Bowdonbury is ON! Two-day event is set to be one of the UK’s first festivals of the summer

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Bowdonbury will be one of the first festivals to go ahead this summer after the government gave live entertainment the green light to go ahead.

Final preparations are now being made for event, which takes place at the Bowdon Cricket, Hockey & Squash Club on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th May.

Festivalgoers are being promised a weekend of top tunes from some of the UK’s leading tribute artists, along with attractions for all ages – all presented in a relaxed and Covid-safe environment.

Bowdonbury opens on the Saturday with Disco Legends, featuring acclaimed tributes to George Michael, Diana Ross and The Bee Gees.

The Bootleg Bee Gees will be appearing at Bowdonbury

Andrew Browning, previous Stars in their Eyes finalist and star of the international touring theatre show Fast Love, is Europe’s leading George Michael tribute artist.

He will be joined by the award-winning Tameka Jackson as Motown royalty Diana Ross, followed by The Bootleg Bee Gees who have entertained audiences across Europe.

The three tribute headliners will be joined by support acts Le Freak Band and Radio Alty DJ Pete Scotson.

Acclaimed tribute artist Maxine Mazumder will be appearing as Dusty Springfield

Sunday features a Groovy 60s line-up, including The Pretend Beatles, critically acclaimed Maxine Mazumder as Dusty Springfield and the award-winning Dave Collison as Roy Orbison.

The event also features a traditional funfair with rides for children and adults to enjoy.

And there’s a foodie village including local Vito’s Pizza Kitchen from Hale and Banksy’s food truck and a wide selection of pop-up bars featuring everything from specialist local beer to craft gin and cocktails.

Alongside the general entry tickets and weekend passes, new VIP upgrade tickets have also now gone on sale on the Bowdonbury Festival website.

The full line-up for Bowdonbury

The festival, organised by Hale Barns Carnival creator Max Eden, will raise money for the Bowdon Cricket, Hockey and Squash Club after its main fundraising event, Bowdon Bonfire, had to be cancelled last year due to Covid restrictions.

Benchmark Security Group is sponsoring the festival.

Eden said: “It’s fantastic that festivals are back – and Bowdonbury will be one of the first to be held in the country following the Government’s announcement this week of the lifting of many lockdown restrictions.

Dave Collison will be featuring as Roy Orbison

“We’ve got a great line up of talent to entertain people over the Bank Holiday weekend, and plenty for families to enjoy throughout the day and evening with a real emphasis on supporting the superb local and regional food and drink scene and other businesses.

“Proceeds from the festival will go towards boosting the fundraising efforts of Bowdon Cricket, Hockey & Squash Club. I’m absolutely delighted to help to support the club and the important role it plays at the heart of the community.”

Tickets are limited to allow for social distancing – get yours from the website here.

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