An amazing programme of top entertainment is being brought together to thrill and enthrall visitors to the inaugural Cheshire Festival of Power which takes place this summer.
The hotly anticipated new event is planned for the August Bank Holiday weekend when it will take over the 50-acre Ashley Hall Showground near Altrincham.
A packed two days of carefully chosen arena entertainment is promised for the event on 27-28 August, headlined by the brilliant Bolddog Lings FMX Team. The UK’s top freestyle motocross display team – and official stunt team of Honda – provides a unique, non-stop show featuring Britain’s best motocross and extreme sports experts.
The show, based around the world’s largest and most sophisticated mobile landing system, features the UK’s top ranked freestyle motocross riders who are continually pushing the boundaries of FMX.
It promises to have audiences on the edge of their seats with its daring stunts, heart-stopping tricks and non-stop aerial action – some with riders giving live commentary to the crowd as they fly 35ft in the air.
And between displays, visitors are invited to get a closer look at the interactive stand where they can see the bikes close up and meet the riders.
The arena will also host Nick Gregory’s Misselchalke Gundogs. Nick Gregory has been a winner and runner-up in the Kennel Club’s Cocker Spaniel Championship which he has also judged.
An internationally recognised dog trainer who is particularly in demand in the United States, he will showcase his skillful training techniques with the assistance of a range of gundogs from spaniels to Labradors and from puppies to fully trained animals in this unmissable, family-friendly show.
The show’s finale will give people the chance to see Nick working different dogs off lead while remaining in complete control.
Meanwhile ahead of the August festival date there is a chance to enter an amazing car raffle with the prize being a Porsche 911 worth a stunning £90,000.
Tickets will be sold for the opportunity to become the new owner of this iconic and legendary high-performance sports car, with the winning ticket being picked at the Festival of Power itself. And there will also be a charitable donation made from the funds raised.
Elsewhere, car lovers and petrol heads won’t want to miss the Motor Brand Showcase which will feature classic and supercar paddocks packed with exclusive models like Bentley, Rolls Royce, McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nissan Nismo, Tesla and more.
There will also be classic and superbikes on display, including Ducati and Honda, while GB Helicopters will show one of their fleet next to the main stage.
And visitors will be able to learn more about some of their favourite vehicles with car clubs set to be in attendance, while there will also be a fascinating steam and traction engine display.
Family-friendly attractions also include a huge, traditional funfair.
Meanwhile the festival also boasts a stellar music line-up with two nights of unmissable live performances on the main stage.
M-People singer Heather Small will headline on Saturday 27 August. And on Sunday 28 August there’s a chance to break out all those groovy disco moves when the brilliant Boney M, featuring Maisie Williams, take centre stage.
Festivalgoers will also be able to enjoy a wide range of delicious and carefully chosen gourmet food and drink options – with the festival beer being Moretti, and an artisan Makers Market packed with gift and craft stalls.
Cheshire Festival of Power Managing Director Sir Peter Grainger said: “Since we announced the new Cheshire Festival of Power last month we’ve been overwhelmed by the reaction from the public – there’s a real appetite out there for what is going to be a great, family-friendly August Bank Holiday weekend.
“The whole team has worked hard to bring together a programme of high-quality events and attractions that together will make the Festival of Power an unmissable two days of exhilarating entertainment.
“In addition to that, we’re also delighted to be able to offer such a stunning raffle prize for one lucky festivalgoer who will be able to roar into September behind the wheel of one of the great, iconic sports cars of the last 50 years.”
Day tickets for the Cheshire Festival of Power are £27.50 for adults and £10 for children – while youngsters aged four and under go free (although you will need to order a ticket). There are also special family and weekend ticket options.
VIP Experience tickets include fast track entrance, access to a VIP area with special bars, foodstalls and toilets, a complimentary glass of champagne or bottle of premium beer, and entrance to the Secret Wood – an exclusive cosy lantern-lit area behind the main stage with bespoke music, bars and food.
And an Ultimate Hospitality Experience includes the full VIP package with the addition of access to a caddy to go to any location in the festival, a drinks/table package in the hospitality suite, and a meet-and-greet with the headline acts.
All tickets are subject to a booking fee.
Cheshire Festival of Power will take place across the weekend of Saturday 27 August and Sunday 28 August 2022, at Ashley Hall Showground near Altrincham.
For more information visit www.cheshirefestivalofpower.
Book tickets via Ticketline at https://www.ticketline.co.uk/