The Altrincham Festival returns this year for a special TWO-DAY extravaganza – here’s the full line-up

By David Prior at

Timperley’s Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Rob King and Frank Sidebottom’s former band The Freshies are among the acts appearing as part of the Altrincham Festival’s first ever two-day show.

Trafford’s biggest free event of the year returns to Altrincham for a two-day extravaganza over the weekend of Saturday July 6th and Sunday July 7th.

Britain’s Got Talent star Rob King will be appearing on Sunday at the Altrincham Festival

Thousands are once again expected to line the streets for the Parade through Altrincham and Timperley before the entertainment and live music continues at the Festival Showground, which takes place on the Beech Fields recreation grounds off Grange Avenue in Timperley.

On both days there will be the John Collins Fun Fair, stalls, a huge selection of food and drink, dog show, car boot (on the Sunday) and more.

Manchester band Ideal Forgery will also be appearing

Among those performing will be The Voice Kids UK star Mandy Scarlett, Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Rob King, The Freshies – who had a hit in 1980 with “I’m in love with the girl on Manchester Virgin Megastore Checkout Desk” – Manchester bands Ideal Forgery and The Latecomers, local dance schools Jannik Dance and Onyx Dance.

Here’s the line-up for Saturday July 6th at the Showground:

  • 11am Northern Souls
  • 11:50am┬áMandy Scarlett
  • 12:30pm Parade arrives
  • 1:30pm Jannik Dance
  • 2:10pm Onyx Dance
  • 2:50pm The Freshies
  • 3:40pm The Latecomers
  • 4:30pm Ideal Forgery
  • 5:35pm Hubster

Sunday July 7th

  • 11am The Urban Poet – Fred Varden
  • 11.20am June Rendell Dance Academy
  • 12pm Bowdon Rugby Male Voice Choir
  • 12.35pm Waiting 4 Bob
  • 1.15pm Zumba
  • 2pm Rob King
  • 2.40pm Northern Lights Acoustic Duo
  • 3.30pm Roxanne and the Bandits