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27 January, 2020


Plans unveiled for Middlewich FAB Festival 2019


Plans are in full swing for Middlewich FAB Festival 2019, and organisers are already promising it will be ‘the best yet!’

Middlewich Town Council is organising the festival again this year, which takes place 13th-16th June.

Middlewich FAB Festival has become the most popular event on the town’s social calendar, attracting music-lovers from across the country.

This year’s headliners are ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ band Toploader and 70s pop legends Showaddywaddy.

Also set to wow the crowds is acclaimed singer-songwriter Emma Stevens, electro swing band Electric Swing Circus and Macclesfield-based rock duo The Virginmarys.



Once again, the festival will feature a host of entertainment at fringe venues in and around Middlewich.

Early bird tickets will be on sale soon for the headline concert on Friday night, and new this year is a special discounted ticket price for Middlewich residents.

Middlewich Town Council events manager Dave Thompson told us: “This will be our 29th festival and every year we aim to build on the success of the last event.

“This year the main stage will feature more folk / less rock, in an effort to get back to our roots as a folk and boat festival.

“However we couldn’t resist the opportunity to offer something special on the Saturday night – Showaddywaddy, a household name and great fun.”



Organisers say plans are progressing well for another massive crowd-pleasing schedule to put Middlewich on the map.

Dave added: “Another feature of the festival is the floating market with brightly-coloured boats selling everything from cakes and crafts to ironwork and paintings.

“They stretch from Town Bridge to the Big Lock – a real spectacle in itself.

“They will be back in full force this year after the repair works to the Shropshire Union, really helping to celebrate Middlewich’s canal heritage and natural assets.”



FAB Fringe venues confirmed so far include: The Big Lock, Boars Head Hotel, Cheshire Cheese, The Kinderton, The Kings Lock, The Narrowboat, Newton Brewery Inn, The White Bear