Bands from the Past

Bands from the Past

Just some of the bands and artistes that have appeared at The Festival since the beginning.


Claire Martin & The Montpellier Cello Quartet

From The Jam


Tony Christie

The Blockheads

Sad Cafe

Mike Peters

The Wonder Stuff Acoustic

Swinging at the Cotton Club

Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack

Tom Doughty & Graham Bellinger

Courtney Pine

Deborah Bonham

Jacqui Dankworth

Cleo Laine

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

The Climax Blues Band

King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys

Don Weller

George Melly

The Blues Band

Kenny Ball

Erroll Linton

Boogie Brothers

Alan Price


Nealy Dan


Snaky Jake

The Blue Shoes

Spencer Davis Group

Jake Field

The Goosehorns

David Newton

Alan Barnes

Chris Farlowe

The Norman Beaker Band

The Big Bill Basey Band

Geno Washington And The Ram Jam Band

Bob Geldof

Rick Payne

Tina May

Bruce Adams

Snake Davis And The Suspicions

Zoot Serious And The Bellyful Of Bop

Kiki Dee

Carmelo Luggeri


The George Formby Ukelele Society

Big Blue House

Edwin Starr

Real Thing

Jacqui Dankworth

Terry Lightfoot And His Band

Paul Jones And Dave Kelly

The Yardbirds

Pete Price

The Drifters

Claude Bourbon

The Foundations

The British King Of Swing

Digby Fair-Weather

Roy Williams

Ruby Turner

Lou Pride

The Stumble

Andy Fairweather-Low & The Low Riders

James Wheeler

Danny Bryant Red Eye Band

Ian Siegal

The Roach Twins

Dictionary Soul

The Mustangs

Roy Hemmings

George Fame

Dr Feelgood

Cadillac Kings

Steve Harley And Cockney Rebel

Mike Sanchez And His Band

Bernie Marsden

Steve Gibbons

Ian Parker

The Jive Aces

The Jalapenos

Jim Kirkpatrick

The Commitments

Madeline Bell

Syd Lawrence Orchestra

Slack Alice

Acoustic Unlimited

Tom Doughty

Sean Webster

Paul Lamb And The Kingsnakes

John Gomm

Kit Holmes

The Tommys

The Fortunes

Chris Jagger

Humphrey Lyttlelton

Slim Papas

Zena James

Pauline Black

The Hamstersconnie Lush

The Big Chris Barber Band

John Etheridge

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

Sould On Blues

Hamilton Loomis

Lightning Willie

The Swing Commanders

Sandi Thom

Marcus Bonfanti

Sherman Robertson Band

Dave Arcari

The Blockheads

The Move

The Animals

The Red Stripe Band

Ben Waters

3 Sops From Suffolk

Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac

Steve Cropper

Bruce Foxtons From The Jam

Thea Gilmore


China Crisis

Ex Simpleminds

Alvin Stardust

Paul Larcombe

Plus over 2000 fantastic bands who played in Nantwich Pubs and venues from all around the country