Live music is coming to Goose Green this August, with a special line-up of artists and bands every weekend throughout the month.
Altrincham’s Business Improvement District (the BID) has announced that Summer Music will feature unsigned artists, talented soloists and bands from The Music Place and Aura Music Academy, plus Green Room and Loft Bar favourites.
The programme of live music – designed to replace the Goose Green Festival this year – will be on every Saturday and Sunday between 2 and 8pm during August.
Mandy White, Altrincham’s BID Manager, said: “The Summer Music programme will take place this year as an alternative to Goose Green Festival. We are pleased to be able to bring together this programme of music including performers who have played in previous years plus local artists from the town’s music schools.
“We hope that in 2022 we will be able to bring back the festival, which has a strong reputation. In the meantime, we’d like to encourage the community and visitors to come and enjoy Goose Green and all it has to offer!”
Alongside the music there will be a children’s and adult art competition run by the Goose Green Gallery and a raffle with a chance to win a painting of Goose Green. Proceeds from the raffle will go to Altrincham’s Counselling and Family Centre.
Jon Belfield, from Radio Alty, said: “I’ve loved being part of the Goose Green Festival over the years and I’m pleased to be able to support the Summer Music weekends this year, working with the traders to curate a fantastic line-up. The artists will be playing a great mix of original material and covers so there’ll be something for everyone.”
No alcohol will be allowed within the central area of Goose Green due to licensing laws, but visitors can enjoy the music from one of the venues in Goose Green.