Altrincham is all about live music this August

28 Jul 2017
This August sees the return of Sounds Like Altrincham; a month-long celebration of Altrincham’s growing live music scene culminating in an August bank holiday weekend jam-packed with live music events all around the town centre, organised by Altrincham Unlimited.

Details of a wide range of live performances and gigs from jazz to rock to reggae to folk in venues all around Altrincham can be found in the What’s On section of, while the August bank holiday fun will include a number of FREE events, including the return of the Goose Green Festival (Sat 26th – Sun 27th Aug) a new Kings Court Summer Festival (Sat 26th- Sun 27th Aug) and a full day and evening of live music at the Orange Tree pub on Old Market Place (Sun 27th Aug).

Visitors will also be able to catch acoustic sets at Dawsons Music (Sat 26th Aug) and take advantage of one-day-only special offers on guitar lessons and equipment at Ashley Road’s Live Louder (Sat 26th Aug).

After a highly successful event in 2016, when over 4000 people attended the Goose Green Summer Festival over the course of the day, this year’s event will take place over 2 days in conjunction with Trafford Sound Radio, with sixteen bands and singers performing from 12-7pm on each day. Visitors will also be able to enjoy family entertainment and drinks and street food from bars and restaurants around the square.

Katie Bland, BID Manager for Altrincham Unlimited said:

“Last year’s Goose Green Summer Festival exceeded everyone’s expectations, and we’ve worked hard to expand this year’s event, taking it over two days and to a range of locations across Altrincham, with free entry across the board. With Goose Green, Kings Court and the Orange Tree all buzzing with live music and street food, visitors will be spoilt for choice, and it promises to be a fabulous bank holiday weekend in Altrincham.”

Altrincham is all about live music this August

Jon Belfield, Live and Local Presenter at Trafford Sound, said:

“After last year’s hugely popular event, the Goose Green Summer Festival now has a strong name in the north west, with bands and singers really keen to be a part of it. This year’s line-up, with its carefully selected mix of popular local singers and brilliant bands, draws together a wide range of musical genres and will make for a fantastic atmosphere in Goose Green over the bank holiday weekend. “

Martin Connolly, Partner at The Cheshire Tap, said:

“Thanks to our Sunday live music nights and weekend barbeques we’ve had some packed-out weekends in Kings Court this summer; we hope our Bank Holiday Festival will be the best yet and invite as many people as possible to come and join us!”

For more details and line-ups for all events go to

Altrincham is all about live music this August