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Goose Green Summer Festival returns this weekend with two days of free live music

By David Prior at

The Goose Green Summer Festival returns this weekend, bigger and better than ever.

After the success of last year’s festival, which attracted over 4,000 people, events will take place in three locations across Altrincham town centre.

Both Goose Green and Kings Court will host music and entertainment on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August, while The Orange Tree on Old Market Place will have live music and street food throughout the day and into the evening on Sunday 27th August. Entry is free of charge at all three events.

The Orange Tree in Old Market Place will host live music and street food on Sunday

Brought together by Trafford Sound Radio, the Goose Green Summer Festival line-up features 16 bands and singers in total, including The Navettes, Plastic House, The Bright Black and the Jade Assembly on Saturday and Jess Kemp, Blank Cheque, Courteous Thief and headliners The Rainband on Sunday.

The fun will then continue into the night with Miami DJ Vinni Soul making his UK debut at the opening of the new Traders Tiki party room, and presenting one lucky winner with two tickets for a trip to Miami Beach.

The festival has proved a huge hit in Goose Green for the past two years

Cafes and restaurants around Goose Green will also be offering a great range of street food and drink, and there’ll be a Bubble Performer, face painting and glitter art for kids.

Katie Bland, BID Manager for Altrincham Unlimited, said: “Anyone coming to Altrincham over the past 12 months will have seen that the town has more and more to offer with every visit. This summer there has been a growing sense of confidence in Altrincham, with new shops, cafes and restaurants opening all the time.

“The Goose Green Summer Festival and live music events at Kings Court and The Orange Tree will give local residents and visitors from further afield more great reasons to spend time in Altrincham and discover all it has to offer.”