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Chris Bevington Organisation to Host Sunday in The Ballroom

Chris Bevington and his band are hosting the Sunday afternoon proceedings in The Crown Ballroom.  Starting at 12 noon and featuring performances from The Chris Bevington Organisation, Dirk Diggler’s Blues review and singer/songwriter Michael Rhead.   Expect an appearance from Jim Kirkpatrick and a jolly good afternoon’s entertainment.

Chris Bevington hails from North Staffordshire and hit the Blues scene in 2014 with the release of their debut album “Chris Bevington & Friends.” The album topped the Blues Charts in the UK and the USA receiving fantastic reviews in both the Blues and Rock Community.  During 2015 & 2016, the 9 piece band have toured up and down the UK and have gained a solid reputation for their live performances.

2016 brought the release of the second album “Better Start Cookin” which received BBC Radio 2 airplay by Paul Jones and charted in the UK Blues charts. The album features a number of star guests including: Robert Hart, George Glover and Rebecca Downes.

The Band have headlined in 2016 at Nantwich Blues Festival and many other Blues Festivals throughout the Country together with a performance at The Half Moon Putney, & The Robin 2 to name a few highlights for the year.

For 2017 we are starting the recording of Album three for release later in the year and we hope to repeat the success of Albums 1 and 2 and again invite some special friends to join us.

Admission is by festival wristband.  Just £7 in advance.


Giving access to over 140 Round the Town gigs and valid all Easter weekend wristbands represent excellent value for money.  You can buy wristbands online, in advance direct from us at £7 each, price at the festival will be £8.  Place your order now 🙂

Please note Ticketline are handling our headline events in 2017 and tickets and may be purchased if you Click Here

Wristbands will not be posted but will be available for collection from The Crown Hotel reception from 10am on Thursday 13th April 2017.


Price: £7.00

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Jade Tremarco to Support Connie Lush

We are proud to welcome vocalist, composer &  musician Jade Tremarco to the festival when she plays support for Connie Lush on Friday 14th April in The Crown Hotel Ballroom.

The best art imitates life. Jade’s music has always been focused on writing songs based on personal experience; referencing highs and lows of her life, relationships with friends and family, illnesses and above all else, acceptance.

Influences of rock, pop, country, jazz, funk, soul and blues all come together to give Jade the tools she needs to write music that reflects on the past, shares lessons learnt and grows with her as she evolves in both her personal and creative selves.

From the age of 11, Jade began to sing songs imitating those of her idols including Eva Cassidy, Alanis Morrisette, Stevie Nicks, Aretha Franklin, Axl Rose, Elton John, Seal and other legendary vocalists.

Jade’s music is elegant, simple and clean which has only been accentuated by the local legendary musicians she has worked with including Brian “Saxophone” Jones from The Undertakers, The Christians, The Swinging Blue Jeans and The Gary Murphy Band. Jade is not only a solo vocalist and guitarist, but is one half of the duo ‘Glade’ in which she is joined by the fabulously talented Glyn Williams from China Crisis. This lively and upbeat collaboration is an exciting and refreshing combination, showcasing both Glyn and Jade’s talents to the max.


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Jeremiah Ferrari to Support The Beat

Jeremiah_FerrariThe fantastic Jeremiah Ferrari will be supporting The Beat on Monday 17th April @ Nantwich Civic. From Manchester, Jeramiah Ferrari fuse together styles of reggae, rock, ska and punk to make a truly memorable and essential new sound. Brought up on a diet of Bob Marley, Toot and the Maytals and Sublime, the band have brought their own unique brand of dancing reggae ska to the festival stages, including Sol Festival, Galtres Festival and The Gomad Festival in Ooty (India), The Willowman Festival with The Wailers and Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show.

Their first release of “The Dubby Rock EP” received strong radio airplay support across the UK and reached number 4 in the Itunes Reggae Charts!

The band were also featured in a new documentary – “Manchester: Beyond Oasis”. 2014 saw them playing with Madness, UB40 & Hollie Cook. 2015 festival and club dates included ‘Steel Pulse’ support also Boomtown Fair, Beat Herder, Kendal Calling, Arezzo Wave festival (Italy ) and Weyfest with Level 42. They were also special guests on the Wailers Uk Tour. Upcoming 2016 dates are Zwarte Cross Festival Holland, Lytham Festival with Brian Adams, Bowlers Scafest with The Selecter & The Beat.


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