8pm – 11pm – FESTIVAL OPENING JAM The ultimate warm up, local musicians get together to start the 2018 Festival with a bang. Always a good night.
SATURDAY 31st MARCH
12noon – 2pm – TOM C WALKER A real coup for the festival, Tom has headlined the most prestigious venues in the UK including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, 100 Club London, The Borderline London, Eailing Blues Club, The Birmingham Town Hall, The Birmingham Symphony hall and a residency at Jools Holland’s The Jam House. See him in Nantwich with his recently formed 4 piece band.
2pm – 4pm – THE ESCAPE COMMITTEE Blues, Rock, Country, Folk-not in that order necessarily. Accomplished musicians led by Pete “Sarge” Frampton.
4pm – 6pm – THE JOHN COLINS BAND Massive Festival favourites and rightly so. A band that plays the music you love, and we love because we keep asking them back.
6pm – 8pm – THE DANS Fantastic covers from Dan (vocals) Al (Bass) Nick (Guitar) Sam (Drums) embracing Rock, Funk, Blues & Pop. Always a good night when The Dans are on board playing a mix to entertain everybody.
9pm – 11pm – ADRENALIZE Energetic 5 Piece Female fronted rock band presenting (mostly) covers from the fabulous ladies of rock music. Selected for their massive stage presence and real power.
SUNDAY 1st APRIL
12pm – 2pm – BRIDGEWATER BLUES BAND pay homage to the blues artists from the 60’s and 70’s.
2pm – 4pm – MARC GALLAGHER Ukulele Player of humorous covers and heartfelt originals and with a shameless musical upbringing of Queen and NOW CD’s.
4pm – 6pm – SHAKERMAKER Festival favourites, this local covers band have performed gigs at The Cavern in Liverpool and The Hard Rock Café over the last 12 months.
6pm – 8pm – MALPRACTICE This Feelgood inspired 4 piece are playing the festival for the 3rd year running. Expect 70’s R&B, Blues and RnR played with a pre punk sensibility. Tracks from Wilko , Muddy, Howlin , Bo and Rory with a large slice of Eddie, Gerry, Little Dick and Elvis. This is what pub rock sounded like in 1975..
9pm – 11pm – ARTIZAN Formed to bring a high octane rock show to the local scene….playing popular anthems from the likes of Bon Jovi, Fleetwood Mac, Stereophonics, ACDC … The list goes on!!
MONDAY 2nd APRIL
1pm – 3pm – SLINGSHOT BLUES BAND pay homage to The British Blues Revival, new Modern Blues and the occasional Blues inspired Rock and Pop tune.
3pm – 5pm – BOBCAT BILLY’S MOONSHINE MISSION Rockabilly in it’s purest form, driven by rockin’ rhythm and filled by simplicity.
5pm – 7pm – THE EXTRAS play full on High Octane British Rhythm & Blues. Expect a lively performance.
7pm – 9pm – BIG BLUE HOUSE Always a good show from these stalwarts of the festival.
9pm – 11pm – THE NOW UNMISSABLE AFTER FESTIVAL PARTY Hosted by Big Blue House, the legendary end of festival party is once again upon us. As always, a fitting way to close the 2018 festival. It continues to be emotional, yet again.