsford Music Festival 2020 Cancelled

May 27, 2020

Knutsford Town Council has continually monitored the latest government advice concerning the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the evolving social distancing advice designed to limit the spread of the virus. Our priority is always public health and we strive to make responsible decisions when planning events to protect the public, our volunteers and our staff.

The Events and Town Centre Management Committee met on 26th May to review the latest guidance with respect holding the Knutsford Music Festival in September. With huge regret the decision was taken that it would not be sensible to attempt to hold the event and as such there will be no Knutsford Music Festival 2020. Knutsford Town Council prioritises the health and safety of our residents and we do not feel that continuing with a large-scale event at this time is the best way to do this.

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