Return of the Macc…
The FOTF festival season countdown has well and truly begun and the next one on our radar is Maccslefield Fest : July 20th 2019.
Headlining this years one-day musical bonanza will be British icons Soul II Soul, spreading their mantra of a happy face, a thumpin’ bass for a lovin’ race and god knows we could all do with a bit of that at the moment.
If that isn’t enough to whet your funky party whistle, also announced is the inimitable voice of M People – Heather Small, along with the house and garage supremo’s De-tronic, the Electro-funk collective that is The Winachi Tribe, ten-piece creative crew, The Moods and those eclectic Black Country boys, The Pagans S.O.H, who could probably start a party in an empty room. Representing the Macclesfield massive in the groove department will be home-grown lads, Ruff Twist. Dancing shoes most definitely required.
For those that like your indie-rock you certainly won’t be disappointed either, with a line-up that includes cheeky Bolton chappies, Our Fold and local bands Shader and Queen Cult, the latter we recently had the pleasure of seeing at an event put on for International Women’s day.
Without wanting to go all League of Gentleman, one thing we particularly like about this festival is the platform and opportunities it clearly gives to local as well as emerging bands. This year ‘open slots’ were offered through a series of auditions recorded for Fab Radio International at Trackside Studios, with Joel Gardner, Ashley Sherlock Band and The Claremonts all being selected to perform.
As well as all of the above there are two dance tents, aftershow parties, family fun with Cbeebies characters, fun fair, markets, and the always welcome sight of food trucks and real ale, gin and Prosecco bars.
Following on from the success of previous years that saw almost 10k people in attendance, the Macc Fest is back for the third year running at the Rugby Club, Priory Park. Tickets and further information can be found here