Article by Jonathan White
Studio Nantwich is hosting two days of fundraising concerts to coincide with the annual Nantwich Jazz, Blues & Music Festival this year.
Tomorrow (Thursday 18th April), the first day of the festival, Studio Nantwich will showcase 1980s Electronica tribute band ‘Electro 80s’.
They will recreate songs by artists including Depeche Mode, Gary Numan, Yazoo, Ultravox, Duran Duran, Soft Cell and The Human League. Doors open at 8:30pm.
On the second day of the festival (Good Friday, 19th April) the Castle Street venue will have performances from musical duo ‘Baxter’ (7pm) and three-piece 70s alternative music band ‘Retrovibe’ (9pm).
On the same night, on The Bank Stage adjacent to Studio Nantwich, will be a performance from Queen tribute ‘QE2’ who have over 20 years’ experience recreating the style and excitement of a Queen concert.
The marquee opens at 7.30pm, QE2 finish at 11pm, and there’s a free afterparty at Studio Nantwich until 3am.
Entry on Thursday and Friday is free with donations welcome. Money raised will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Nigel Woodhouse, director of operations at Studio Nantwich, said: “We are so excited to be holding two nights of entertainment with such quality acts.
“They will both be fun nights, whilst helping to support such a worthy cause.”
Nigel added: “Cancer affects nearly all of us and having Macmillan Nurses on hand to help everyone involved is invaluable, so to help in this small way to support them makes us feel proud.”
The Nantwich Jazz, Blue & Music Festival, founded in 1996, is expected to draw a crowd of over 40,000 music lovers to the town over its five days and boost the town’s economy by more than £1 million.