Showing posts with label Hale Barns Carnival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hale Barns Carnival. Show all posts

Friday, 7 February 2020

Hale Barns Carnival 2020 Announces Three Headline Concerts

Three headline acts have been announced for Hale Barns Carnival 2020 - and due to high demand, a third evening concert has been added to the increasingly popular community festival.

Last year organisers were thrilled with a record number of visitors to the event, which raised more than £100,000 for the local community.

This year's event takes place across the weekend of Friday 17th July, Saturday 18th July and Sunday 19th July 2020 - and this year's event boasts its biggest headliners yet, including Motown royalty.


Organisers are delighted to announce this year's headline live acts performing at Hale Barns Carnival 2020 are Motown Legend Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, opera vocalist Russell Watson, and Seventies pop rock band Bay City Rollers.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas are heading to Cheshire for an exclusive festival performance, they will entertain audiences with their vast Motown back catalogue on the Sunday evening (19th July), accompanied by a full band.

Martha, who was seen on Celebrity Masterchef on television screens in 2019, will be performing at Hale Barns on the weekend of her 79th Birthday. Fans can look forward to live performances of her smash hit songs including Nowhere to Run, Heat Wave, Jimmy Mack - and the best selling Motown single of all time, Dancing in the Street, which was later covered in the 1980's by Mick Jagger and the late David Bowie.

A very special Proms with Russell Watson officially opens Hale Barns Carnival 2020 on the Friday evening (17th July). Salford-born Russell Watson is the UK's best-selling classical artist, and this year marks the 20th anniversary since his debut solo album The Voice hit the number one chart spot and catapulted the singer into the music industry spotlight.

Russell will be joined by his band performing a specially curated set of full proms classics, including massive anthems, Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Nessun Dorma. The Friday Night concert will be supporting local charity The Seashell Trust, with all profits from the evening being donated to the charity.


The following evening (Saturday 18th July), tartan pop rock sensations the Bay City Rollers will be shaking their shang-a-lang following an extensive tour of Japan and Canada.

The band will be flying back into the UK especially for the Saturday night concert. Fans of the tartan army are guaranteed a show-stopping evening as the band perform their back catalogue of greatest hits including Bye Bye Baby, Shang A Lang, Remember and Summerlove Sensation.

Gates open at 6pm for the live concerts on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with the concerts starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the evening concerts are now on sale. All 100% of the evening concerts will be donated towards community projects and charities. One ongoing project supported by the event is to help fund a building project to create a new community hall in Hale Barns, which will provide a platform to showcase local talent and run adult learning and youth projects.

The live concerts are once again complemented by a two-day free Hale Barns Carnival family event on the Saturday and Sunday (18th and 19th of July).

The daytime programme will feature more than 100 attractions including falconry displays, pop-up theatre, craft activity tent, traditional fun fair rides, supercars, makers' market, food village and bars. Daytime entry is free from 12pm until 5pm.

Organiser Max Eden from Hale Barns Events commented: "Hale Barns Carnival is back bigger and better than ever before. Due to phenomenal demand and the incredible support of the local community, we are adding an extra date making the event three days for the first time ever.

"We're incredibly excited that the incredible queen of Motown Martha Reeves; operatic sensation and local lad Russell Watson; and Seventies tartan rockers the Bay City Rollers are joining us at the Hale Barns Carnival 2020. Each concert promises something completely different to enjoy and experience first-hand.

"With a bigger concert stage and even bigger acts, we want to make this the best Hale Barns Carnival we've ever had - and I still can't believe we've got a real Motown legend coming to Hale Barns, it's just wonderful. We're also looking forward to once again inviting visitors to enjoy the daytime festival atmosphere free of charge. Come and join us for a weekend of live music and family fun - it's the Summer event you won't want to miss."

Further announcements will be made in the coming weeks.

