Fes­ti­val will be ‘big­gest in town’s his­tory’

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

A MU­SIC pro­moter is launch­ing a fes­ti­val which he says will be the big­gest event the town has ever seen.

The Ex­press can ex­clu­sively re­veal to­day that the date has been set for the first ‘Mac­cles­field Fes­ti­val.’

On July 22 this year Mac­cles­field Rugby Club will be trans­formed into a mu­sic fes­ti­val with bands, DJs, food courts and fam­ily events.

Or­gan­iser An­drew Kleek, 36, says it will be the “big­gest event in the town’s his­tory”.

And An­drew might just pull it off, as a full time events or­gan­iser and mu­sic pro­moter who has or­gan­ised hun­dreds of events over 12 years in the busi­ness.

An­drew, who lives in Tyther­ing­ton with wife Emma and their daugh­ter Lot­tie, five, said: “We are proud to an­nounce that Pri­ory Park, home of Mac­cles­field RUFC will be the venue for Mac­cles­field Fes­ti­val. It will be the big­gest event in the town’s his­tory. We needed to find the big­gest space pos­si­ble to ac­com­mo­date mul­ti­ple stages, fair­grounds, and on site park­ing for the thou­sands of rev­ellers that will at­tend. The rugby club can hold up to 20,000 peo­ple and there’s no rea­son we can’t fill it. We have Barn­aby Fes­ti­val which at­tracts thou­sands of peo­ple over var­i­ous days, but this will be the big­gest one-day mu­sic event ever.

“We have Barn­aby Fes­ti­val which is good for arts and cul­ture and there’s Rewind but that’s 80s mu­sic, but Mac­cles­field does not have a mu­sic fes­ti­val of its own. I or­gan­ise events all the time and started to think there’s not enough go­ing on in Mac­cles­field so de­cided to do some­thing about it.”

An­drew has run events in­clud­ing dance nights, con­certs and sci-fi con­ven­tions.

He is look­ing for lo­cal traders and pro­duc­ers to run stalls and food and there will be a huge fun­fair. There will be a char­ity foot­ball match with ex Manch­ester united and City play­ers and other celebri­ties.

An­drew prom­ises to tap into his ex­ten­sive con­tacts book to at­tract some big names to the lineup.

He said: “We’ll have two stages of live mu­sic, one with big names and oth­ers with tributes.

“It’s not just Mac­cles­field peo­ple who will come, there are towns like Con­gle­ton in the catch­ment area which peo­ple will come in from.

“I want to put Mac­cles­field on the map for mu­sic. I ask the com­mu­nity to get in touch to get in­volved in the fes­ti­val.”

Mac­cles­field Fes­ti­val will take place on Satur­day, July 22.

The main event will run from mid­day to 8pm and there will be an af­ter party in the club­house.

Email info@ mac­cles­field­fes­ti­val. co.uk to take part. A web­site will launch soon with ticket de­tails.

An­drew Kleek, 36, is launch­ing new Mac­cles­field Fes­ti­val

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