A mini-guide to summer music festivals in Cheshire

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Enjoy the sunshine with a backdrop of live music - here are some of the best local music festivals taking place this summer

Wirral Folk Festival Annual festival of folk and acoustic music, dance, poetry and storytelling, there is also a campsite on the grounds that caters for tents, caravans and motorhomes. Dates: 4th - 7th Jun 2015 Price: £79 all weekend tickets £35 daily Location: Whitby Sports & Social Club, Ellesmere Port www.wirralfolkonthecoast.com

Parklife Weekender Parklife has quickly grown to be the leading festival in Manchester. From the organizers of the Warehouse project, expect a weekend filled with good music. Dates: 6th - 7th Jun 2015 Price: Tickets for adults (without camping) from £89.50 Location: Manchester, United Kingdom www.parklife.uk.com

Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival A fabulous weekend of folk and roots music with up to 15 venues hosting music and dance. On the canalside and in the town centre, artists from around the UK will perform to visitors each day. Dates: 19th - 21st June 2015 Price: Free Location: Middlewich www.midfest.org.uk

Headlander Festival Nicknamed the ‘mini Glastonbury of the north’, you can expect folk, ska, jazz, bluegrass and world music at this year’s Headlander Festival. Dates: 20th - 21st Jun 2015 Price: From £25 (adults) Location: Stockport RUFC, Bramhall, Stockport www.headlanderfestival.co.uk

Forest Live at Delamere Forest Each year Forest Live hosts a series of special concerts in some of the most fabulous forests in the UK. Paloma Faith, Tom Odell and James are some of the headlining acts at Forest Live and Delamere Forest this year. Dates: 3rd - 5th Jul 2015 Price: Price Varies Location: Delamere Forest, Northwich www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/INFD-7NPLHG

Blackthorn Music Festival A celebration of city culture and rural produce, Blackthorn Music Festival, is known for promoting young talent all over the country. Known as one of Manchester’s first festival with camping availability, Blackthorn is sure to be a success this year. Dates: 24th - 26th Jul 2015 Price: Tickets for adults (without camping) from £45.00 Location: Whitebottom Farm, Etherow Country Park, Stockport www.blackthornmusicfestival.co.uk

Rewind Festival North Discover glamping at Rewind Festival this year; add a sense of luxury to the festival experience with pre pitched tents and other luxury amenities offered by Pink Moon Camping. Glamping is not the only attraction at this festival; enjoy the throwback sounds of the 90’s and early noughties with Rewind’s all-star line up. Dates: 7th - 9th Aug 2015 Price: Early Bird tickets for adults (with camping) from £110.00 Location: Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield www.rewindfestival.com

Just So Festival A festival made for the family, ‘Just So’ focuses on festival goers (or explorers), sit around a campfire telling your favourite stories or explore the forest campsite, there is something for everyone. Visit the Spellbound Forest, the high seas or be away with the fairies, the magic here is spellbinding. Dates: 21st - 23rd Aug 2015 Price: Tickets for adults (with camping) from £110.00 Location: Rode Hall Estate, Scholar Green www.justsofestival.org.uk

The Congleton Jazz & Blues Festival A full weekend of jazz and blues music with more than 40 performances from an eclectic mix of artists at various venues across the town. Dates: 28th - 30th August 2015 Price: Free Location: Congleton www.congletonjazzandblues.co.uk

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