FAB Festival reveals Saturday headliner and full 2018 line-up



Middlewich FAB Festival organisers have announced Scott Matthews as Saturday’s free concert headliner.

The award-winning singer/songwriter will take to the stage on Saturday 16th June, closing the festival’s most vibrant day.

Scott released his first album ‘Passing Stranger’ in March 2006. Soon after his music was picked up by BBC Radio 2 and they invited him to play.

His first single ‘Elusive’ was released with great success in September 2006.

Fast-forward 12 years and Scott released his new album ‘The Great Untold’ in April this year.

Scott broadened his acoustic sound with ten brand new songs, accentuating the blues in his folk inclinations.

Alongside Scott Matthews, a packed schedule of artists has been revealed to take on the main stage throughout Middlewich FAB Festival, completing the full line-up for the weekend. 

Pale Rider have joined the set on Friday night and Nashville based Josh O’Keefe will be a part of Saturday’s ‘Showcase America’.

Supporting Scott Matthews are: SnowApple, Psyence and The Lottery Winners who will all light up the festival’s main stage on Saturday night.

The Hayes Sisters return to this year’s FAB Festival to open Sunday afternoon’s ‘Folk, Roots & Boogie’ concert.

They’ll be followed by Beija Flo’s biting lyrics and soaring vocals plus Edgar Jones – an English singer/songwriter.

After the interval, the sensational Henri Herbert & the Fury play their fabulous boogie-woogie followed by Five Piece band Seprona, building to a spectacular finale with The Electric Swing Circus.

Dave Thompson, Middlewich Fab Festival organiser, commented: “It’s taken longer to assemble this year’s Main Stage line-up but I’m sure its worth it.

“After last year’s undoubted success it was always going to be hard to follow that but I couldn’t be happier with the result.”

Speaking about Saturday’s headliner, Dave continued: “It has taken me 3 years to get Scott here, but good things really do come to those who wait!”

Every year Middlewich FAB Festival strives to be even better by developing the quality of artists and attractions. 

Tickets for the concert on Friday 15th June featuring Peter Hook & The Light are still available to buy from 

Concerts taking place on Saturday and Sunday continue to have free admission.

The full artist line-up can be found at or via the free FAB Fest app.


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