Music lovers of Cheshire rejoice – there's a little something for everyone's tastes in the county this summer. Whether you favour legendary popstars or intergalactic rockstars – Cheshire will play host to the best of all musical genres over the next few months. Here's all you need to know about the most exciting upcoming concerts and festivals happening in the county this summer: Bluedot Festival Held in the grounds of Jodrell Bank, under the famous giant Lovell telescope, Bluedot is an annual festival dedicated to music, science and technology, featuring an exciting range of bands, films, talks and wacky installations over four days. And a stunningly eclectic line-up has been revealed for this year, headlined by '90s electronic duo The Chemical Brothers and American rock bands The Flaming Lips and Future Islands. There will also be performances from '80s electro-king Gary Numan, Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor and Blue Planet in Concert with The Halle at the three-day festival … [Read more...] about We CAN’T WAIT for these summer gigs and festivals coming to Cheshire
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PICTURES of the two revellers who died at rival festivals after reportedly taking drugs over the Bank Holiday weekend have emerged.Lewis Haunch, 17, was pronounced dead in hospital after collapsing at Leeds Festival on Saturday, while Joe Sheppard, 26, died at Creamfields Festival on Friday.One reveller at the Leeds Festival, headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers, believed she saw Lewis, from Leigh, Greater Manchester, after he collapsed.Hayley Briggs said: “He was ashen, head-to-toe grey, totally not with it.“He was being cradled by a first-aider and looked to be in and out of consciousness.”Tributes have been paid to the teenager who a cousin described as "one of the most harmless, nicest lads I know".Two 17-year-olds were later held in Greater Manchester on suspicion of drug offences. At Creamfields Festival 26-year-old Joe died after suffering breathing difficulties on Friday night.Paramedics were called to the Cheshire festival but were unable to save the … [Read more...] about First pictures of Leeds and Creamfields revellers ‘killed by drugs’ in double Bank Holiday festival tragedy
Where will you be you taking your wellies this summer? Reading or Leeds, Isle of Wight, or Bestival? If you're plotting and planning to see your favourite musicians at some of the biggest festivals across the UK, we have all the latest line-up announcements, ticketing information and top tips as we countdown to the hottest festivals of the summer. If you're trying to stay out of the red you might want to check out the best budget festivals of the summer too. Or make it a family affair with these family-friendly festivals that everyone will love no matter their age. Barclaycard British Summer Time Since 2003 the huge urban festival, based in London's iconic Hyde Park, has hosted some of the biggest names in the world of music. So far confirmed headliners for 2017 include Bruno Mars and Roger Walters. Where: Hyde Park, London When: July 2018 - so far 6th and 14th confirmed dates Tickets: Amazon Tickets , Ticketmaster , viagogo , GetMeIn , StubHub Headline acts: Bruno Mars, Roger … [Read more...] about UK music festival guide 2018: Where to get tickets to Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Lovebox and more
Festival season is fast approaching and tickets are already being sold for some of the region's most loved shows. We've put together a handy guide to some of the best festivals taking place in and around the North West in 2018 to help you plan your summer entertainment. BLACKPOOL AND FYLDE Rebellion Festival 2018 - 2 - 5 August Over 4 days every August in Blackpool, the very best in Punk gather for the social event of the year. Many treat it as a main holiday and come every year so there is a very familiar feel to the weekend and it’s like one big family – all 4,000! For more info see here Lytham Festival 2018 – 18 - 22 July Lytham Festival has fast become Lancashire’s Largest and best Loved Live Music Festival, attracting people in their thousands from all over the UK to enjoy awesome nights of Live Music & Arts by the Seaside. For more info see here Live wire Festival – 24 - 26 August - Tower Headland Arena Last year's Live … [Read more...] about Where and when can I go to a music festival in and around the North West?
MORE than 100 movies, including numerous UK and world premieres, will be showcased over four days for Manchester Film Festival. The event will include films by the likes of Sean Penn, Jodie Foster, Nicholas Cage, Billy Bob Thornton, Pierce Brosnan and Kevin Smith as well as the last movie from the late John Hurt called Damascus Cover. Manchester Film Festival will be held at Odeon Great Northern from March 1 to 4 but there will also be an advance screening of Slamdance founder Dan Mirvish’s Bernard and Huey followed by a Q&A at Home cinema and arts centre on February 26. Among the highlights is the international premiere of female-led western Painted Woman on March 1. The closing film on March 4 will be the UK premiere of hard hitting arthouse film Nona, starring Kate Bosworth, who will also be attending the screening. The festival also has categories for the likes of short films, music videos and student films while experimental movies will be playing at the Saul Hey … [Read more...] about Film festival to feature John Hurt’s last role
WALTON Hall and Gardens has announced more than 70 hot food and drink traders will be joining its biggest food festival weekend. Taking place over the Easter school holiday weekend of April 14 and 15, there will be stalls selling all types of hot food, from Thai to traditional hog roast. The gardens will host live music on the bandstand, with the petting zoo, kids corner and crazy golf open as usual. The family-friendly festival, last held in 2013, will also hold events in the newly renovated Riding School - a multi-use space developed from the old stables and equestrian facilities at Walton Hall - as well as on the main lawns, bandstand and around the park. Gavin Gibbons, event manager at Walton Hall and Gardens said: "We are really pleased to have the food festival back, it was always popular, and we hope with the new riding school people will get to see more of the lovely park and buildings here at Walton." The event will be free and suitable for all ages. For more … [Read more...] about Thai and hog roasts on menu at new free food festival