Top Festivals in Cheshire for 2023

    Music Festivals, Performances, and Events

    There are many reasons to visit Cheshire, from cosy rural getaways to Michelin-starred dining. Full of quirky museums and stunning gardens, Cheshire also has the most complete city walls, the oldest racecourse, and the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, as well as a 1,000-year-old cathedral. In addition to shopping, dining, and adventures with the kids, you will find unique spots like floating pods and charming cottages when seeking holiday accommodation in Cheshire. But when it comes to reasons people like to visit Cheshire, festivals are near the top of the list. Here’s a complete guide to some of the most exciting festivals Cheshire 2023 offers.



    When? 20 – 23rd July 2023

    Where? Jodrell Bank, Cheshire

    Headliners: Pavement, Grace Jones, Roisin Murray and Leftfield

    This unique carnival of music, science and cosmic culture is held at the iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory from 20 to 23 July 2023. The Space Carnival-themed event will feature headliners like Grace Jones, Pavement, Roisin Murphy, Leftfield, Max Richter, and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Mercury prize winners Young Fathers, art rockers Django Django, feted post-punk four-piece Dry Cleaning, Malian desert blues pioneers Tinariwen and experimental rockers Black Country and New Road will also be in attendance. Annie Mac will headline a Sunday Closing Party. On the science side, you will see BBC Sky at Night’s Chris Lintott and Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Brainiac Live, and Mike Berners-Lee, a renowned climate change researcher and author of How Bad Are Bananas? which was named one of the ten recommended “best books to help you live more sustainably” by The Independent. There is so much more in store, but check out the bluedot website for more about culture, comedy, family events, and interactive entertainment.


    Rewind Festival

    When? 4th – 6th August

    Where? Capesthorne Hall in Maccleston

    Saturday Headliners: Erasure’s Andy Bell, UB40, Martin Kemp

    Sunday Headliners: Squeeze, Marc Almond, Go West, Earth Wind and Fire, and more!

    This trip to the 80s features iconic performances from musical legends like Erasure's Andy Bell, Squeeze, UB40, Martin Kemp, The South, Earth Wind and Fire, Go West, Marc Almond, and Nik Kershaw. Spend the weekend enjoying these and many other acts and themed venues, and pop-up performers in a festival atmosphere that is second to none. From the Pink Flamingo Club to the Inflatable Church to Kidzone to Bars to food, shopping, and fairground rides, there is a wealth of activities and things to explore and do. Visit the Rewind website for more information and the full list of artists and events.


    Gwen Stefani at Bolesworth Castle

    When? 28th June, 2023

    Where? Tattenhall, only 10 minutes from our Tattenhall Marina floating pods

    If you want to see Gwen Stefani, Chester is the perfect place to do it this year. The pop megastar and three-time GRAMMY Award winner will be performing in only a few venues across the UK in 2023, and on 28 June, she will go live at Bolesworth Castle in her Cheshire debut. It is the multi-talented star’s first UK tour in 16 years, and you can get more information on her website.


    Forest Live

    When? 15th – 18th June 2023

    Where? Delamere Forest

    Thursday 15th June: Madness

    Friday 16th June: Tom Grennan

    Saturday 17th June: Jack Savoretti

    Sunday 18th June: Richard Ashcroft

    Forestry England manages the Forest Live series, a run of major live music events. With spectacular forest backdrops, these concerts offer a relaxed atmosphere and the opportunity for a great night out, but that is far from their only purpose. The Forest Live series is a fundraising event. The income generated from ticket sales goes to help sustainably care for the nation’s forests so that people can enjoy their natural beauty and wildlife can thrive for many generations to come. In Cheshire, the Forest Live concerts will be held in Delamere Forest on 15-18 June. Madness, Tom Grennan, Jack Savoretti, and Richard Ashcroft will be the artists playing these shows. Find out more about the Cheshire concerts, as well as the other shows in the Forest Live series, on the website.


