Northwich's Live and Local Music Festival weekend - a tremendous hit

21 May 2018

Beneath cloudless skies, crowds thronged into this season’s free ‘Live & Local’ Festival on Saturday 19 May and Sunday 20 May. The completely free festival held at the Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich also celebrated the Royal Wedding and the FA Cup final as well has having free children’s activities and lots of colourful stalls selling everything from cupcakes to jewellery, food and drink to face-painting.

During the weekend, 10 local bands from Northwich or the North-West played, including Mal Dino, Codswallop, Paul Parish, Chris Tavener and George Borowski and Moira. There was also an Open Stage with Eddie Ogle and his musical friends.

The Live & Local festival was organised by Marston resident and music promoter, Iain Stead and daughter Claire Stead from Mack’s Music Promotions. Part of the proceeds of this event will be given to the local Marston Parish Council for improvements to the Village Hall. 

Ian Billinge, a visitor from Manchester, but who formerly lived in Northwich, said, “The festival is really brilliant. It is a perfect afternoon for relaxing on the grass with the family, beer in hand, listening to the music. It’s even better that the festival and activities are free.”

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing, said: “This was a fun, relaxing weekend full of good music, food and entertainment. I am delighted that the Lion Salt Works Museum is able to hold free fun events of this sort. I applaud the Museum and local organisers who have made this possible.” 


Discuss this article

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service. The System Administrators make no guarantee, endorsement and accept no liability, regarding the discussion service above, including, but not limited to, its availability, accuracy, currency, content, quality or lack of objectionable or offensive content.

© 2020 Cheshire West and Chester. All rights reserved.