Music

If you have a musical event or gig taking place in and around Macclesfield – publicise it here.

If you have an event you want publicised here then please email us via the contact form

 

  • Sat
    07
    Dec
    2019
    Sat
    16
    May
    2020
    The Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield

    The Northern Chamber Orchestra is the oldest professional chamber ensemble in the North West turning 50 in 2017.

    There are six remaining concerts to be performed at the Heritage Centre in Macclesfield:

    Nicholas Daniel, oboe Saturday 7 December

    Nicholas Daniel

    Colin Currie, percussion Saturday 18 January

    Colin Currie

    Martin James Bartlett, piano Saturday 15 February

    Martin James Bartlett

    Benjamin Powell, piano Saturday 21 March

    Benjamin Powell

    Northern Chamber Orchestra Soloists Saturday 18 April

    Anthony Marwood Saturday 16 May

    Anthony Marwood

    The concerts are sponsored CDL Software, Macclesfield Town Council, Porthaven Care Homes, ForViva Group and Capstone Financial Management. The Northern Chamber Orchestra is extremely grateful for the support of all their sponsors, Patrons and Friends, which allows it to continue its vital work in schools and care homes, as well as offering free tickets to under 18s and students.

    Full information at: www.ncorch.co.uk/concerts

  • Tue
    21
    Jan
    2020
    Thu
    18
    Jun
    2020
    Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield SK11 6UT

    Recorded Information: 01625 423535 Enquiries: 07534 920495

    Tickets • can be purchased on the door, subject to demand • can be booked in advance at cinemac.org.uk • can be purchased in advance at the box office in the half-hour before any performance

    Giftcards • can be purchased online at cinemac.org.uk • can be purchased from the box office  in the half-hour before any performance

    Cinebar Our auditorium Bar is open 30mins before screenings (subject to the film being shown, and at live by satellite events). Tea, coffee, prosecco, wine, beer and spirits are available and may be taken into the auditorium.

    Cinemac Meal Deal The Cinemac Meal Deal with Fina Bar & Grill starts on Tuesday 2nd of April! For just £14 enjoy a delicious Italian meal and a trip to Cinemac! Meal Deal vouchers are available to purchase from the Cinemac Box Office or Fina. You can take advantage of this amazing offer by visiting Fina after one of our early evening shows or before our evening performances. As numbers are limited, please ensure that you call Fina before you visit to reserve your table. Fina’s phone number is: 01625 618744 The Meal Deal with Fina is now ongoing! Please note that the meal deal is only valid for film tickets and it does not include live events.

    Coming soon to Cinemac... Arighi Bianchi Luxury Sofa Seats!

    After listening to customer feedback, we've set out to improve customer comfort and overall enjoyment and are currently installing a luxury seating area with 2 and 3 seater sofas by Arighi Bianchi. You will soon be able to sit back, unwind and relax as they watch the latest film releases on the big screen in ultimate comfort! An Arighi Bianchi 2 person sofa film ticket will be priced at £20, and the 3 person sofa at £30 which is only £2.50 more per person than a standard adult ticket (Tuesday-Saturday). Our new Sofa Seats will be available from 27/01/2020, tickets can be purchased online or atour box office, we strongly recommend booking in advance as these tickets are sure to sell out quickly.

    Silver Screenings Concessions aged 60 & over get a free tea or filter coffee on a Wednesday before 14:30pm. Our Silver Screenings start on Wednesday the 18th of September.

    FILM & EVENT LISTINGS

    Tuesday 21st January LITTLE WOMEN (U) [1h 42m] 11:40

    1917 (15) [2h] 14:40, 17:30, 20:20

    Wednesday 22nd January Cinema Closed

    Thursday 23rd January 1917 (15) [2h] 17:30, 20:20

    Friday 24th January 1917 (15) [2h] 14:45 THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (PG) [2h] 17:30, 20:20

    Saturday 25th January THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (PG) [2h] 11:45 1917 (15) [2h] 14:30 THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (PG) [2h] 17:15 LITTLE WOMEN (U) [1h 42m] 20:00

