Third Music Festival hailed a success

Knutsford was alive with the sound of music this weekend as the Music Festival took place across the Town. The third annual Festival, organised by Knutsford Town Council, has been hailed a success as residents and visitors alike enjoyed a wide range of musical entertainment in venues across the Town.

Music on the Moor on Saturday afternoon proved particularly popular as families enjoyed live music from acts including Modjango, Gigi and Sam Lyon, African drumming workshops with Drumroots and making their own musical instruments with Kate’s Craft Parties!

Deputy Town Clerk, Lisa Benskin said “it was brilliant to see so many people enjoying this community event and we were very relieved to see the sunshine arrive in time after a lot of rain so far this month! We have received many messages saying how lovely it was to see the Moor so busy and how similar events should be done more often!”

With events featuring Blues, Folk, Alternative and Classical across the weekend, there really was something for everyone.  The Folk at the Theatre event curated by Mark Radcliffe was very popular with an extremely high calibre of well know Folk artists, such as John Smith, fresh from his American tour.

The festival featured 44 acts across 20 venues across four days and organisers were quick to thank those that made the event possible. Knutsford Town Mayor and Lead Member of the Music Festival working Group Cllr Andrew Malloy said “I am delighted with the success of this year’s Knutsford Music Festival, helped by the good weather, but not possible without the hard work of Council Officers, volunteers from Knutsford Hosts, and the support of the good people and businesses of Knutsford and surrounding areas. All the performers I was able to get to see were amazing, I can’t wait to see what 2020 has to offer.”

Lisa added, “without the support of our sponsors Bella Design and Marketing, Wine and Wallop, Glaisyers and Dexter and Jones alongside the venue hosts and businesses taking part in the fringe events, and of course those who bought tickets and came out to support the event, the festival would not be possible, so a huge thank you!”

Cllr James Power, Deputy Chairman of the Events Committee added “The Knutsford music festival shows the very best of this great town. From drumming workshops and performances on the Moor to the superb folk nights with the brilliant Mark Radcliffe to sublime classical music. We have seen so many talented musicians and it’s inspiring to see new artists making their debuts here. This festival was a huge success – a massive thank you to everyone involved.”

Organisers are now undertaking a review of the festival in order to improve it for 2020, if you have any feedback you would like to provide or suggestions to make for 2020 please email lisa.benskin@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

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