The Brit Fest Press Release: An unforgettable weekend

The Brit Fest Press Release: An unforgettable weekend

The Brit Fest is celebrating a smash-hit weekend with 15,000 festivalgoers turning up to party at the North-West’s inaugural new summer event. The ground-breaking three-day festival took place at the Ashley Hall Showground at Altrincham from 5-7 July. Due to its success, dates have been confirmed for 2025.

Festival fun included a packed programme of performances from some of the biggest and best British music acts, along with rising stars and regional talent, plus a wealth of attractions and entertainment across its 100-acre site.

The main stage – energised by radio duo Jenny Powell and Mike Toolan – was headlined by Scouting for Girls on the opening night, Bonnie Tyler on Saturday evening, and Heather Small bringing the party to a thrilling close on Sunday.

The line-up also included a host of big names from the music world including a roster of 80s superstars including T’Pau, Nik Kershaw, Kim Wilde, Paul Young, Sonia, Deniece Pearson and Owen Paul along with appearances from artists like The Real Thing, Cast, Dodgy, The Feeling, Fleur East, Hot Chocolate, Starsailor and Reef.

There was also a full programme of bands, choirs, DJs, solo acts, cover outfits, authors, wellness experts and motivational speakers on the site’s ABC+ Warranty Stage. Away from the music stages, The Brit Fest featured a myriad of food and drink options, artisan shopping experiences and non-stop entertainment right across its festival site delivering family-friendly fun as well as the ‘Mindful Meadow’ for those who wanted to take time out to relax.

The Brit Fest was organised by Olivier nominated brothers Anthony and Edward Prophet with the aim of celebrating the best of British music, food, drink and culture.

Organiser Anthony Prophet: “An absolutely brilliant festival weekend, with a fantastic atmosphere in the showground, and we were particularly struck by the sense of unity and community among the crowds enjoying themselves right across the whole site. Staging a celebration like The Brit Fest – bringing a festival to our community of Altrincham and creating lifetime memories – has been something we’ve wanted to do for a long time. And we were proud to be able to offer such a strong programme for our inaugural event. It’s also a great base from which to plan our future festivals – I am pleased to announce that The Brit Fest will return in 2025!”

Feedback on social media indicates that attendees appreciated and made the most of the efforts:

Bill Elms: “A huge achievement by the organisers, especially as it’s their first festival.”

Lyndsey Holden:: “Brit Fest was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere, range of activities and fantastic entertainment made for an unforgettable experience. Celebrating British culture beautifully. The organisers did a phenomenal job, and the event was seamless from start to finish. Highly recommended to anyone.”

Judie Tingle added: “Absolutely fantastic! I loved it! Happy and perfect atmosphere, everyone happy – no trouble. Very friendly vibe.”

The Brit Fest was sponsored by award-winning, Top 200 UK law firm Myerson, and Partners. Festival Partners were ABC+ Warranty, Delta Hotels, Camden Town Brewery, Ashley Hall Showground, Go Goodwins, LWC and Marlish.

The Brit Fest 2024 Bands & Performers Sunday Photos

The Brit Fest 2024 Bands & Performers Sunday Photos

On Sunday 7th July in action on stage were Heather Small, Fleur East, Tunde Baiyewu, Toploader, The Bluetones, The Christians, The South, Cassidy Janson, Matt Ford’s Big Band and Neeve Zahra

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The Brit Fest 2024 Bands & Performers Saturday Photos

The Brit Fest 2024 Bands & Performers Saturday Photos

On stage Saturday 6th July were Bonnie Tyler, Kim Wilde, Nik Kershaw, Deniece Pearson, Real Thing, Paul Young, Sonia, T’Pau, Owen Paul and Hot Chocolate take to the stage.

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The Brit Fest 2024 Fans Saturday Photos

The Brit Fest 2024 Fans Saturday Photos

Without you, yes you the Fans TheBritFest would not be getting such rave reviews. Everyone that was there on the day, the volunteers, the vendors, the artists, the organisers, the VIPs and Celebs, the sponsors and most of all the fans made a difference. As a Big Thank You!

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The Brit Fest 2024 Bands & Performers Friday Photos

The Brit Fest 2024 Bands & Performers Friday Photos

2024 boasted an exceptional line-up of legendary bands and performers as well as some hot newcomers over the three days at the Ashley Hall Showground. An estimated 15,000 music fans travelled to Altrincham to dance, sing and have a good time. Standing ovation for everyone who made a noise on Friday!

TheBritFest kicked off on Friday 5th July, in action on stage were Scouting for Girls, Cast, The Feeling, Starsailor, Lottery Winners, Reef, Dodgy, Chris Helme and Mike Joyce.

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The Brit Fest 2024 Fans Friday Photos

The Brit Fest 2024 Fans Friday Photos

Without you, yes you the Fans TheBritFest would not be getting such rave reviews. Everyone that was there on the day, the volunteers, the vendors, the artists, the organisers, the VIPs and Celebs, the sponsors and most of all the fans made a difference. As a Big Thank You!