    Sunday 26th January THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (PG) [2h] 11:45 1917 (15) [2h] 14:30 THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (PG) [2h] 17:15 LITTLE WOMEN (U) [1h 42m] 20:00

    Monday 27th January THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (PG) [2h] 11:45 1917 (15) [2h] 14:30 THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (PG) [2h] 17:15 LITTLE WOMEN (U) [1h 42m] 20:00

    Tuesday 28th January THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (PG) [2h] 11:45 1917 (15) [2h] 14:30 THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (PG) [2h] 17:15 LITTLE WOMEN (U) [1h 42m] 20:00

    Wednesday 29th January THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (PG) [2h] 11:00 1917 (15) [2h] 13:45 THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (PG) [2h] 16:30 La Bohème (Opera) 19:45

    Tuesday 28th January THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (PG) [2h] 11:45 1917 (15) [2h] 14:30 THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD (PG) [2h] 17:15 LITTLE WOMEN (U) [1h 42m] 20:00

    Royal Opera House Season 19/20

    Tuesday 25th February: Marston & Scarlett World Premieres (Ballet) 19:15

    Tuesday 24th March: Fidelio (Opera) 19:15

    Wednesday 1st April: Swan Lake (Ballet) 19:15 Tuesday 24th April: Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagliacci (Opera) 19:00 Thursday 28th May: The Dante Project (Ballet) 19:15 Thursday 18th June: Elektra (Opera) 19:45    

    Available to book now:

    February 4th: KINKY BOOTS THE MUSICAL - 19:00 February 9th: KINKY BOOTS THE MUSICAL - 14:00

    National Theatre Live

    Thursday 20th February: National Theatre Live: CYRANO DE BERGERAC 19:00 Thursday 21st May: National Theatre Live: THE WELKIN 19:00

    All listed films and live events now bookable at www.cinemac.org.uk

     

  • Sat
    04
    Apr
    2020
    Sat
    11
    Apr
    2020
    Macclesfield Town Centre

    There’s a new and egg-citing – and completely free – event taking place on the two Saturday’s before Easter – 4th and 11th April.

    Mrs Greenfingers has a lovely garden (in the town centre), with a vegetable patch filled with carrots, lettuce, green beans … everything a rabbit can dream for!

    The naughty White Rabbit has been raiding the garden, but luckily, Mrs Greenfingers has a good idea for distracting the bunny from eating all her veggies – she’s enlisted the rabbit and a friendly fox for an Easter Trail and created maps and puzzles that will hopefully keep them busy.
    There’ll be eggs hidden throughout her garden in the town centre and her animal friends have been challenged to find them with the help of a local children.

    There’s a tasty carrot at the end for the White Rabbit, a tasty egg for the Fox – and a chocolate treat for every child who joins the fun!

    Trails start and end in St Michael’s church yard and set off at 11 am, 1pm and 2:30 pm on both dates.

    The event has been organised by Macclesfield Town Council.

    Cllr Sarah Bennett-Wake, Community Champion for Macclesfield Town Council said ‘We know it can be tricky sometimes to find things for children to do in the school holidays. We hope that the egg hunt being completely free will allow families to enjoy a fun few hours together in the town centre.”

  • Fri
    08
    May
    2020
    12 noon to 4 pmMacclesfield South Park

    When Friday 8th May was declared a national bank holiday to allow families to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, plans began for a celebration concert in South Park.

    On Friday 8th May 12-4pm, the South Park bandstand will come alive with the sounds of wartime music and performances. Stalls and themed family activities will surround the bandstand. There will be free face painting on offer and the concert is completely free to enjoy.

    The iconic La Petit Frog will be there on the day serving crepes and drinks or you can bring your picnic, pitch up on the grassed area near the bandstand and enjoy the show!

    Macclesfield Academy have very kindly offered the use of their car park for visitors to the event.

    Along with the music event in South Park, The Cheshire Villages Great War Society will be staging a Tribute Exhibition at the Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield, on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May to commemorate the Ladies and Gentlemen of Macclesfield who perished in WW2. There will also be limited information of those who fought and returned.

