Everything you need to know about Warrington Music Festival!

Old Market Place, Golden Square

Saturday 4th May

Doors 6pm, SOLD OUT

Clint Boon, FEZ, The Farm, Black Grape

Sunday 5th May

Starts 12noon, no ticket required

The Lineup:

Sunday’s full line-up

THE WINACHI TRIBE

10.30pm – The electro funk pioneers have recently been on two tours of the West Coast of the United States and have worked with high profile producers like Danny Saber and John X

KULA BAY

10pm – The four-piece create infectious indie pop anthems and are one of Warrington’s fastest rising bands.

SERRATONE

9.30pm – Newton hard rockers inspired by Rage Against The Machine and Metallica.

HANOVER

9pm – Four-piece from Warrington and Liverpool championed by BBC Introducing.

FILTHY TRICKS

8.30pm – Hard hitting rock and roll band known for their energetic live shows.

THE LOTTS

8pm – The garage rockers only formed in 2018 but started as they meant to go on by recording their debut EP, Out of It, at Rockfield Studios where Queen recorded Bohemian Rhapsody.

THOUGHTUNE

7.30pm – A collective founded by Warrington hip hop artist Evila.

HOLLOW VANDALS

7pm – Alternative/grunge rockers from Warrington.

LA SCALA

6.30pm – La Scala formed just months ago but have quickly made a mark on Warrington’s music scene.

THE RACKET

6pm – A four-piece from Widnes who will also be making their mark at Liverpool Sound City in the same weekend as Warrington Music Festival.

4FT SOLDIERS

5.30pm – Warrington band with a diverse range of influences from Faith No More to Prince. Back after a 10 Year hiatus!

CRAWLERS

5pm – Crawlers mix big riffs and catchy hooks with teen angst.

THE BID

4.30pm – The latest project by Whitecross resident and music scene stalwart Joe Hatton.

MUDDY ELEPHANT

4pm – Smiths inspired Chester band who are currently working on their debut EP.

SCHOLAR

3.30pm – Warrington rock and roll four-piece.

OLLY THORNTON AND THE SHIRTS

3pm – Trio from Lymm inspired by Noel Gallagher and Courteeners.

JACK WOODWARD

2.30pm – The Lymm singer-songwriter recently performed for the X-Factor live tour.

SOPHIE MORGAN

2pm – Singer-songwriter described as a ‘must see’ by BBC Introducing’s Dave Monks. She has released an EP, Sons and Daughters.

EDITS

1.30pm – Synth pop duo from Manchester.

KALEIDERS

1pm – Garage rock trio who combine British and American influences.

PACIFIC

12.30pm – Piano driven indie from Northwich. Drummer one of our own though!

MARC GALLAGHER

12pm – Nantwich singer-songwriter

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the event:

What are my transport and parking options for getting to and from the event?

If you’re travelling by car, you can park in Golden Square’s multi-storey car park. The best postcode to use is WA1 1UZ (Travelodge) and parking in the red zone will bring you to the nearest exit for the Old Market Square. There are family and disabled parking spaces on all levels of the car park. For alternative transport, visit gswarrington.com/find-us

Will there be a big queue to get into Old Market Square?

For the safety and security of festival-goers, each person will be searched before entering the music festival on Saturday.

A spokesman said: “Unfortunately this does take time. We will be working as hard as we can to get everyone through and having fun as soon as possible.”

What can I bring into the event?

Bags are allowed, but they will be searched, so please arrive in good time.

Alcohol cannot be brought in but can be bought from public bars provided within the festival site. Smoking is only permitted within designated areas.

The following are not allowed:

1) Animals, except guide/assistance dogs)

2) Laser pens

3) Any item which may be interpreted as a potential weapon including sharp objects.

4) Illegal substances. A spokesman added: “The management reserves the right to conduct security searches and confiscate any item which, in the reasonable opinion of the management of the venue, may cause danger or disruption to the event, or other members of the audience.”

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult over 18, both of which must have a ticket. You can either print your tickets or download the Eventbrite app for access to your tickets. Please note your tickets will be emailed to you as a PDF attachment. If don’t receive your tickets via email, please check your junk mail before contacting the organisers.

Do I need a ticket for Sunday?

No, this is a free non-ticketed day of live music. Dave Monks from BBC Music Introducing Merseyside will host a line-up of 22 upcoming and emerging bands, headlined by Warrington’s own Electro Funk tour-de-force, The Winachi Tribe.

Additional reporting via Warrington Guardian

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