A mini guide to music festivals in Cheshire

Rewind North Festival

Rewind North Festival - Credit: Archant

Not sure where to go this year for the best festival experience? We’ve got it covered in our mini guide to music festivals for 2017.

May 26 - 29

Chester Folk Festival

Chester Folk Festival in held in the village of Kelsall and you can expect great live folk music, workshops, singarounds, session displays, craft fair and so much more family friendly entertainment. www.chesterfolk.org.uk

June 1 - 4

Wirral Folk Festival

The 13th annual festival will feature great folk & acoustic music, dance, poetry and much more. There will also be delicious food and of course some real ale on offer. www.wirralfolkonthecoast.com

June 10 – 11


Manchester’s Parklife Festival has become a staple event of the dance music calendar and 2017 promises to be bigger and better than ever. www.parklife.uk.com

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June 16 – 18

Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival

This year, Middlewich Folk & Boat Festival will be celebrating 27 years of the spectacular event with a fabulous weekend full of folk and roots music. www.midfest.org.uk

Jun 30 – July 2

Forest Live at Delamere Forest

This open air music festival is set in the stunning Delamere Forest and has a star studded line up every year. www.forestry.gov.uk

July 7 – 9

Frodsham Festival

The Frodsham Festival is a highlight of the town’s social calendar and every year is a weekend full of great live music and some delicious festival food and drink to tantalise your taste buds.


July 21 – 23

Blackthorn Music Festival

Set in between Stockport and Manchester city centre, Blackthorn Music Festival is a celebration of the cities music, culture and rural produce. www.blackthornmusicfestival.co.uk

August 4 – 6

Rewind North

If you are a lover of the 80’s then Rewind North Festival is the summer event for you as it is a weekend packed full of great throwback music and family fun. www.rewindfestival.com

August 24 – 27


Creamfields is on of the UK’s largest dance festivals and features a line up of some of the biggest DJ’s and dance acts in the world. www.creamfields.com

September 1 – 2

Classic Ibiza and The Great British Prom

Bolesworth Castle in Cheshire will be hosting two not-to-be-missed nights of live classical music next summer that cater for very different tastes as Classic Ibiza and The Great British Prom team up.