    The hall will be open from 10am until 5pm each day. Admission is free and there will be refreshments available.

    These events are being organised in partnership between Macclesfield Town Council, Macclesfield Royal British Legion, the Cheshire Villages Great War Society and the Macclesfield Veterans Breakfast Club.

    Judy Higginson Secretary of the Macclesfield branch of the Royal British Legion said The branch are honoured to be part of the VE Day Celebrations. On the 8th of May we will be remembering the Men and Women of Macclesfield who didn’t come home. ‘We will remember them’.

  • Sat
    16
    May
    2020
    7 pm to 11 pmSutton Scout & Guide HQ, Church Lane, Sutton SK11 0DS

    NOTE: OWING TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
    WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

    In 2018 and 2019, Fine Lines + Borowski, Hammill, Mora and Moylan, performed sellout concerts at the Scout Hut, to very appreciative audiences.

    Local musicians Emily Doggett of Fine Lines (from Sutton) and Nigel Hammill )from Langley) will perform alongside BBC`s Mark Radcliffe (drums for Fine Lines) and the legendary George Borowski.

    Fine Lines perform mostly original material, written by lead singer, David Boardman and Mark Radcliffe, with sensational instrumental accompaniment and vocal harmonies from Zoe Blythe.

    Fine Lines are currently recording their third studio album and will be performing several new songs from the album on the night.

    George Borowski, who's been regarded as one of Manchester's leading singers and guitarists for several decades, will perform songs new and old. The band's contribution will feature powerful four-part vocal harmonies, on traditional folk songs, originals from both George and Galway singer and guitar player Martin Moylan.

    Nigel Hammill will bring is usual Geordie flavour to proceedings, along with some humorous songs written by his friend Ed Pickford.

    This event is sure to sell out quickly, so drop everything and get your tickets now from Nigel Hammill (07870 193131), Jo Hardy (01260 2538710 and the St Dunstan Inn, Langley.

    Doors and bar open at 7pm, Concert from 8 to 11 pm

    All profits from the fully licenced bar go to Sutton Scout and Guide fund

  • Thu
    21
    May
    2020
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    This is it, people. The moment has arrived.

    Following a one-off, sell-out show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last summer, Tim Vine is bringing Plastic Elvis to your town.

    Backed by an amazing five-piece, The High Noon Band, Plastic Elvis will shake, smoulder, and try to control his hair. In the end, he’ll break your heart as he belts out some of the King’s greatest hits. With special guests John Archer as Big Buddy Holly, and songwriting legend David Martin (who wrote four songs for the real Elvis). Tim says: “This isn’t a stand up show, but a concert dedicated to my favourite performer. When I was eleven years old, I would stand in front of my bedroom mirror and mime to the whole of 1972’s Elvis: As Recorded at Madison Square Garden album. This is a tribute act that is forty years in the making. Well, the waiting is over. It’s time to go public.”

    Warning: this show may contain moves that even Plastic Elvis himself isn’t expecting.

    "His charisma stunned me" – Plastic Elvis fan

    "From the opening fanfare to the emotional finale I was hooked" – The other fan

  • Sat
    23
    May
    2020
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    The Drifters will be back on tour in the UK with a brand-new show performing all their classic hits from the last six decades.  Following their phenomenally successful recent tour, which included dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall and Arenas around the UK, they’ve added further live shows for 2020 including one night only at Buxton Opera House on Saturday 23rd May. 

    The legendary group have previously been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, listed among the greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine and have produced an incredible list of hits - including; Saturday Night at the Movies, Come on Over to My Place, Stand By Me, Under the Boardwalk and many, many more!

    Following their 65th Anniversary year in 2018, The Drifters are back on the road with a line up hand-picked by Tina Treadwell herself - President of the Treadwell Entertainment Group and owner of The Drifters name.

    Tina’s father started the group with Clyde McPhatter and brought in several greats thereafter such as Johnny Moore and Ben E King.  Her mother Faye was later responsible for bringing the group to the UK and overseeing hits such as More than a number and Kissin’ in the back row.

