A brand-new all-British music festival is coming to Altrincham and the lineup is a pure throwback
So many names and so many memories on here.
A brand-new music festival featuring all British artists from years gone by is coming to Altrincham this year and just one glimpse at some of the names has got us feeling all full of nostalgia.
Arriving in the North West and not far from Hale this summer — so more Cheshire than Greater Manchester, in truth — the UK-lead lineup makes up The Brit Fest 2024 which is set to descend upon Ashley Hall and Showground from Friday, 5-7 July.
Along with performances by the likes of The Lottery Winners, Scouting For Girls and a DJ set from The Smiths’ Mike Joyce, the festival headliners and other artists are a real British throwback, with old favourites such as The Feeling, Bonnie Tyler, Toploader, Kim Wilde and many more.
Seriously, we’re not exaggerating; there’s Fleur East, Sonia, Hot Chocolate, T’Pau and plenty of other artists from down the years coming along for the inaugural festival and we are absolutely here for it.
Being set up by Great British Festivals company and sponsored by Altrincham-based solicitors Myerson, there’s plenty of backing behind this debut event and they’re even offering accommodation and glamping packages, as well as space for campers and vehicle spaces for caravans too.
Popular TV and Radio presenters Jenny Powell and Mike Toolan will also be hosting the live acts on the main stage at the event in July and having already been given the seal of approval by industry veteran Chris Moyles, the buzz is slowly starting to build around this celebration of British music.
Moreover, with a lineup spanning across multiple generations, The Brit Fest also promises to be super family-friendly, as well as plenty more in the cards beyond just live music around the festival village.
For instance, comedian Matt Ford’s Big Band will no doubt provide the perfect crossover and there’ll also be lots of culture, arts, fashion and even classic cars on show — and plenty of food and drink, of course.
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Adult day passes start from just £67, with junior tickets priced at just £34 and under fives going absolutely free.
However, if you fancy going along for the full weekend, you get three days of live music and entertainment for just £165 and you can even cop for VIP if you’re feeling all posh.
If The Brit Fest sounds up your street, you can grab yours HERE and, who knows, maybe you’ll see us there — most likely screaming ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ at the top of our lungs.
We won’t judge if you don’t…
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Featured Images — The Brit Fest (supplied)