For further information you can visit the Hale Barns Carnival website, or their social media pages on the following channels:

Website - www.halebarnscarnival.co.uk
Facebook - www.facebook.com/HaleBarnsCarnival
Twitter - @HaleBarnsEvents #HBCarnival

Listing Details

Hale Barns Carnival 2020
Friday 17th July 2020 - Proms with Russell Watson
Saturday 18th July 2020 - Bay City Rollers
Sunday 19th July 2020 - Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Venue: St Ambrose Fields, Hale Road, Hale Barns, WA15 0HE

Free daytime activity on Saturday and Sunday (18th July and 19th July) from 12pm to 5pm
Evening concerts (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) - gates open 6pm / show starts 7.30pm

Weekend pass available to cover all three concerts for £75*
Solo concert tickets available at £30* per evening

Tickets can be booked online at www.halebarnscarnival.co.uk

*Subject to per ticket booking fee.

**Disclaimer - This post is written based on a press release kindly provided by BEA. Details provided are believed to be correct at the time of publishing, but are subject to change. I would therefore always recommend visiting the events own website, in order to obtain the most up to date information.

Friday, 12 July 2019

Dates for your Diary - Hale Barns Carnival - 20th & 21st July 2019

The Carnival Countdown is now on, as Hale Barns Carnival returns with its biggest ever programme, taking place across the weekend of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July 2019 with plenty of activities for all ages.

The two-day festival, organised by Hale Barns Events, will feature more than 100 attractions including a traditional fun fair, falconry displays, supercars, sports, arts and crafts, artisan market and food village - complemented by an all-star live concert each evening to perfectly round off two fantastic days.

 This is the third annual Hale Barns Carnival and Hale Barns Events are once again inviting visitors to enjoy the daytime carnival atmosphere free of charge between 12pm and 5pm on both days. This complimentary admission is made possible thanks to the support of event sponsors retail giant B&M, Manchester Airport, and Benchmark Security Group.

The weekend's programme will open at 12pm on the Saturday with a special performance from the Manchester Survivors Choir on the B&M Stage. The choir is made up of survivors and people directly affected by the Manchester Arena bomb attack in 2017.

The evening concerts are ticketed and gates will open at 6pm with concerts starting at 7:30pm on both evenings. All 100% of the ticket revenue will go towards community projects.

Evening performances includes 80s singing sensations Owen Paul and Nathan Moore from Brother Beyond; disco and soul legends Odyssey and The Real Thing; and a headline DJ set from Spandau Ballet's Martin Kemp.


Visitors enjoying the daytime carnival experience can look forward to High Jinx pop-up theatre. The 200-seater inflatable centerpiece will feature shows throughout the day, showcasing the wonderful talents of magician and illusionist Michael Jordan. Fans of stunts, tricks and acrobatics won't want to miss this highlight.

A huge host of live music and acts will take to the B&M Stage throughout the day on both the Saturday and Sunday and will include local bands, dance troupes, choirs and tributes.

Performers across the weekend include Bananarama tribute Nanarama; State of Quo, a tribute to Status Quo; Irish dancing; electric and acoustic group String Infusion; charting Country music star Danny McMahon; Scarlett Quigley from The Voice; Retro City Orchestra; The Urban Poet Ged Austin; and the Oxfam Fashion Show.


Cheshire's very own Vale Royal Falconry make a welcome return to educate visitors about British birds of prey and their habitat. The team are preparing impressive aerial displays to be shown across the weekend in the brand new event arena located in the centre of the showground.

Robinson's Brewery in Stockport will show their stunning Shire horses, where visitors can meet the horses and learn about Robinson's new breeding programme. From four-legged horses to four-wheeled supercars. Motor enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice with an impressive display of sports and classics cars, including James Bond's very own Aston Martin Db5 and the DeLorean made famous in the Back to the Future films.

Back in the centre arena, visitors can watch the incredible skills of master wood carvers while they work live and turn tree trunks into forest animals right in front of their eyes.

Seldon's Fun Fair return with traditional rides and experiences for festivalgoers of all ages. New for 2019, Kids Craft Clubs will be located across the site where youngsters can try their hand at SandArt and other craft activities.

A sports showcase is also a new interactive addition, with many local sports groups offering visitors a chance to get sporty and join in with mini challenges across the weekend. The Makers Market will host more than 50 talented artisan producers of arts and crafts, gifts, food and drink. Visitors are always bound to find something a little bit different and unexpected.


