Saturday 4th June
1pm to 11pm
Introducing our most exciting edition yet! Assemble your friends, family and party partners for a day of amazing live music, food, drink and summertime vibes in the luscious rural surroundings of The Lambing Shed, Knutsford.
As you wander into the rolling green fields, our giant Big Top Tent will stand proud, inviting you to take a step inside to experience a host of brilliant acts that soundtrack the afternoon with outstanding audio/visual on-stage production. Leading the charge, legendary Liverpool band and cult heroes, The Zutons headline during early-evening – capping off a run of UK shows which coincide with the 15th anniversary of their seminal album ‘Who Killed The Zutons’.The album, which spawned the hit singles ‘Pressure Point’, ‘Remember Me’, ‘Confusion’ and ‘You Will You Won’t’, was first released in 2004 to critical acclaim, a Mercury Prize nomination, and went on to sell over 600,000 copies (Double Platinum) in the UK alone.
The band recorded a further two albums, ‘Tired of Hanging Around’ (including their song ‘Valerie’, which has become one of the biggest songs of this millennium) and their last album ‘You Can Do Anything’ in 2008, alongside new works in the making with their fourth studio album, that’s being produced by none other than Nile Rogers.
Further special guests for the afternoon programme are to be announced soon!
As evening descends, a duo of DJ sets from two local legends will get the crowd moving in the Big Top – with Hooky (Peter Hook) of New Order, Joy Division, The Light and Hacienda Club; playing along with Clint Boon of 90’s big-hitting band Inspiral Carpets, Radio X and BBC Manchester. As the party starts, you’ll witness 90’s house music queens Angie Brown and Rozalla performing live on stage, before the phenomenal trio K-Klass headline with a closing set of pumping hits to see out your Saturday night on a high.
In true Cheshire Fest style there’s a super-selection of festival bars to help quench your thirst – from the expert Keg Man team in our Cheshire Fest Pub pouring the very best, ice-cold, crisp craft beers from across the UK; to the chic surroundings of the JJ Whitley Neil Gin Bar.
Explore a cosy, boutique festival disco from Cheshire Tipi Company – where you can snap up premium cocktails, prosecco and champagnes with a delectable selection of Soul, Funk, Soulful House and Grooves across day and night from a weekend takeover by LDF DJs and friends (Liverpool Disco Festival).
PLUS! Street Food Village – Artisan Market – Kids Entertainment – Fun Fair & much more!