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The Brit Fest Press Release: Ready for the Big One?

The Brit Fest Press Release: Ready for the Big One?

The Brit Fest opens this weekend, with final preparations taking place at its amazing 100-acre festival site. The hotly anticipated new summer celebration is at the Ashley Hall Showground at Altrincham from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 July.2024.

The festival features three days of performances from legendary chart-toppers and some of the best of British music acts, with the main stage headlined by Scouting for Girls on the opening night, Bonnie Tyler on Saturday evening, and Heather Small bringing the party to a thrilling close on Sunday night.

Scouting for Girls’ frontman Roy Stride: “I’m super excited to say we’re playing at The Brit Fest. It’s going to be an amazing weekend of incredible British talent.”
Bonnie Tyler: “I’m looking forward to coming to do The Brit Fest in Cheshire. Come and have a great time!”

The stellar headliners will be joined on the programme by some of the cream of pop, rock, indie, soul, country, rap and musical theatre including Cast, Dodgy, The Feeling, Fleur East, Kim Wilde, Hot Chocolate, T’Pau, Nik Kershaw, Starsailor and Reef – with Saturday a salute to the stars of the 1980s.And any festivalgoers who dress in fantastic 80s fashion on 6 July are also in with a chance of winning the chance to get up on stage and join TV’s Timmy Mallett for an ‘utterly brilliant’ live session of Mallett’s Mallet.

The main stage is hosted by radio’s Jenny Powell and Mike Toolan. There is also a full programme of bands, choirs, DJs, solo acts, cover outfits, authors, wellness experts and motivational speakers on the site’s ABC+ Warranty Stage including M60, The Covasettes, Prose, Daisy Valentine, Megan Wyn and many more during the three-day event.

The Brit Fest is also promising a wide-ranging line-up of amazing entertainment right across its festival site including unmissable attractions for thrill-seekers, family-friendly fun and relaxing activities for those who simply want to chill out. The John Collins Fun Fair includes some of Europe’s most exciting white-knuckle rides, with attractions in the Action Zone and spread across the festival site including the Big Wheel in the Music Arena. Or head to the Action Zone for some high-octane action courtesy of the Extreme Mountain Bike Show featuring five times British Champion and European Champion Danny Butler and his team in a nail-biting show of jaw dropping stunts and agility.

The Action Zone is also the place to head for classic car displays with the opportunity to admire some true British motoring icons – along with the chance to win a new Toyota Aygo.. Tthe Village Green which will offer a huge range of unmissable attractions and activities including the ABC+ Warranty Free Fall stunt tower and Civvy 2 Commando.

There is also the chance to see the stars from the Manchester Storm ice hockey team and try to shoot a puck past the goalie, and Altrincham Football Club will also be on hand challenging people to try and score a goal, along with hosting a festival pop up with the latest Altrincham kit among merchandise on offer. Legendary and much-loved British Olympic ski jumper Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards will also be in attendance over the weekend ready to meet festival crowds, as will daredevil Danny Butler.

The Village Green is also the location for the Sol Cinema, a solar-powered vintage caravan showing classic British short films all weekend, and for Samba Espirito and its irresistible carnival energy. Big laughs are guaranteed on Saturday and Sunday courtesy of comedians Geordie Geoff, Perry Reilly and Michael Frankland.

And there is a busy programme of events planned over all three days in the Mindful Meadow, including yoga sessions, reflexology, eco therapy and cacao, sound healing sessions, a sleep retreat, group relaxation and mixed movement groups sessions, along with kids’ craft activities, family crafts and glitter and decoration with The Glam Shack.

Youngsters can relax at the Big Hat Tipi Children’s Cinema or enjoy learning about how to build a robot with Mark Haig of Gizmobots who creates amazing and quirky robots from ‘found’ objects. The Mindful Meadow is also where you will find the TimberJacks Axe Throwing where the adventurous can channel their inner lumberjacks and show their skills trying to hit the bullseye.

Festival fun continues with rides for little ones in the festival site’s Tinker Town! where families will also discover plenty of games and stalls.

And festivalgoers won’t want to miss the Taste Cheshire Village within the Village Green which will be packed with dozens of local producers and retailers, while tantalising food outlets and bars stocked with favourite alcoholic and soft drinks can be found throughout the site.

The Brit Fest is organised by Olivier-nominated brothers Anthony and Edward Prophet.

Anthony Prophet comment: “We’ve dreamed about staging a festival like this for years, and this weekend that dream finally becomes a reality. “So much work has gone into creating The Brit Fest – both in terms of securing a fantastic festival line-up of star music names, unmissable experiences and brilliant food and drink, but also in the creation of the festival site itself thanks to the talent and dedication of our hard-working team on the ground. I’m so excited to be able to share the result with festivalgoers and I can’t wait to see people here enjoying themselves.”

