Another record-breaking year for Goose Green Festival with just under 9,000 visitors over the weekend

28 Aug 2019
Another record-breaking year for Goose Green Festival with just under 9,000 visitors over the weekend

The fifth annual Goose Green Festival, organised by Altrincham’s Business Improvement District (Altrincham Unlimited), was yet again a massive hit with a record-breaking attendance over the weekend. Close to 9,000 festival goers came along to enjoy the music in Altrincham on the Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend. 


Overall the town’s footfall was up 19.7% compared to the same weekend the previous year.  Other music venues throughout the town put on live performances over the weekend with King’s Court particularly receiving comments from visitors that they had never seen it so busy! 

The Festival line-up this year included ‘32 Tens’ who have had over a million streams on Spotify, Saturday headliner act ‘Luna Bay’ who have sold out numerous shows across the UK and ‘The Zangwills’ who are about to headline a sell-out show at the Deaf Institute in Manchester, plus our Sunday headline act ‘Argh Kid’, the official poet for UEFA, the NSPCC and Manchester United.

Ewen Miller, Chair of the BID Board for Altrincham Unlimited said: “It’s great to see this event continue to grow each year through the fantastic effort of the BID Team and everyone involved, and of course, this year the weather was also on our side! The festival has achieved a strong reputation for showcasing great music from up and coming artists as well as more established names. Visitor numbers throughout the town were fantastic over the bank holiday weekend.”

Another record-breaking year for Goose Green Festival with just under 9,000 visitors over the weekend

The Festival line-up this year included ‘32 Tens’ who have had over a million streams on Spotify, Saturday headliner act ‘Luna Bay’ who have sold out numerous shows across the UK and ‘The Zangwills’ who are about to headline a sell-out show at the Deaf Institute in Manchester, plus our Sunday headline act ‘Argh Kid’, the official poet for UEFA, the NSPCC and Manchester United.

Adam Wilde from House Restaurant and Bar commented: “The festival had such a tremendous atmosphere and we achieved a record take on both Saturday and Sunday which we’re delighted with. We remained busy into the early hours on both days too! We’ve received lots of positive feedback both about this year’s line-up and the children’s activities. Thank you to the BID Team, they all did a fab job!”.

This year’s festival also raised an incredible £2,000 for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT). The charity provides holidays and activities for terminally ill, chronically sick, disabled and disadvantaged children.

Another record-breaking year for Goose Green Festival with just under 9,000 visitors over the weekend