Back in action and bigger than ever for 2020, the Cheshire Fest Main Stage features a host of amazing entertainment across the Early May Bank Holiday Weekend. Dazzling light shows, concert standard sound systems and loads of hands in the air moments! Whether you're chilled and relaxed on the grass in the sunshine during the day, or going for it down the front at night - this is the centrepoint for our music programme and certainly won't be missed. Bank Holiday Friday 8th May promises to get us going with the ''Best of British line-up showcasing some of the best, industry-leading tributes to our wonderful Great British icons. Saturday 9th May celebrates 'Decades of Dancing' and recreates some stand out moments for the huge festival acts on the bill - legends of music, family favourites and the odd guilty pleasure! Check out the full list of what's in store...
FRIDAY 8th MAY
Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band
Some tribute artists look like their idol, some sound like their idol. Paul Bacon as Sir Elton John does both! Close your eyes and you won’t believe your ears, open your eyes and you won’t believe them either! You simply won’t find a closer tribute to Sir Elton John.
Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band are much in demand at festivals and theatres throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. They are certainly one of the top tribute acts working on the circuit today and are a three times winner of the prestigious National Tribute Awards, run by the influential ‘The Agents Association’ of Great Britain.
After seeing the Courteeners smash T in the park, Reading and the 2016 support slot the Stone Roses the lads couldn’t believe that there wasn’t a tribute to this amazing band. They decided to do something about it.
Featuring songs from all five albums enjoy the massive anthems of Courteeners with tracks such as The Opener and Are You In Love With A Notion. Re-live the first album with Bide Your Time and Fallowfield Hillbilly and go crazy to crowd favourites like Not Nineteen Forever and What Took You So Long.
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Carpets
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Carpets are the biggest Noel Gallagher tribute band in the world today, with over 10k followers on Facebook alone.
In just 4 years the band have gone from playing small pubs and bars, to playing sell out shows across the UK, most recently (Oct 2019) playing to over 5000 people at Madchester Tribute Festival, an event the band have played on 4 occasions. They have performed and headlined several festivals all over the UK and are the only Noel Gallagher Tribute show to have ever performed outside of the UK, having played in The Republic of Ireland on no fewer than 5 occasions.
Tony Lewis Robbie Williams
For the past decade Tony has been wowing audiences worldwide with his amazing portrayal of Britain's Greatest Entertainer, Robbie Williams! After making his debut in Trevor Chance's 'Legends,' Tony has gone on to perform across the globe, leaving audiences constantly gagging for more! He turns heads wherever he goes leaving onlookers asking, '"Is it or isn't it?"
Tony's show covers all the greatest hits, with a few special surprises, capturing the true spirit of everything Robbie! The look's, the moves, the voice, the ego!!
The Cavern Beatles
The Cavern Beatles are Liverpool based Tribute Band. Licensed and endorsed by The Cavern Club, Liverpool - "The Most Famous Club in the world" The "Cavern" logo is a registered trademark. In February 1961 The Beatles made the first of their 292 appearances at the now legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool. 50 years on, The Cavern Beatles have a new cast bringing to the stage the music that has influenced three generations. The Cavern Beatles' attention to detail and accuracy produces a fully authentic representation of the hits and album tracks we know and love, played on genuine 1960s instruments just to add even more realism.
Hometown Glory- Tribute to Adele
Adele Tribute Hometown Glory' is the ultimate tribute to the world famous and much-loved soul singer Adele. The show which has been performing since 2011 has taken the entertainment industry by storm, recognised as the UK's number 1 choice when it comes to an Adele tribute act.
Performing in Countries around the World including Dubai, Netherlands, Greece, Tenerife, Egypt, Turkey, Malta, Cyprus, Portugal and Germany plus a nationwide tour in the UK, 'Hometown Glory' Adele Tribute by Natalie Anne leaves audiences spellbound with her rich and soulful voice, replica costumes, and a natural likeness that will leave you wondering if you've seen the real thing!
These are a vintage style vocal trio who bring glamour and perfect harmony to our VE Day celebrations Their experience ranges from performing in West End musicals, providing jingles for Jazz FM and singing live on BBC Radio. Their musical style is influenced by The Boswell and Andrews Sisters including 1920/30s Jazz, 40s wartime favourites, 50s Swing, 60s Motown and the occasional modern pop song. Sets to suit any occasion and guarantee a good toe-tapping time is had by all.
Hazel Grove Brass Band
Hazel Grove Brass Band was originally formed in 1850 and for 100 years was an active part of village life, playing at all the anniversaries during the reign of Queen Victoria. A tradition was established, with the band playing every Christmas Day at the local Liberal Club for over 100 years.
On the contest scene the Band has had many successes, winning six consecutive first prizes during 1997 and 1998. In September 2010, after qualifying for the National Finals by winning the North West Regional Contest in Blackpool, the band’s hard work and commitment was rewarded when they were crowned 4th Section National Champions of Great Britain at the National Finals at Harrogate International Centre.