The Brit Fest is sponsored by award-winning, Top 200 UK law firm Myerson, and Partners. Myerson chief executive officer Carl Newton said:This is an amazing festival in the heart of the community, run by a great team, which is one of the reasons we wanted to get involved.”

Festival Partners are ABC+ Warranty, Delta Hotels, Camden Town Brewery, Ashley Hall Showground, Go Goodwins, LWC and Marlish.

For further Press information, images, review tickets and interviews please contact Bill Elms at Bill Elms Associates on bill@billelms.com

The Brit Fest Press Release: Best of British in Chesire for Summer 2024

The Brit Fest Press Release: Best of British in Chesire for Summer 2024

A brand new world-class family-friendly music festival celebrating the very best of Britain has been officially unveiled and will take place in Cheshire during Summer 2024.The Brit Fest Cheshire boasts an incredible line-up of three days of live music from artists hailing from the shores of Great Britain.

In addition, the event will also showcase a real celebration of British culture, the arts, fashion, food and drink, and classic cars – making the festival stand-out as a unique event. The event was formally announced at a red, white and blue-themed showstopping launch in Cheshire last night (Thursday 13 July), wowing guests with plans for what promises to be the festival to attend in 2024. The launch event took place in Bowdon, Cheshire, just a few miles from the festival site.

The Brit Fest Cheshire will take place between Friday 5 July and Sunday 7 July 2024 in the grounds of Ashley Hall & Showground in Altrincham.

Olivier nominated brothers Anthony and Edward Prophet are the organisers behind The Brit Fest.

Anthony and Edward welcomed guests to the launch event alongside the evening’s hosts Jenny Powell and Mike Toolan from Greatest Hits Radio – who will also host the live acts on stage at the main event next year. The launch featured live performances by Chris Helme, well known as the frontman of 90’s superband The Seahorses.

Headline acts for The Brit Fest Cheshire 2024 include Scouting For Girls, Kim Wilde, Heather Small, The Feeling, Fleur East,  Cast, Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins, Starsailor, Toploader, Reef, Dodgy, Lottery Winners, Hot Chocolate, Nik Kershaw, Paul Young, and Tunde Baiyewu from The Lighthouse Family.

The programme also features sets from Cassidy Janson, Chris Helme from The Seahorses, Johnny Hates Jazz, Matt Ford’s Big Band, a DJ set from Mike Joyce from The Smiths, Neeve Zahra, Owen Paul, Sonia, String Infusion, The Bluetones, The Boo Radleys, The Christians, The South, The Real Thing, and T’Pau. The full programme and running order will be announced in the Autumn when tickets go on sale.

Festivalgoers are invited to register their interest now by signing up through the event website at www.thebritfest.co.uk to receive the latest updates, with opportunities to win tickets, upgrades, merchandise, meet and greets, and money can’t buy prizes.Tickets will include day passes for children and adults, weekend passes, VIP tickets, and hospitality packages. Full details will be announced when tickets go on sale.

In addition to a full programme of live music, the festival will boast an entire weekend of fun activities to keep the family entertained spanning the 100-acre site.

Attractions include vintage fairground, white knuckle rides, free family cinema, woodcraft and whittling, food and drink festival, artisan market, garden party, festival village green, wellness in the wild with yoga, classic cars, as well as a chance to meet Team GB athletes and the Extreme Mountain Bike Show.

The Brit Fest Cheshire organisers Anthony and Edward Prophet commented: “We are thrilled to officially reveal plans for The Brit Fest Cheshire 2024 – which promises to be the biggest festival this part of Cheshire has seen. The Brit Fest Cheshire will celebrate not just music but the very best of British culture, cars, food and drink, fashion, the arts, and some of the most renowned musical entertainment from these shores. The appetite for once again coming together and celebrating has never been stronger, so we want to use this opportunity to gather and shine a spotlight on the amazing talent we have in this country.

“The event will have a strong charity and community focus, and we are working hard with partners to make sure the festival can be as carbon neutral as possible by developing an offsetting programme. We will announce more details as we head towards the event.We are excited to welcome festivalgoers to Cheshire, and hope they embrace the event and take the opportunity to join us for a fabulous weekend with their family and friends.”

Jenny Powell and Mike Toolan from Greatest Hits Radio officially launched The Brit Fest Cheshire at the special event in Bowdon.

Greatest Hits Radio presenters Jenny Powell and Mike Toolan commented: “What a real honour to officially announce the staggering line-up of live artists and festival bursting with family fun coming to Cheshire in Summer 2024 – just wow! We’re already counting down until that sunny weekend in July next year when we can get up on that stage at Ashley Hall and introduce this incredible line-up of live performers to an excited crowd of festivalgoers. And not forgetting the huge programme of family fun and activities to celebrate and showcase everything that is just the best about Britain. We’ll see you there.”

For further Press information, images, review tickets and interviews please contact Erica Dillon at Bill Elms Associates or email erica@billelms.com