    After the passing of her parents, it was down to Tina to continue the legacy of The Drifters name.  Following the group’s 65th anniversary year in which Tina announced a brand-new show with over 60 UK tour dates, the band are continuing to add further 2020 UK tour dates due to phenomenal demand, along with further international tours and other projects, soon to be announced. 

    Tina, who previously worked for Disney as an executive producer and casting director, believes this current line-up is one of the best to date and looks forward to the upcoming concert tour.  “I am very excited that following our 65th anniversary year we have a new show for the fans who we invite to join us in celebrating this incredible and everlasting story of The Drifters.”

    See The Drifters live at Buxton Opera House, Saturday 23rd May. Tickets are available via the official tour website thedrifters.co.uk or at buxtonoperahouse.org.uk, or call the venue box office on 01298 72190 

  • Tue
    16
    Jun
    2020
    Wed
    17
    Jun
    2020
    Clay House Farm, Flittogate Ln, Tabley, Knutsford WA16 0HJ

    The Royal Cheshire Show 2018 has to be one of the best ever – in fact there’s so much going on you’ll be hard pressed to cram everything in during one single day.

    The family-friendly event celebrates the agricultural heritage ingrained within the local community and with exhibitions, mouth-watering demonstrations and exhilarating performances, the Show promises visitors a great day out in the heart of Cheshire’s countryside.

    Paul Hannam – The Quad Bike Stunt Show

    This year, the Delamere Dairy Main Ring will feature quad-bike stuntman, Paul Hannam, from North Devon, who will put on a stellar display of precision riding, multiple roll stunt quad and trick riding.

    Delamere Dairy Main Ring - Royal Cheshire County Show 2019

    Visitors will also be able to experience the excitement of a day at the races condensed into Shetland Pony size with the second headline Delamere Dairy Main Ring attraction, “The Shetland Pony Grand National”.

    If you’re looking to entertain family, friends or clients a Royal Cheshire County Show VIP Marquee will fit the bill perfectly. Brand new for 2020, just four spacious 3m x 3m VIP Marquees will be available to hire for up to eight people. Prominently positioned facing the main ring with a small private garden area, the marquees will provide the perfect entertainment package. 

    The Show plays host to hundreds of competition classes for livestock, including pigs, cattle, sheep and dairy goats, as they all compete for the many coveted trophies available. Classes are also available for light and heavy horses, show jumping, rare breeds of livestock, poultry, pygmy goats, pigeons, cavies, rabbits and dogs.

    Amongst a jam-packed schedule of competitions, The Agri-Centre is a must-see experience for those who wish to learn how food is produced by Cheshire farmers with local farmers feeding calves, holding milking and sheep shearing demonstrations, along with many other presentations including veterinary care, butchery, ice cream making and bread making. 

    Trade Stands – Royal Cheshire County Show 2019

    After a successful Show debut in 2019, the Market of Makers is back for visitors to explore the very best unique, artisan and home-made products crafted by an array of skilful creators including artists, musicians, bakers, producers, designers and creators.

    Jean-Christophe Novelli

    Inside the Roberts Bakery Food Live Theatre, visitors can watch multi-Michelin star and 5/5 AA Rosette winning Chef, Author and Restaurateur, Jean-Christophe Novelli put on a mouth-water demonstration of culinary expertise. Ticketholders will also be able to taste Cheshire’s finest locally sourced produce inside the Roberts Bakery Hall which hosts local, regional and national producers and purveyors of fine food under two huge marquees.

    Rob Davenport, Show Director of The Royal Cheshire County Show, commented: “We are proud to organise this fantastic event which attracts a crowd of thousands annually from across Cheshire and beyond to experience the many interesting and fascinating aspects of farming and rural life. This year, guests will be able to browse unique handcrafted products at the Market of Makers, watch exhilarating attractions inside our brand-new VIP Marquees and view mouth-watering culinary demonstrations by our celebrity chefs – it’s all about The Royal Cheshire County Show!”