    Deva Fest

    When? 11th – 13th August

    Where? Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire

    Headliners: Feeder, Will Young, Fleur East, Morcheeba, 5ive, Symphonic Ibiza, Starsailor, and more!

    Everyone is welcome at the Deva Fest. Now in its third year, this event is being held at Cholmondeley Castle in 2023, from 11 to 13 August, and it offers great fun for the whole family - or whomever else you would like to bring! Groups of friends, hen parties, and newcomers to festival life can all enjoy this fantastic event. This year is expected to be bigger and better than ever, with something for everyone, including a free-to-ride fairground and more than 80 musicians and acts. Headliners include Feeder, Starsailor, Will Young, Symphonic Ibiza, 5ive, Morcheeba and Fleur East, and camping options will be available, as well as the Kidzone, Deva Comedy Club, hand-picked street food traders, art, parades, the best bars, and much more. As well as being a child-friendly and family-friendly event,, festivalgoers are welcome to bring their dogs, though dogs must be kept on leads and are not allowed into the big top for fear the loud music will damage their sensitive ears.  The festival gates open at midday each day, and the festival should end by about 11 each night. Check out the Deva Fest website for a complete list of acts and further information.


    Piña Colada Festival

    When? Confirmed for 2023

    Where? Northwich Town Centre, Cheshire

    Headliners: Max Mutant DJ, Golty, Pantsey Steel Band and Ruff Trade

    The Northwich Piña Colada Festival is an unforgettable, free event. If you associate Piña coladas with destinations more tropical than Northwich, you should know that there is an excellent reason for this town to host the festival. Northwich is the birthplace of Rupert Holmes, the writer and singer of the Piña Colada song! Of course, Mr Holmes, whose real name is David Goldstein, has done much more than write that song; he is a multi-talented singer-songwriter who has written songs and a musical, stage plays, and books. Upon discovering that his town had produced such a notable celebrity, Northwich local Tom Barrow suggested that Northwich host a Piña Colada day. So many people loved it that the Piña Colada Festival was born. The Tony Award-winning Holmes did not make it for the 2022 festival, but he did record a message that can be found on the Visit Northwich socials. What can you expect from the Piña Colada Festival? In the spirit of the Caribbean, the streets fill with entertainment! Bars, pubs, restaurants, and cafes offer cocktails and mocktails showcasing their spin on the Piña colada, and some activities include live music, old-school street games, and free candy floss and popcorn. There are also dancing parades held throughout the day and throughout the town. The music starts around 11 am and continues well after 6 pm. This year’s Piña Colada Festival will be held on 19 August, and it is shaping up to be bigger than last year’s, so visit the website to get all the information you need.


    Where Can I Stay During These Festivals?

    If you are looking for a place to stay while taking in these fantastic festivals, Together Travel has some incredible options. If you are heading to bluedot, the Rewind Festival, or the Piña Colada Festival, we can put you up at The Hayloft or The Hoglets. The Hayloft is a bijou bolt-hole for two, featuring modern amenities in a cosy, rustic setting, just two miles from Holmes Chapel and only five miles from the vibrant market town of Knutsford. The Hoglets is nearby, a contemporary barn conversion with a calm and relaxing ambience, beautifully furnished to provide all the comforts you would expect from a luxury cottage retreat. Heading to see Gwen Stefani at Bolesworth Castle? You will only be ten minutes away from our Tattenhall Marina accommodations. Here, we offer luxury floating pods on the marina, with glass fronts offering a beautiful view of Peckforton Castle. Each pod holds a contemporary double bedroom and living area with a sofa bed, bathroom, and kitchenette. In addition to providing easy access to Bolesworth Castle, Tattenhall is just a short drive from Cholmondeley Castle, the Deva Fest, and the Forest Live concerts in Delamere Forest.


    No matter the festival or event, Together Travel Co. is here to bring your holiday dreams to life whenever you are travelling in the UK. Wherever you want to visit, we have luxurious, comfortable, unique properties across the UK. Find out how we can make your trip unforgettable by contacting our expert concierge team at +44(0)1625 416430 or emailing us for more information.