TOP musical talents, sporting demonstrations and contests will provide a spectacular end to the series of summer festivals in Chester’s historic Northgate Quarter.
Huge crowds have enjoyed the free family-friendly festivals that the Northgate Quarter Association has been putting on throughout the summer.
Northgate Street, Rufus Court and Abbey Green will host the final festival on Sunday,
Music will be spread across three stages with the Northgate Street stage opening at noon, the Rufus Court stage opening at 1pm and the main stage in the Bulmers Garden on Abbey Green kicking off at 2pm.
Many of the city’s most popular performers are on the bill including The Rusty Cadillacs, Tiro Lark, Fabian Belassie and The Queens Minions.
The Nylon Hearts, Owen Chamberlain, Indigo Sky, Soul Revolver, Misty Blue Trip, Tabula, Amy Powell, Richard Bratt, Steve Peace and Daine will also be performing as the music continues until 10pm.
The festival, which begins in Northgate Street at noon, will be sport-themed and will feature fitness demonstrations and sporting challenges for young and old.
Rod Cox, chairman of the Northgate Quarter Association, said: “Sport Cheshire asked us if we could do something in keeping with the anniversary of the Olympics, so we’ve invited Geoffrey Bennett to share his collection of Victorian children’s games and organise family competitions.
“He’s assisted by extreme fitness and zumba instructor Carly McKay, owner of Chester Boot Camp, who will also set the children some challenges, challenge teams of adults in a tug-of war and set up plenty of individual contests too.
“There are prizes and they will be awarded at the close of the sports section at 4.30pm by one of the civic officials. The music will then rock on until 10pm."
There will also be a children's story tent, community art and hook-a-duck as well as art, retro furniture and cake stalls.
Katie Moore, who helped organise the festival, said she was grateful to the traders, stallholders and sponsors Bulmers, Sport Cheshire and councillors from across the city.
She said: “Please support all the local bars and shops. Without their support, the Association couldn’t organise anything. Buying an ice cream, beer or snack is the best way to make sure the festivals stay free.
“And where else will you ever get such good value , such good music and such a good time?”