With so much to see, do and experience, visitors will work up an appetite and thirst - and they are sure to be spoilt for choice.

Hale Barns Carnival prides itself on its choice and variety when it comes to its Food Village. It's award-winning offering this year includes wood fired pizza, Belgium waffles, halloumi fries, and Greek souvlaki.

As well as taking along their stunning Shire horses, Robinsons Brewery will also be hosting its very own unique pub experience on the showground with pop-up bars and terraces.

The evening ticketed activity on Saturday and Sunday starts at 6pm, followed by live concerts from 7.30pm. Saturday evening's concert shines a disco and soul spotlight on Hale Barns with live performances from groups The Real Thing and Odyssey.

While on the Sunday there is an 80s-themed concert with performers Owen Paul and Nathan Moore, followed by headliner Martin Kemp with a Back to the 80s DJ Set.

Max Eden from Hale Barn Events commented: "We are ready to kick-start the summer and cannot wait to welcome visitors of all ages to Hale Barns Carnival. We have a tremendous programme lined up this year with plenty of activities on offer to keep everyone entertained throughout the entire weekend! Bring the whole family along and enjoy the wonderful carnival atmosphere!"

For further information you can visit the Hale Barns Carnival website or their social media pages on the following channels:

Website - www.halebarnscarnival.co.uk
Facebook - www.facebook.com/HaleBarnsCarnival
Twitter - @HaleBarnsEvents

Listing Details

Event - Hale Barns Carnival
Venue - St Ambrose Fields, Hale Road, Hale Barns, WA15 0HE
Dates - Saturday 20th July and Sunday 21st July 2019

Times - Free daytime activity on both days from 12pm until 5pm
Evening concerts - gates open 6pm / show starts 7:30pm

Tickets - Evening Ticket £25 / Adult Weekend Pass £45
Under 16's £10 per evening / Weekend Pass £15

Tickets can be booked online at www.halebarnscarnival.ticketline.co.uk or by calling 0844 8889991 (subject to per ticket booking fee).

*Disclaimer - This is a press release for an upcoming event from BEA. Details provided are believed to be correct at time of publishing, but are subject to change. I would therefore always recommend visiting the events own website in order to obtain the most up to date information.

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Dates for your Diary - Hale Barns Carnival Announce Star-Studded Line-up for 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the popular two-day Hale Barns Carnival and organisers have recently revealed a star-studded line-up to headline the 2019 event. The third annual Hale Barns Carnival will take place across the weekend of Saturday 20th July and Sunday 21st July 2019, with its biggest line up yet!

The event will be packed with fun for all the family including amazing attractions, traditional fun fair, an artisan foodie village - plus an all-star live concert each evening to perfectly round off two fantastic days.

Daytime entry to the Hale Barns Carnival is free from 12pm until 5pm on both days. However, the evening concerts require tickets which are available to purchase now from halebarnscarnival.ticketline.co.uk. The gates for the concerts will open at 6pm, with the concerts scheduled to start at 7.30pm. 100% of the ticket revenue will go towards community projects.

Organisers Hale Barns Events recently revealed that Spandau Ballet's Martin Kemp will perform on the B&M stage but have kept the other all-star names under wraps - until now!

They are delighted to announce that Martin Kemp will be joined by three further headline acts - The Real Thing, Nathan Moore from Brother Beyond and disco legends Odyssey return to Hale Barns, back by popular demand! Martin Kemp will headline the Sunday evening concert with a Back to the 80's DJ set - as well as some Spandau Ballet classics to entertain the crowd.

Martin shot to fame as part of the 'New Romantics' group Spandau Ballet, selling millions of records worldwide, with hits including Only When You Leave, Through the Barricades, True, and of course Gold. A successful TV and film career also followed with roles in Eastenders and The Krays, as well as TV appearances on Celebrity Island, and judging on BBC talent show Let It Shine.

