Knutsford Music Festival 2018


Knutsford Music Festival returns for its second year from 22nd to 24th June and will see more than 40 events taking place at venues around the town centre – including churches, shops, pubs and restaurants.

Headlined by The Wonder Stuff frontman Miles Hunt at The Courthouse, the festival also includes several classical events featuring Halle Brass, Tatton Singers, Catenian and Friends Male Voice Choir and Vale Royal String Orchestra.

For blues fans, Tom Attah and Mat Walklate will perform at the Brook Street Club with the Gritstone Clays and Ashley Sherlock (read more, here).

Folk fans will have a musical feast at the special ‘Folk at the Theatre’ events hosted by BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe, with award-winning folk musicians playing for three nights and a closing performance by Mark himself (read more, here).


LISTEN >> Mark Radcliffe talks to Susan Hanks about his involvement in this year’s Knutsford Music Festival


Fringe folk events include a triple bill at Knutsford Market Hall and a Knutsford Trad and Folk session open to all at the Lord Eldon.

A new family event will be taking place on The Moor featuring free drop-in drumming and craft workshops alongside an acoustic stage with a special performance by Elsa from Disney’s Frozen, so bring a picnic and enjoy this family friendly event. 

Workshops will be undercover to ensure activities continue whatever the weather.

Town centre fringe venues will be hosting events throughout the festival including performances by the Liverpool three-piece Shamona at April’s Kitchen, jazz duo Modjango at Lost and Found and Glenn Sharp playing Flamenco guitar at Evuna. 

Dexter and Jones, Old Sessions House, The Botanist and Saks Hair will once again be joining the fringe venues line up with performances throughout the weekend.

For those arriving by rail from the south of Knutsford, the Mid Cheshire Line music train will be visiting the festival this year with a performance by Geoff Higginbottom and Rob Carroll on the Friday evening service from Chester, then in the Cross Keys, and also on the return service.

They will be playing six and 12 string guitars, bodhrán and mandolin as well as singing both traditional and contemporary songs.

The whole festival programme will be available online and via leaflets around the town, so you can plan a whole weekend’s worth of entertainment.

Several ticketed events at last year’s festival sold out before the weekend, so to avoid disappointment don’t delay in buying yours!

Ticketed events are on sale now at


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