The Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival returns this year, with a host of big names set to appear.
Cheshire’s hugely popular music festival is back after being canceled for two consecutive years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
And festival-goers are in for a treat, with organizers saying this year’s lineup is bigger and better than ever.
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The festival will feature four days of music from big-name artists over the Easter weekend (April 14-18), reports StokeonTrentLive.
This year’s event will see over 140 artists take to the stage, including Big Country, FM and Tony Christie.
The shows will take place in 16 pubs, restaurants and outdoor venues across Nantwich.
The festival was founded in 1996 by Phillip Martin, who sadly passed away in 2017. His daughter and son-in-law, Abbigail and Alex Ellwood, carry on his legacy and now run the event.
They and the other venues are delighted to finally be able to put the festival back on the map after two long years of uncertainty.
Abbigail said: “The past two years have been a very difficult time for the hospitality industry and Nantwich itself has been unable to move forward with the festival and other events.
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“I am delighted that the Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival is the first event to return to the city and, after many discussions with the bands who were due to perform two years ago, we were able to retain Big Country, FM and Sari Schorr headlining.
“We really hope that the people of Nantwich and our loyal festival goers will support the event this year as we get back on our feet and bring back much needed revenue to local venues so they can begin to rebuild their businesses safely.”
How much do Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival tickets cost?
The wristbands are currently on sale for £9. Wristbands allow one person entry for the entire weekend to all venues of the “Around the Town” festival.
Cost of headliner tickets:
- April 14 – Big Country – £22.95
- April 15 – King King – £28
- April 15 – Rebecca Downes – £28
- April 15 – Sari Schorr – £12.95
- April 16 – Tony Christie – £26
- April 17 – FM – £20
- April 18 – Oasish – £12.50
- April 18 – Clearwater Creedence Revival – £22
- April 18 – Miguel Mountalban – £22
Festival wristbands are expected to sell out again this year.
The Early Bird ticket price is £9 and will go on sale this month.
Where is the Nantwich Jazz and Blues Festival held?
- The Cheshire Cat
- Bistro Bar Bench
- The crown hotel
- The bank scene
- The studio
- The Talbot
- The town house
- Nantwich Museum
- Nantwich Methodist Church
- The bowling green
- The red cow
- The Malbank
A wristband allows one person entry for the whole weekend to all of the festival’s “Around the Town” venues.
Louise Bastow, of The Cheshire Cat and Loco, said: “We are delighted to be taking part again in this year’s Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival.
“Over the Easter weekend we have 29 live shows from Thursday to Monday at the Cheshire Cat and Loco. We, along with other hospitality venues in Nantwich, have missed the last two years of the festival and really hope the fantastic live music will provide a much needed boost to the city.
“The festival is such a vibrant weekend of live music and we have some amazing talent. We want to make this the best jazz festival yet for all to enjoy after a tough few years for local businesses.”
Tickets for the headliners are now on sale on the festival website.