Martin will be joined on the Sunday evening by fellow 80's heartthrob, Nathan Moore from Brother Beyond. Nathan was the front man of boy band Brother Beyond, who were formed in 1987 and had a string of Top 40 hits including The Harder I Try, which was produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman.


The disco and soul spotlight is on Saturday evening's concert with live performances from legendary bands, The Real Thing and Odyssey. Liverpool band and soul legends The Real Thing features original band members Chris Amoo and Dave Smith. The group will perform their top selling hits including You To Me Are Everything, Can't Get By Without You and Feel The Force.

Disco superstars Odyssey return to Hale Barns direct from the USA due to popular demand to play to their "favourite audience". Odyssey played at the very first Hale Barns Carnival in 2017 - and they're set to wow audiences for a second time with hits including Use It Up & Wear It Out, Native New Yorker, Inside Out and the iconic disco anthem Going Back To My Roots. Odyssey lead singer Steven Collazo added: "We are so excited to be coming back to Hale Barns in 2019, you guys were crazy last time and we had so much fun We can't wait to party with you all again in beautiful Hale Barns along with our friends The Real Thing."

Organisers Hale Barn Events are again inviting visitors to enjoy the daytime carnival experience free of charge. Complimentary admission is made possible thanks to the support of event sponsors including Benchmark Security Group. Free entry until 5pm across both days include a vast array of more than 100 attractions, including spectacular falconry displays, magic illusionists, traditional fun fair rides and artisan market. Live entertainment during both days includes talented local acts on the main stage, including award-winning tribute acts of Bananarama, Status Quo and Duran Duran.

The community focussed day event will open on the Saturday at noon with the Manchester Survivors Choir performing a special set on the B&M Stage, made up of survivors and people directly affected by the recent Manchester bombing. The choir was recently featured on the Take That 30th anniversary documentary on BBC, which saw Gary, Mark and Howard surprise the choir at a rehearsal in nearby Timperley.

The day event will also feature a number of special attractions and displays including James Bond's actual Aston Martin DB5 on display which was used in the latest Daniel Craig film; Spectre along with a spectacular display of super cars and movie cars worth over ten million pounds! With high flying Falconry displays, Shire Horses, a Kids Craft and Make Zone and a bustling gift and craft market - there is something for all the family to enjoy!

Famous faces from the world of TV and Film will be attending with the opportunity to meet and greet your favourites and even get a selfie, whilst listening to the best of local music and entertainment on the B&M Stage, sponsored by B&M Bargains and Benchmark Security.

Max Eden from Hale Barns Events commented: "We are excited that we can finally reveal our all-star line-up of headline acts for Hale Barns Carnival 2019 - The weekend is going to be packed with fun for all the family with a fantastic live concert each evening and we have some very special surprises planned for both days.

"We're thrilled to again offer free entry until 5pm across both days, encouraging visitors to come along and see what the Hale Barns Carnival is all about before the main event on both evenings. Saturday's concert is all about the disco and soul, while Sunday is going to be one big 80's party, don't forget to dig out the neon and leg warmers. We look forward to welcoming visitors to the third annual Hale Barns Carnival!"

For further details you can visit the Hale Barns Carnival Website, or their social media channels which are:

Website - www.halebarnscarnival.co.uk
Facebook - HaleBarnsCarnival
Twitter - @HaleBarnsEvents #HBC19

Listing Details

Event - Hale Barns Carnival
Location - St Ambrose Fields, Hale Road, Hale Barns, WA15 0HE
Dates - Saturday 20th July and Sunday 21st July 2019
Times - Daytime Activities on both days from 12pm to 5pm / Evening concerts gates open 6pm, with shows starting 7.30pm.
Daytime Ticket Price - Entrance to the daytime event (12pm to 5pm) is free.
Evening Ticket Price - Adults £25 / Adult Weekend Pass £45 / Under 16's £10 / Under 16's Weekend Pass £15

Tickets are available now and can be booked online by visiting halebarnscarnival.ticketline.co.uk or by calling 0844 888 9991 (subject to per ticket booking fee).


*Disclaimer - This post is a press release provided by BEA.