As well as great beer, great cider and top food choices, Chorlton Beer & Cider Festival seeks to add some top entertainment for our Friday & Saturday visitors (Thursday is quiet day for those for whom beer is all the entertainment they need).

For 2017, we’ve got two great local acts lined up:

Friday 7th July – The Hootles

The Hootles are Matt Wolff (vocals &

harmonica) and Jonny Lexus (guitar & vocals). Matt and John are two of the most sought after musicians in the UK. As performers they have appeared everywhere from The Marquee to The Royal Albert Hall. They have worked with Elbow, Paul Heaton, Stephen Fretwell and many others.

As The Hootles they use acoustic guitar, harmonica and superb vocal harmonies to breathe new life into golden oldies, modern anthems, childhood favourites, guilty pleasures and forgotten classics! They play songs by XTC, Elvis Costello, Squeeze, Talking Heads, The Who, The Rolling Stones, ELO, The Jam and many more


Saturday 8th July (afternoon) – Live Jazz

On Saturday afternoon, our resident jazz band will return with gentle background music to while away the afternoon.


Saturday 8th July (evening) – Pete ‘Churchy’ Rootsman

Pete ‘Churchy’ Rootsman is well known on the Manchester music scene with his charasmatic performances.

Rootsman plays a mixture of Soul, Pop, Blues and Reggae in his set and can appear on his own playing guitar and loop pedals or as a duo, trio or quartet.

With all of his performances you can expect a lot of interaction with the audience, some beautifully arranged songs and a velvety voice that will sooth every trouble you thought you had!