Knutsford Music Festival returns with a bang this year with an exciting line up set to take stage across a weekend of musical entertainment.
The three-day festival will take place from 10th to 12th June, with a variety of events across the weekend coordinated by Knutsford Town Council.
Festival organisers at the Town Council have teamed up with BBC Radio’s Mark Radcliffe to once again bring a line-up of incredible folk music to the festival, with events split this year across Knutsford Little Theatre and St John’s Church.
Folk sensation Kate Rusby will headline the Saturday night folk event at St John’s Church with support from Catherine and Ciara McGoldrick.
Friday night will see critically acclaimed duo Zervas and Pepper will headline at the Little Theatre joined by local favourites Fine Lines who will support alongside singer-songwriter and producer Tim Prottey-Jones.
Sunday’s line-up promises just as much with a headline performance from the lively eight-piece Hope & Social who will be joined for support by local singer-songwriter Chris Tavener, who combines jangly-guitar rock and a biting sense of humour.
Also returning in 2022 is Friday Night Blues, taking place in the beautiful Brook Street Chapel Hall on Friday 10th June and headlined this by Mat Walklate who returns following a sell out performance in 2018; this year he is joined by duo partner Alex Haynes, with support from local folk stomping duo Two Hats Blues Band.
All ages can enjoy outdoor fun on Saturday 11th June, as the festival brings music back to the Moor. The free event, which runs from 12-4pm, features live acoustic music from incredible local talent, as well as activities for all ages including a children’s music themed craft workshop, African drumming for all ages and more activities and refreshments provided by local vendors.
Taking place on the Sunday at a venue to be confirmed is A Brief History of Music, a fun 90-minute tour of western musical history starting in the middle ages which combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana!
What's More - The challenge is on to name the new official beer of Knutsford Music Festival.
The festival’s beer naming competition is back and open for entries. People can submit multiple entries with suggestions for what you think the name of the official beer should be. Tasting notes are provided to help inform suggestions, which can also be festival related.
The competition is run in partnership with Tatton Brewery, Knutsford’s resident brewery, who describe this year’s festival ale as ‘deliciously light with floral and spice notes plus quintessential English Hops. The perfect al fresco pint’
The competition first ran in 2018 and again in 2021. The 2021 name of the beer was ‘Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy’ which was suggested by Rachel Metcalfe, who bagged 24 cans of the ale she named. Rachel’s suggestion was one of over 60 entries to the competition.
Alex Brown, Events Officer at Knutsford Town Council which runs the festival said: “We absolutely loved reading all the entries to the competition last year and it was really hard to choose a winner! We really enjoy running this competition with Tatton Brewery and can’t wait to see what suggestions we receive this year!”
The 2022 competition is open for entries now until Friday 6th May. Entries can be submitted via the Knutsford Music Festival website, where you can also find out what’s on at this year’s festival and buy tickets to headline events.
Tickets for all headline events can be found at www.knutsfordmusicfestival.com – tickets are limited so don’t miss out.
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|Festival (10 June 2022 - 12 June 2022)|
|Friday - Sunday||12:00||- 23:00|