TICKETS for this year’s Goosfest have been selling faster than ever before – but there is still limited availability for some of the events.

Many concerts and workshops are sold out, but organisers of October’s two-week festival in Goostrey say there are still a few unsold tickets for some events.

In particular there’s still availability for two of the Saturday night specials.

BBC Springwatch presenter and wildlife expert Iolo Williams is making a rare appearance in Cheshire with a presentation on Saturday, October 5 about his career, sharing some stunning photography and anecdotes about his broadcasting work.

And on Saturday, October 12, there’s an Elvis tribute evening, featuring one of the world’s top ten Elvis tribute acts, Paul Larcombe, with band and backing singers.

For other music lovers, there’s limited availability for two Goostrey village hall concerts - an evening of mellow jazz with Stéphane Grappelli guitarist John Etheridge and singer Vimala Rowe on Friday, October 4, and a range of guitar music in ‘Worlds of the Guitar’ by Rik Roberts on Sunday, October 13.

There’s a country music night in an appropriate possible setting – a barn transformed into a concert venue – with Katie O’Malley and her band on Sunday, October 6, and a spectacular organ recital in St Luke’s Church, Goostrey, by Bridgewater Hall organist Jonathan Scott on Sunday, October 20.

Goosfest, which runs from October 4 to 21, is in its 13th year, featuring a mix of music, drama, comedy and workshops. This year’s festival also includes a two-day art exhibition, children’s science afternoon, artisan market at The Crown pub and ‘Autumn Splendour’ weekend at St Luke’s Church.

Goosfest organiser William Ollier said: “We’ve been staggered at the response to this year’s festival schedule. We always try to give local people a good mix of entertainment and activities over the Goosfest fortnight, and this year’s programme is proving hugely popular.

“But there’s still some availability for festival events, so it’s worth checking out our website quickly to see what’s on offer.”

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