    To find out more information, or to book tickets for The Royal Cheshire County Show, please visit https://www.royalcheshireshow.org/ticket-enquiries/

  • Sat
    20
    Jun
    2020
    Queen's Park, Crewe, Cheshire

    Pride in the Park postponed - further details here

    The line-up for Cheshire East Council’s Pride in the Park 2020 event has been announced and there are some big acts leading the way, as it moves into its third year.

    The headline act for the event at Queens Park, Crewe on Saturday 20 June, is Bang Bang Romeo. The Doncaster three piece supported Pink last year on her European tour playing in front of huge crowds throughout the summer and recently released their debut album ‘A Heartbreaker’s Guide to the Galaxy.’

    Bang Bang Romeo

    Sam Callahan will also be appearing on the day at Queens Park. Sam was an X Factor finalist on the tenth series of the talent show and has become more and more involved in the  LGBT+ scene having performed at Pride events around the world. He’s also enjoying a prolific modelling career and has been on the front cover of Gay Times twice.

    Danny Beard is another big crowd-puller who will be at this year’s Cheshire East event. He is a performer, singer and cabaret artist who made his name as Drag Idol winner in 2015 before going on to be a semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent the following year.

    Councillor Jill Rhodes Cheshire East Council cabinet member for public health and corporate services, said: “It’s brilliant news to be having all these top quality acts performing at our Cheshire East Pride event in Crewe and I know that residents and visitors will come in their numbers to support the day.”

    There will also be DJs, a magician and an opportunity for an open mic competition winner to appear at the Queens Park Pride event.

    The council’s first open mic event for Pride will be held at Tom’s Tap and Brewhouse on Thomas Street in Crewe on Sunday 29 March from 3pm. That event will be compered by William Read, who himself enjoyed success as part of the group ‘The Showbears’ on Britain’s Got Talent.

    Anyone can come along and have a go, it doesn’t matter what your act is!

    Councillor Stewart Gardiner, Cheshire East Council member equality champion, said: “I’m really looking forward to Cheshire East Pride mark three. Following on from two previous successful events I am sure this year’s will be even better. I am particularly excited to see that we are attracting a crop of current stars to our event.”

    Visit the Pride website for more details of the event. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Kathy Bradley

     

  • Fri
    28
    Aug
    2020
    Mon
    31
    Aug
    2020
    Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA

    We realise that we are in a period of massive uncertainty and we all need to look forward to brighter, special days to share with groups of friends and family – so we are offering these tickets with NO RISK! We have contingency dates in place so if the festival moves your tickets are still valid! 

    For 48 hours only we’re offering a block of day-only tickets priced from £5, £7, £10, £25 each, just choose the ticket you can reasonably afford!

    These tickets will be on sale from 10 am Sat 28th March 2020.

    Tickets are expected  to sell out fast so head over to the Geronimo website as soon as they are released.  A car parking ticket at a cost of £10 applies (for a car with up to 7 passengers).

    If for any reason the festival has to be postponed we have the Aug bank holiday as our back up date and your tickets will just transfer or a full refund will be available!

    This offer is strictly day-only tickets. WHEN THEY’RE GONE – THEY’RE GONE!

    The HUGE itinerary is on the Geronimo website - keep checking back as new acts are being added all the time!

    See you there! www.geronimofest.com

  • Sat
    05
    Sep
    2020
    11 am to 11 pmCapeshorne Hall, Congleton Rd, Siddington, Macclesfield SK11 9JY

    After a first outing in 2019, Hide&Seek Festival returns to the grounds of Capesthorne Hallin Macclesfield, Cheshire on Saturday 5th September, with a line-up of dance music royalty.

    On the Hide&Seek Festival 2020 line up are titan French trio Apollonia and countryman Jeremy Underground, as well as certified dance music greats including Sonja Moonear and Raresh.

    Further names on the bill include, VOIGT.MAS, Ingi Visions, Detroit Swindle and Gene On Earth.

    Following on from last year’s debut event, organisers have promised bigger and better things, and festival-goers can expect entirely new stage concepts for this year as the event continues to build.

    The festival’s location, in the grounds of Capesthorne Hall Estate in Cheshire countryside, promises to host a unique, breath-taking experience that puts you at one with nature and music.

    You can find Hide&seek Festival tickets here.