MUSIC filled the town at the weekend as dozens of performers provided top quality entertainment in the third annual Knutsford Music Festival.
The festival was organised by Knutsford Town Council, and has been hailed a great success by residents and visitors alike.
Music on the Moor on Saturday afternoon was particularly popular as families enjoyed live music from acts including Modjango, Gigi and Sam Lyon, African drumming workshops with Drumroots and making musical instruments with Kate’s Craft Parties.
Deputy town clerk Lisa Benskin, who was responsible for the festival delivery 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 this month.
“We have received many messages saying how lovely it was to see the Moor so busy, and how similar events should be put on more often.”
With events featuring blues, folk, alternative and classical across the weekend, there was something for everyone.
Folk at the Theatre curated by Mark Radcliffe was very popular, and boasted high calibre, well-known folk artists such as John Smith, fresh from his American tour.
The festival featured 44 acts in 20 venues over four days, and organisers thanked those who made the event possible.
Knutsford Town Mayor and lead member of the festival working group, Cllr Andrew Malloy, said: “I am delighted with the success of this year’s festival.
“It was helped by the good weather, but would not have been possible without the hard work of council officers, volunteers from Knutsford Hosts and the support of the people and businesses of Knutsford and surrounding areas.
“All the performers I was able to get to see were amazing, and 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 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 events, said: “The 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 undertaking a review of the festival to improve it for next year, and if you have any feedback you would like to offer or suggestions for 2020 email firstname.lastname@example.org