SATURDAY 9th MAY
Boyzlife brings together members of two of the biggest boybands in history, Boyzone and Westlife, to perform a whole host of their biggest chart hits.
Brian McFadden enjoyed 12 UK and Ireland number ones as a member of Westlife, including a record breaking seven top spots in a row. The band also boast four number 1 albums and over 30 million record sales in total. Since Westlife, Brian has enjoyed international solo success, including a UK number 1 with ‘Real to Me’. The unmissable Boyzlife show has already been performed for over 20,000 adoring fans since the pair came together in 2016. With two completely sold out tours under their belts in partnership with Hilton Hotels, as well as their unforgettable 2017 December Christmas Tour, this is a night out that is certainly not to be missed.
Johnny2Bad (J2B) are an 8 piece band from Birmingham, UK, who performs the music of UK Reggae legends UB40, presenting their spectacular high energy live shows with a Unique twist, doing all the Hits and Classics, including: Here I Am, Homely Girl, Happens Again, Kingston Town, Baby Come Back, Can't Help Falling in Love, Red Red Wine, Cherry oh Baby, One in Ten, Food for Thought, and more to audiences in both the UK and Europe (with the Brass section and lead vocalist going out into the audience) which really get the audience up dancing and singing from start to finish. J2B really brings the show to life, and puts the ‘Wow Factor’ into our performances with our high energy wherever we go.
U2UK have won the hearts of U2 fans all over by performing in Europe and beyond, including U2's after show party at the Heineken Stadium for two consecutive nights on the Dutch leg of the Vertigo Tour.
Over their sixteen year history, they have played to audiences all over the world, from Jersey, Beirut, Romania, Portugal, Spain, Malta, Azores, Ireland, Cyprus, Sweden, Holland, Belgium and of course all over the UK, and to crowds from as intimate as one hundred to over ten thousand; it’s easy to see why U2UK are Europe’s Premiere U2 Tribute Show.
Victoria Cluskey has been performing as Maybe Gaga since 2010, travelling worldwide…. from Russia (numerous times) to Greece, Italy, France, Spain (to name a few) plus.. ALL OVER the UK. She’s so convincing that many times people have asked whether she was miming!!!The show is as bold and outrageous as the real Lady Gaga’s, and comes in various formats. Taking songs from all her albums and films!!
COMPLETELY LIVE VOCALS…. with stunning choreography and handmade exact replica costumes. Also available as a ‘lookalike’ for walkabouts or just to add a bit of ‘Gaga Monster Madness’ to your party….even stage a publicity stunt (check out what she got up to in Belfast!)
All eras of Taylor Swift’s music are covered by Katy Ellis, thus including the development of music genres and vocal evolution in particular. Beginning at Taylor Swift’s early country twang, to her current pop music influenced voice, this Taylor Swift Tribute has a keen eye for detail that is second to none.
With the finest collection of replica costumes from all of Taylor Swifts Tours, the addition of both fantastic lighting and sound equipment, this show is the ultimate Taylor Swift Tribute. Ms. Ellis has performed her tribute of Taylor Swift around the world, with the show continuing to grow and grow with success.
The Black eyed Teaz are the Worlds number 1 tribute to the Worlds number 1 band. Formed in 2010 these the Teaz have been on a rollercoaster journey that has seen them perform all over Europe and the UK. The Black Eyed Peas have had countless hits from the early pop/hip-hop of WHERE IS THE LOVE? to the ELECTRO rhythms of DON’t STOP THE PARTY & I GOTTA FEELIN with the latter being the most downloaded song of all time and a guaranteed floor-filler at any event.
The Peas are as popular as they have ever been and WILL.I.AM’s profile has also soared thanks to his recent stint on popular TV show, THE VOICE.
Established now for over ten years, Planet Abba continues to be the UK's leading Abba tribute band. Their professionally choreographed stage show, with many costume changes, faithfully encapsulates the sights and sounds of this legendary Swedish band and their endless stream of unforgettable hits.
Planet Abba is the official holograms of ABBA WORLD, which premiered in Earls Court London, before touring across the world. This internationally acclaimed band has performed worldwide, including Jagger club in St. Petersberg - Russia, where they had the pleasure of performing alongside Joe Lynn Turner - lead singer from Rainbow and Deep Purple.
Do Your Thing community choir was once described by well loved comedian Jimmy Cricket as “needing to be available on prescription” and by Choral Director and vocal coach to the stars, Mark De-Lisser as “the choir with so much heart”. Set up by Musical Director, Liz Taylor in 2011, Do Your Thing (DYT) has gone on to perform at a wide variety of events over the years. These include guest performances at several theatres in the North West such as The Palace, The Plaza, The Royal Exchange and The Waterside Theatre, supporting acts on their tours including Brit Award winners, Blake, at The Stockport Plaza, and X-Factor finalists, G4, with performances in theatres in the North West including Warrington’s Parr Hall as well as live performances both on radio and TV.