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Middlewich Town Council’s FAB Festival is one of the most popular events on the Middlewich social calendar and this year’s event from 13 to 16 June 2019 is expected to attract over 25,000 visitors including music lovers from across the country.

On Friday night the Main Stage ticketed concert will have a quadruple bill including chart-topping “Dancing In The Moonlight” band Toploader, singer-songwriter Emma Stevens, Macclesfield-based rock duo The Virginmarys and local band The Peacocks.

On Saturday night the main stage concert is FREE, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to offer something special with 70s pop legends Showaddywaddy promising great fun. There is also a Ticketed concert on the Saturday night in the Town Hall Function Suite with Aardvark Ceilidh Band.

Sunday’s main stage line-up includes electro swing band Electric Swing Circus, who sell out venues up and down the country, supported by an eclectic treat of music-makers from Africa, Russia, and Wigan.

The festival will also feature a host of entertainment at official fringe venues in and around Middlewich including The Big Lock, Boars Head Hotel, Cheshire Cheese, The Kinderton, The Kings Lock, The Narrowboat, Newton Brewery Inn and The White Bear.

Celebrating Middlewich’s canal heritage and natural assets, the floating market will be back in full force this year after the repair works to the Shropshire Union Canal.  Stretching from Town Bridge to The Big Lock the market is a real spectacle in itself with brightly-coloured boats selling everything from cakes and crafts to ironwork and paintings.

                 Photo Credit: Bare Bones Marketing
                 Photo Credit: Nigel Player Photography

We need you!

We welcome feedback about previous years’ festivals so please email Dave Thompson if there`s an artist or band you would like to see at FAB in future! 

FAB Volunteers it’s never too soon to ask! We say it year after year, and we mean it, we could not do it without you! If you would like to help us at the festival please get in touch.  

 Morris Dancers we want YOU! We`ve had fewer teams taking part in our festival recently. Please get in touch with Dave if you would like to join us.

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