PLANNING has already started on how to improve the 2025 Knutsford Music Festival after this year's event was hailed as a huge success.

Launched by Knutsford Town Council in 2017, the festival returned for its seventh year between June 13 and June 16.

Many of the events, hosted in cafes and bars in the town, were free of charge, with a varied programme offering something for a variety of musical tastes.

Now the town council is appealing for feedback from festivalgoers and residents on how the event can be improved next year.

Alex Molloy, events manager at the town council, said: "A huge thanks to everyone who got involved and supported this year’s events especially to the ticket buyers and attendees of Music on The Moor.

"The weather was against us, but the crowd were in great spirits.

"Thanks also goes to our sponsors this year, Knutsford Hearing Centre, Ibiza Classics, Slater and Gordon, and QV Skincare, without which we would not have been able to produce the event. 

"Here’s to 2025!”

The Nightcreatures DueThe Nightcreatures Due (Image: John Horsley)

Hosted and curated by BBC Radio's Mark Radcliffe, the folk programme ran for its sixth year with a selection of folk artists from the UK and beyond entertaining hundreds of attendees in St John’s Church and Knutsford Little Theatre.

Following their sold out event in 2022, Saturday Night Blues was back this year for a second sell-out show. Blues artists from near and far, including two UK Blues Award winners, performed at the stunning Knutsford Little Theatre to a captive audience.

Music on the Moor took place on Saturday, June 15, bringing four hours of live music and activities to the town for free.

The event featured eight local artists and bands who performed a variety of original material, as well as performance workshops from Noodle Performance Arts and craft activities from Love to Craft Mcr.

Despite the weather the crowds were in great spirits before more music hit the Moor on Sunday, with free performances from City of Chester Brass Band.

Alice ArmstrongAlice Armstrong (Image: John Horsley)

Fringe events including an electronic night at Detaljer, the Music Train from Chester to Knutsford which arrived at The Angel at King Street, as well as programmes of music all weekend inside the Lost and Found, The Builders Arms and Evuna, which ran alongside the main programme.

As part of this year’s festival there was also the opportunity to engage in some art-themed events including workshops from CNC Cheshire, Olivia Goodwin Art and the sell-out alcohol ink workshop from Steph Clare Art.

The new Oil Art Advisory Gallery in town hosted works by the renowned photographer Scarlet Page, featuring iconic musicians.

Anyone with feedback or suggestions on how the event can be improved for 2025 is asked to email