Published On: 09/07/2024|3 min read|

The Brit Fest: Fifteen thousand festivalgoers enjoy three days of top shelf music, entertainment, food and drink

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The Brit Fest is celebrating a smash-hit weekend with 15,000 festivalgoers turning up to party at the North-West’s inaugural new summer event.

 The ground-breaking three-day festival took place at the Ashley Hall Showground at Altrincham from 5-7 July. Due to its success, dates have been confirmed for 2025.

Festival fun included a packed programme of performances from some of the biggest and best British music acts, along with rising stars and regional talent, plus a wealth of attractions and entertainment across its 100-acre site.

 The main stage – energised by radio duo Jenny Powell and Mike Toolan – was headlined by Scouting for Girls on the opening night, Bonnie Tyler on Saturday evening, and Heather Small bringing the party to a thrilling close on Sunday.

The line-up also included a host of big names from the music world including a roster of 80s superstars including T’Pau, Nik Kershaw, Kim Wilde, Paul Young, Sonia, Deniece Pearson and Owen Paul along with appearances from artists like The Real Thing, Cast, Dodgy, The Feeling, Fleur East, Hot Chocolate, Starsailor and Reef.

 There was also a full programme of bands, choirs, DJs, solo acts, cover outfits, authors, wellness experts and motivational speakers on the site’s ABC+ Warranty Stage.

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And away from the music stages, The Brit Fest featured a myriad of food and drink options, artisan shopping experiences and non-stop entertainment right across its festival site delivering family-friendly fun as well as the ‘Mindful Meadow’ for those who wanted to take time out to relax.

 The Brit Fest was organised by Olivier nominated brothers Anthony and Edward Prophet with the aim of celebrating the best of British music, food, drink and culture.

 Anthony Prophet says: “An absolutely brilliant festival weekend, with a fantastic atmosphere in the showground, and we were particularly struck by the sense of unity and community among the crowds enjoying themselves right across the whole site.

 “Staging a celebration like The Brit Fest – bringing a festival to our community of Altrincham and creating lifetime memories - has been something we’ve wanted to do for a long time. And we were proud to be able to offer such a strong programme for our inaugural event.

 “It’s also a great base from which to plan our future festivals – I am pleased to announce that The Brit Fest will return in 2025!”

 Feedback on social media indicates that attendees appreciated and made the most of the efforts:

 Bill Elms said: “A huge achievement by the organisers, especially as it's their first festival.”

Lyndsey Holden said: “Brit Fest was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere, range of activities and fantastic entertainment made for an unforgettable experience. Celebrating British culture beautifully. The organisers did a phenomenal job, and the event was seamless from start to finish. Highly recommended to anyone.”

Judie Tingle added: “Absolutely fantastic! I loved it! Happy and perfect atmosphere, everyone happy - no trouble. Very friendly vibe.”

The Brit Fest was sponsored by award-winning, Top 200 UK law firm Myerson, and Partners.

Festival Partners were ABC+ Warranty, Delta Hotels, Camden Town Brewery, Ashley Hall Showground, Go Goodwins, LWC and Marlish.

The Brit Fest will return next year from Fri 4 – Sun 6 July 2025, and you can register on the website to receive the first news on the release of tickets and all new announcements.

Visit www.thebritfest.co.uk to sign up for the latest updates and show information.