Chester Rocks

2013 sees one of Chester Rocks’ hottest line ups to date with stunning acts ‘The Wanted’ performing on the 15th of June with special guests Union J, and Jessie J will be performing on the 16th of June, with special guests Lawson.

These fantastic acts will be performing right on Chester Racecourse, one of the finest and renowned outdoor music venues there is.

Jessie J is taking the music scene by storm and just announced she had a special ‘treat’ lined up to for comic relief. Meanwhile The Wanted have just been awarded the ‘People’s Choice Award’ in the USA.

Chief Executive Richard Thomas announced the line up with “Everyone at the racecourse is really excited to be hosting Chester Rocks again, this is a fantastic event for Chester and the North west to have; The Wanted and Jessie J on two consecutive days is amazing, I have no doubt that demand for tickets will be very high and attract attention from across the UK.”

The event is set to be a massive spectacle of music and fun, you definitely don’t want to miss out on Chester Rocks and see these 4 incredible acts.

If you arent local to the area there’s a variety of accomodation in the area to make full use of

Chester Regatta

The annual Chester regatta is returning to us once again on Saturday the 15th of June. The regatta includes a rowing competition, the oldest of its kind in the world which was first established in 1733. Over 200 crews to battle it out in a knock out style series of fast-paced races, for all ages and racing boat styles.

This is an awesome day out for all the family to enjoy, presenting the chance to be a part of an event which is a vital part of not only Chester’s history, but the history of regattas worldwide.

The venue of the race is The River Dee, the regatta ground is based at Sandy Lane next to the Sailing Club races kick off at the red house and end just past the sailing club.
Food and drink will be readily available at the regatta ground, with a number of different stalls to get goods from.

Over 22 clubs will be competing overall, with a great course, great location and a wide range of events. The course is 750 metres wide and straight, with plenty of room to warm up at the start. There’s easy boating and a lot of rigging space to make the experience as smooth as possible. The wide range of events covers all levels so everyone can get involved! With sections for Juniors, Seniors, Masters, Novices and even open, all boat classes. The winners will be rewarded with specially engraved Victor Ludorum Trophies in the junior and senior trophies, for the most successful club/school or university to keep. In the refreshments tent there will be bacon/sausage butties, burgers, cakes, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks, including beer, and even more munch to be had!

Chester itself is a lovely city, there’s loads to do, especially in summer, so you’d do well to make a weekend out of it all, there’s Roman Walls to walk, a 13th century Cathedral, lots of amazing cafes and pubs. There’s plenty of accommodation in Chester, with hotels from budget to 5*, bed and breakfasts. Why not stick around and make a weekend of it?

Regardless this year’s Chester Regatta is sure to be a phenomenal event and a perfect way to spend a weekend of precious summertime.

Chester Music Festival

The MBNA Chester music festival is uniquely created, produced and performed by leading international soloists and chamber musicians. The Incredible and charismatic Giovanni a Guzzo leads the festival.

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The festival is made entirely by the musicians themselves, leading it to be called “The Musicians’ Festival”.

The Festival features performances such as the Handel Coronation Anthems, Benjamin Britten, Britain Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Martin Roscoe, Craig Ogden, Cerys Matthews, Sophie Rosa, Ksenija Sidorova on the accordion, Tina May, and so much more!Tina May, a gifted lyricist, consummate vocalist and dazzling entertainer will be bringing to life the music of Edith Piaf, France’s most beloved entertainer, national icon and musical legend. Tina May creates unbelievable atmosphere with her beautiful voice and enthralling stage presence.

Bringing the festival to a close is the absolutely incredible Ensemble Deva; Giovanni Guzzo leading, Mirijam Contzen, Sophie Rosa and Sophie Mather on Violin. There’s also Richard Williamson and Kay Stephen on Viola. To top it off, Hannah Roberts and Mikhail Nemstov playing the cello.

A collection of the finest musicians in the area to present an absolutely breathtaking concert that you are not likely to forget in a hurry.

This festival brings quality music to enjoy over June, and with a season ticket you can enjoy all the great sounds of Ensemble DEVA for only £75, that’s 50% off what you would pay to go and see them all individually! You also get a year’s membership, which is normally worth £35!

Without a doubt, if you are in the areas then you definitely need to see one or two concerts; it would be a travesty if you were to miss out on such a rare collection of talent. Chester music festival is a treat for the ears and the mind, an unforgettable time to be had