Chester Live have recently announced the first events as part of their city wide, multi venue event this coming summer, and the first 50+ acts who will be playing the event.

 Firstly they’re delighted to be bringing our ‘Acoustic Summer Party’ back to The Piper, Hoole on Saturday 23rd June 2018 as part of our city wide festival. Previous years have seen music lovers flood to the pub in Hoole for an afternoon of the best acoustic artists the area has to offer.

This year’s event is headlined by the acoustic trio of Mondegreen.  Support comes from Richard G Jones, Billie Stansbury-Jones, Will Riding, Emma Evans, David Watson, Charlotte Evans, Owen Chamberlain, Lucy Mayhew, Into the Horizon and Jonathan Tarplee.

Laura Griffiths, one part of the Cheshire based trio which is Mondegreen said, “We’re really excited to be returning to Chester Live for 2018. The music scene in this city is one of the most supportive we have ever experienced and we can’t wait to bring in the summer alongside some of the city’s best artists and music fans at the festival’s Acoustic Summer Party.”

Matt Thompson at The Piper said, ‘We are in our 4th year of working with Dan and Chester Live. Each year it seems to get bigger and better! We very much look forward to hosting our Summer Acoustic Sessions on the 23rd of June at the Piper’

The event starts at 2pm and is FREE ENTRY and families are welcome all day.

On Sunday 24th June The Chester Live team will be returning to Brook Street, Chester to bring their second edition of The Chester Live Street Festival to the city.

In 2017 nearly 6000 people attended across the whole day with Brook Street traders recording record sales for the day. The event had a significant impact on the area economically and socially as it brought a number of ethnic groups together.

The ‘Chester Live Street Festival’ will take place on Chester’s most ethnically diverse street with live music from midday through to 9pm across two stages.

The event will also include stalls from local indepenedant traders and family entretainment along the full length of Brook Street, whilst the team are in negotiations with CWaC to create a ‘Kidz Zone’ away from the main hustle and bustle of the street.

Acts currently confirmed for the event include Kidsmoke, Tabitha Jade, Indio’s Dream, CF Boneslum, Shem Sharples and many more with more acts still to be confirmed over the coming week.

John Kenyon (Chairman of The Friends Of Brook St) said, ‘ We’re excited to have The Chester Live Street Festival back in 2018. Last year’s event was a much needed occasion for all of the street and it’s traders. We can’t wait until the 24th June’.

Chester Live are also delighted to announce the first 50+ acts for Chester Live 2018 including Scarlet, Idle Frets, Campfire Social and Creature Of Habit.

 With more acts to be announced over the coming weeks, new exciting host venues and more exciting events included over the festival weekend, the 2018 event will be one not to be missed.

 New venues include Storyhouse, CH1 (University of Chester SU Bar), St John’s Church and St Mary’s Creative Space.

 Dan Read (Festival Coordinator) said, ‘ We’re delighted to make these announcements for our forthcoming festival in June. What’s been really exciting for us this year is how the city seems to be embrassing the event and how so many new venues and organisations are wanting to work with us this summer.

 As always it’s our intention to deliver the best event ever for the city and for the local live music scene. We’ll be promoting local talent across our events, mixed with touring and international acts.

 There’s still so much for us to announce so please watch this space’.

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