Friday, 31 July 2009

Windystock Weekend

But first there is tonight and Hayley Westenra sings. The biggest selling classical artist of the 21st Century (so far) is performing at Gawsworth Open Air Theatre with the Raven Quartet. The forecast is fine and right now the sun is shining making it all the more tempting, but to be wise, check ticket availability before venturing forth.

The main event though must be Windystock, a fest of fine local music - The Virginmarys, Rough Twist, The Merchants of Cool and Skipping Madrid to name just a few. The setting could not be more stunning and profits go to the Windyway Trust. £10 per ticket with a family ticket at £30 for up to 3 children; and it's just £2 if you want to go for the whole festival experience and pitch your tent. We will see you there, with a picnic and a blanket but we're not planning on being under canvas this weekend.
Gawsworth Open Air Theatre: 01260 223456.

Windyway, Old Buxton Road, Macclesfield: 01625 422246.
Tickets also available from:
Windyway Trust Shop, 71-73 Chestergate.
Magpie Music, Macclesfield
AA Music, Congleton

1 comment:

lorna said...

Didn't manage to catch Hayley Westenra at Gawsworth, but we went to see The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain and WHAT a pleasant surprise that turned out to be (we'd booked it for my folks who were visiting as we thought they'd enjoy it)! After a picnic in the gardens we were entertained beyond my expectations. I'd have struggled before I experienced them to imagine that a ukelele orchestra could be so much fun - very talented, unpretentious, clever bunch of people who had us rolling with laughter! My personal fav was when they played the tune from Pulp Fiction, but I also loved singing along with "Anarchy in the UK". Can't wait to see them again!