Goosfest – The Heartbeat of Arts & Music in Cheshire


Goosfest – The Heartbeat of Arts & Music in Cheshire


Welcome to the Goosfest Arts & Music Festival

This is our 13th Goosfest – and as always, we’ve put together a huge range of music, entertainment, arts and community events. There’s something for everybody, including two events designed for children, so please browse this programme and get booking as quickly as possible!

Some highlights for 2019: globally-renowned singer Barbara Dickson with Scottish singer Rab Noakes; a presentation by Welsh naturalist and television wildlife presenter Iolo Williams; an Elvis tribute act by one of Europe’s top Elvis impersonators and The Budapest Café Orchestra. There’s the ever-popular Goosfest Buzz Comedy Night, plus storytelling, drama and lectures, and music ranging from guitar solos and classical, to jazz, country and Northern Soul.

Community events include an Art Exhibition, Goostrey Archives, Artisan Market, children’s show plus a children’s print-making workshop during our Art Exhibition, and other workshops covering flower arranging, photography, Roberts’ Bakery masterclasses, and gin-tasting.

There will be two opportunities to enjoy lunch at The Swettenham Arms accompanied by local singers with the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein; entertainment with meals at The Crown and The Yellow Broom, plus Irish food when ‘Goostrey Goes to Ireland.’

Last year, we launched our new Goosfest website, and this year, we’re moving to online booking only. Please note that there will no longer be a ‘physical’ Box Office via Roger Rushton’s house, in Brooklands Drive.

But don’t worry if you don’t have a computer or can’t access the Internet. There will be a 24-hour Goosfest Box Office telephone number where you will be able to leave your contact details and requirements. Goosfest will ring you back to personally assist you with your purchases.

Goosfest is a not-for-profit operation and we aim to keep our quality high and our ticket prices low. This is only possible if our local community continues to support Goosfest by attending events. We also thank our sponsors and Goostrey Parish Council.

If you’re new to Goosfest, come along and see what you’ve been missing! Make the most of a fantastic opportunity for entertainment and socialising on your doorstep. And to our regular Goosfesters, here’s to Goosfest 2019 and a great festival!

Goosfest Events

Goosfest is excited to announce the following line-up for this year’s Festival.