All roads lead to Manchester Rugby Club for the Early May Bank Holiday weekend.


Thursday 7th May – 5pm to 11pm

Festival Launch Night with Bongo’s Bingo in the Big Top Tent in aid of Help For Heroes. Sold out show and sure to go off with a bang!

Friday 8th May - 12pm to 11pm

Best of British for the Bank Holiday, celebrating 75 years since VE Day with a showcase of the best industry-leading tributes to our Great British icons of music.

To open, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Dr Robina Shah MBE will cut a ribbon at 11:45 alongside 100 cadets from 3 Company, Greater Manchester Army Cadet Force with a site parade, speeches and performances by Hazel Grove Brass Band & Vintage Close Harmony Trio in homage to the occasion.

By day, the usual Cheshire Fest array of gorgeous food, drink and entertainment – with a jam-packed Main Stage programme and plenty on offer for little ones too. By night, the site comes to life and the party starts up in The Big Top Tent with UK dance music legends and DJs playing through until close.

Saturday 9th May – 12pm to 11pm

We celebrate with ‘Decades of Dancing’ recreating stand-out moments for the huge festival acts taking to the Main Stage by day, while local heroes pay homage to the 90’s Madchester movement with DJ sets by night.

Sunday 10th May – 12pm to 8pm

An entirely new addition this time around, gifted to the local community as free entry, runs from 12pm to 8pm, with all the best of our usual offer across a shorter afternoon - also welcoming the debut of a special event partner, Paws & Play. Hold on for info. We’re calling it Family Day!

Please be aware that our Two-Day tickets gain entry to the main festival days which are Friday & Saturday. For entry to Sunday, this is a stand-alone ticket with separate pre-registration.

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