Knutsford Town Council News

Music Festival Headline act announced

The headline act for the key event of Knutsford Music Festival has been announced by organisers Knutsford Town Council with Knutsfordians ‘staying out for the summer’ with a semi-acoustic set from 90s Britpop stars Dodgy.

Dodgy, who have sold over a million records worldwide and enjoyed 12 top 40 singles, will be headlining a four-act evening in St John’s Church on Saturday 24th June as part of the first ever Knutsford Music Festival.

Nigel Clark, lead singer, said “Dodgy are really excited to be playing at the Knutsford Music Festival, we want everyone to have a great time and to have a memorable weekend”

Dodgy will be supported by Adam Bradbury with his original acoustic pop and rock tracks. Adam has toured the UK extensively over the past few years including supporting Bryan Adams at two stadium shows.

London-based singer/songwrite Freja joins the bill performing her piano-led songs with enchanting melodies and storytelling charm. Freja has recently written the title song for upcoming online game Worlds Adrift.

The line-up for the evening is completed with Knutsford’s own Abigail Chetham. The 16 year old singer/songwriter, who performs regularly in Knutsford, has promised a set of her take on classics, originals and more in her acoustic/indie/folk style.

Announcing the line-up, Town Clerk Adam Keppel-Garner said, “We’re delighted to have been able to attract such a brilliant line up to our inaugural music festival, it looks set to be a fantastic evening.”

Tickets for the evening will be on sale May 8th.

Three more events are being organised by the Town Council as part of the music festival, including a classic and choral evening, a blues night and a schools concert. A range of events are also being planned by Knutsford’s businesses community, with sixteen venues already signed up to take part.

Cllr James Power, member of the working group developing the festival, said “with 16 businesses and venues already signed up for this is going to be a superb event for Knutsford showcasing some outstanding musicians.”

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