The best festivals in Cheshire and Manchester in 2022

6:00 p.m. January 2, 2022

Prepare these logs. We’ve rounded up some of the best big days in Cheshire and Manchster this year

April 14-18
Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival
Beers and blues take center stage at this popular music festival, which turns the market town of Nantwich into a bustling scene for performers, all welcomed in local bars and pubs.

April 23-24
Sandbach Transport Festival
The annual transport festival is back and features a variety of vehicles, as well as a parade through the city. The common parking lot will be the scene of a variety of vehicles, from vintage cars to the latest creations.

May 28-29
Neighborhood weekend
Bringing together an incredible weekend of live music across three stages, the Warrington Festival features some of the best indie music acts. This year the Courteeners will return to Victoria Park, along with Kasabian and Stockport favorites, Blossoms.

June 11-12
Returning to its summer dates, Parklife is picking up Heaton Park for the two-day festival. The lineup has yet to be released, but you can expect performances from top bands and DJs all weekend long.

June 16–19
Middlewich FAB Festival
The folk and boat festival is back for 2022. The town festival is a hit with locals and folk fans alike. Expect plenty of family fun and activities. Keep an eye on the line, posted soon.

June 16–19
Live Forest
As part of Forest Live, the spectacular Delamere Forest hosts a range of musical performances over four days. Acts include Jess Glynne, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, whose 11-piece group will perform tracks from the Gallagher songbook spanning four decades.

Royal Cheshire Show attractions include a range of interesting vehicles and their owners
– Credit: John Allen Photography

June 21-22
The Royal Cheshire County Show
A celebration of all things countryside and farming in Cheshire, the County Show returns in June with a confirmed two-day show. You can expect the event to be packed with animal attractions, competitions, shopping, and family entertainment.

June 24-August 7
Tatton Park Pop-Up Festival
After a resounding success in 2021, the Tatton Park Pop-Up Festival returns for the summer of 2022. Over seven weeks, there will be at least 34 shows featuring the joy of live music. Everything from musical nights to DJs and children’s entertainment will be covered, making this something not to be missed.

June 25-26
Arley Garden Festival
The Arley Garden Festival celebrates everything we love about the garden. Find nurseries and garden accessories, all centered around a floral marquee and award-winning gardens. Plus panels of gardening experts and tips for bringing nature and wildlife into your garden.

June 28-July 6
Sounds of the city
The concert series bringing together some of the biggest names in rock, indie and pop at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl is back. Over the dates, artists such as Lewis Capaldi, Sam Fender and the Foals will perform in the city.

RHS Tatton is a must see

RHS Tatton is a must see event in Cheshire
-Credit: Kirsty Thompson / Archante

July 20-24
RHS Flower Tattoo
Knutsford’s Tatton Park floral extravaganza celebrates the talent of gardening with small gardens designed by local designers, vibrant borders by community groups and fun ways to garden at local schools. You can also expect expert advice and boutique stalls.

July 21-24
Bluedot Festival
Four days of music, science and culture return to the iconic Jodrell Bank Observatory. The summer music festival will feature headliner Björk performing an orchestral arrangement of his work with The Hallé Orchestra, with images projected onto the 250-foot Lovell Telescope.

15. July 22-24
Carfest North
Taking over the Bolesworth estate, Carfest North will increase its offering in 2022, combining seven types of festivals to create the ultimate day. From musical performances and chef demonstrations to wellness and exploration, Carfest North is for everyone this year.

August 5-7
Rewind north
Take a step back to the 1980s and relive the decade of dance music with some of your favorite performers. Rewind North, which takes place at Capesthorne Hall in Macclesfield, offers several concert halls ranging from the famous silent disco to the main stage where you can watch the headliners. Keep an eye out as they release the line-up.

August 12-14
Feast of the Devas
The music, food and lifestyle festival promises a three-day extravaganza of music, parades, performances and local producers. Located in Chester Lakes, the festival opens with Symphonic Ibiza, which reinvents dance classics with a live orchestra. Headliners for the weekend include Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Heather Smalls and Scouting for Girls.

August 19-21
Just So Festival
The annual weekend festival is an imaginative outdoor family adventure, taking families to a wonderland of literature, the arts, theater, dance, music and comedy. Taking place in the picturesque Rode Hall, the event is a unique combination of whimsy, adventure and fun.

September 3-4
Hide and seek festival
The music and arts festival is back this year, located at the grand Capesthorne Hall. Surrounded by woods, lakes and beautiful gardens, dance to some of the best representatives of the underground, house, techno and disco.

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