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Middlewich FAB Festival

13-14-15 June 2014

a fabulous weekend of folk & roots music
yes it's free but that's not the only reason it's FAB!

** FREE **

Yes it's FREE admission at Middlewich FAB Festival.
And it's FREE to park your car or moor your boat- honest!

OK we charge for camping, the Friday night concert & the Saturday night ceilidh...

But all other entertainment on the FAB Main Stage and FAB Fringe is FREE.


FAB line-up confirmed for 2014!

Check out the Artists page for details of the great artists who have been confirmed for 2014!

Middlewich FAB Festival 2014 poster

Can you help us by displaying this poster? Click here for a large version. If you could print it and display it somewhere prominent, that would be FAB!



Due to increasing demand, visitor camping this year will be on 'Harbutts Field' conveniently located off King Street A530, 2 miles from the M6 Junction 18

Camping must be booked/paid for in advance

£7.50per night for small tents/2 people

£15 per night for large tents & caravans

Charge is per unit not per person

Click here for a Camping Booking Form

Click here to
book tickets!

Friday 13th June
Main Stage
Gates open 17:00

The Bad Shepherds

Ade Edmundson & The Bad Shepherds + support

Hat Fitz & Cara


Tickets for this FAB concert are just £15 (Under 18s £10) in advance!

And £10 early birds tickets are available to people living in Weaver Valley postcodes, CW7, CW8, CW9, CW10 (offer ends 30th April)

Click here for £10 tickets(U18 & local postcodes)

Click here for full price tickets


Saturday 14th June
Main Stage
Gates open 10:00

11.30 Middlewich Rose Fete

13:00 Africa Entsha, Jessica Rhodes, Jake-Leg Jug Band, Morris dance-up

18:00 Headsticks, Merry Hell, the Moulettes, The Men They Couldn't Hang


Sunday 15th June
Main Stage
Gates open 10:00

10.30am Festival Praise Service

1pm Jamadou, Thrill Collins, Emma Stevens, Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin, Sean Taylor, Brian Macombe Band (Brittany)

A message from our Festival Patron Mark Radcliffe

Festival patron Mark Radcliffe

Greetings once again festival thrill-seekers and let me whet your appetite for the majestic gathering of the clans that is the Middlewich Fab Festival.

Last year was something of a triumph and succeeded in preserving all the great traditions of the event whilst moving things on to embrace lots of exciting, new talent.

This year promises to be even better. Well, I have to say that really don't I? I'm not going to issue a great rallying call here which says, 'well, last year was so good that this year can only be a bit of an anti-climax' now am I?

So, make sure you have the weekend in your diaries and then when people wistfully muse in the future on the delights of the 2014 FAB, you will be able to say... 'ah yes... I was there'.

Cheers and happy new year

Mark Radcliffe

Canal boats

Other canal-related / boating events in June

Why not check out these other canal-related / boating events on your way to the Middlewich FAB Festival?

Etruria Canals Festival
31 May-1 June


Whaley Bridge Water Weekend
6-8 June


Middlewich FABrication

Over the FAB weekend Melody Smith Animation was making a community based animation, Middlewich FABrication, based on the Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival. The idea was that people had the chance to animate themselves and become part of the animation.

How many of our FAB Fringe venues and familiar faces can you spot?

Read more about the project at www.melodysmithanimation.co.uk

Brilliant session at MFAB 2013!

Thanks to Robbie Sherratt for putting a video of this FAB session on Youtube!

This wasn't even an official session. How good is that?

Yes it`s FREE but that's not the only reason it`s FAB!

Up to 15 venues host music and dance from lunchtime on Friday through to Sunday night. On the canalside and in the town centre, artists from around the UK (and beyond) perform to 1000s of visitors each day.

Together with 100s of canal boats and town centre setting, Middlewich FAB (folk and boat) Festival continues to provide a fabulous showcase of live entertainment each June - join us?

Like many events we rely on volunteer help so if you would like to get involved in June contact me. Likewise if you have ideas or recommendations please let me know- events@middlewich.org.uk

Dave Thompson
(Middlewich Town Council Events Manager)