Bowdonbury Festival returns four weeks today with expanded food and drink offer

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Organisers have promised more food and drink stalls when the Bowdonbury Festival returns four weeks today.

The two-day event, being held at the Bowdon Cricket, Hockey & Squash Club, is back on Friday May 20th and Saturday May 21st.

Last year’s inaugural event proved a big success despite Covid restrictions limiting the number of food traders on site and forcing the event to use a token payment system.

But it’s back to contactless payments this year and there will be a range of artisan food outlets and drinks bars.

The food offer will include wood-fired pizzas from Little Red Pizza Company, Banksy’s gourmet burgers, Indian street food, Dutch fries, churros, Greek wraps and vegan specialities.

All-new bars for 2022 include a gin bar, cocktail bar and local wine bar, while Macclesfield brewery Bach 95 – owned by a group of Sale Sharks players – will run a beer tent.

Tribute act Take That Live will be appearing at the festival

There will also be an even bigger funfair, a makers’ market, an inflatable obstacle course and pop-up stalls from local businesses.

Bowdonbury will also enjoy music from some of the UK’s best tribute artists.

On Friday evening, there will be a nostalgic trip back to the 90s and noughties with headliners Take That Live and award-winning Michaela Weeks as pop princess Britney Spears. DJ Darren Proctor will also do a set.

The programme of live music continues on the Saturday with award-winning tributes to Elton John, Tina Turner, ABBA and Chic.

Paul Bacon will be performing his Ultimate Elton tribute act

The festival is organised by Max Eden, with all profits going to support the Bowdon Cricket, Hockey and Squash Club. The event will also support its nominated charity which this year is the Teenage Cancer Trust. The festival is sponsored by Benchmark Security Group.

Eden said: “I’m delighted to be able to bring back the Bowdonbury Festival for 2022. The event, which we launched last year, has been embraced by both the local community and festivalgoers from further afield who really enjoy and appreciate the quality family-friendly entertainment and fantastic music we work hard to bring together.

“We’ve got another great line up of talent for 2022, and plenty for families to enjoy throughout the day and evening with a real emphasis again on supporting the superb local and regional food and drink scene and other businesses.”

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