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What Is AlderFest?

Photograph of the blog post author, Georgia Carter

Georgia Carter


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Festivals play a significant part in the music culture around the UK. And AlderFest is one festival that champions British artists and is fun for all the family too. 


What Is AlderFest?

AlderFest is an annual music festival held in the picturesque town of Alderwood. The festival is a celebration of music, art, and culture, and attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world.

The festival features a diverse lineup of musicians from different genres, including rock, pop, hip-hop, and electronic music.

Previous headliners have been acts such as; FIVE, The Feeling, Blazin’ Squad, Toploader & Scouting for Girls. Supporting these amazing names have been some talented tribute acts, such as; Planet ABBA, Take on This, Spice Girls – The Experience and Mini Mixx.

The festival also provides a platform for up-and-coming artists to showcase their talent and gain exposure.In addition to the music, AlderFest also offers a variety of other activities for attendees to enjoy.

What Else Can We Expect At AlderFest? 

There are art installations, food trucks, and vendors selling merchandise. There are also workshops and panels where attendees can learn about different aspects of the music industry, such as songwriting, producing, and marketing.

Festival Goers

When & Where?

AlderFest 2023 will take place from 30th June-1st July.

Both the Friday Night Dance Anthems and Saturday Family Festival will be held at Alderford Lake.

Address – Alderford Lake, Tilstock Rd, Whitchurch, SY13 3JQ

Friday Night Dance Anthems

Why not throw some shapes to the best bangers of the decades!

Friday Night Dance Anthems is a new addition for 2023, delivering the ultimate anthems from 90s and 00s! Headlined by Sonique, Friday will also see performances from Dave Pearce, N-Trance, Sam Sax and loads more! 

Friday Night Dance Anthems

Saturday’s Family Festival

Saturday’s Family Festival promises to be a day full of amazing entertainment, guaranteeing to create treasured summer memories with all the family. 

The line-up is full of big names and feel-good music featuring McFly, Sam Ryder, Aston Merrygold and more!

Alongside the music will be a whole host of activities for all of the family, including water sports and a silent disco.  


Saturday – What’s On?

On The Edge


The On the Edge Motorcycle Stunt Show will be joining us on Saturday 1st July to deliver a series of spell binding performances. On the Edge have a next level team of motorcycle stunt riders, performing sensational stunts and tricks for a truly memorable show. 

Get Your Skates On


Alderford’s brand new Roller Disco will be open throughout the weekend offering a fantastically fun activity for all the family.

AJ and Curtis Pritchard

Festival Hosts

 AJ and Curtis Pritchard will be presenting the whole weekend, keeping everyone entertained with their hilarious humour and crowd-pleasing charm!

Black Goat Adventures


Black Goat Adventures will be joining us on Saturday, with their SUP Yoga and Slack Line Workshops. Their fun and patient instructors will show you the ropes and get you looking like a pro in no time!


Camping Tickets are valid for up to three nights, but you can stay for less if you prefer. 

Maximum pitch size is 7m by 5m. You must bring along your own tent. We do not provide any equipment. 


One of the unique features of AlderFest is its commitment to sustainability. The festival organizers have implemented a number of eco-friendly initiatives, such as using renewable energy sources, reducing waste, and encouraging attendees to carpool or use public transportation.


You can still buy weekend tickets to this festival here or if you only fancy pitching up for a day, you can use this link here

Maybe this official video for the festival will give more of a inclination of what to expect if you attend the event.

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Summary – AlderFest

Overall, AlderFest is a vibrant and exciting event that brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate music and culture. It has become a staple of the summer festival season and is sure to continue to draw crowds for years to come. There are various reasons why people keep coming back to AlderFest. But people definitely come back for the quality of music, the atmosphere, the location, the line-up of artists, the food and drinks, the community spirit, and the overall experience. So, what are you waiting for, make sure you have your tickets ready and we will see you there!


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