LYMM Festival is back and it will be kickstarted by the hugely popular food festival.

After a two-year absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is back next Thursday, June 23.

There are then 11 days comprising 41 events that run until Sunday, July 3 and the festival is said to have something for everyone with family fun, comedy, music and more.

Festival highlights

The popular Food Fest will kick this year’s programme off next Thursday at 6pm when the village will come alive with the sights and smells of Lymm restaurants and street food traders.

There will be street entertainment including dancers, Indian Drummers and something for the little ones.

There is also ‘An Evening with Jennie Bond’ where Jennie will share some of her most memorable experiences and hilarious adventures as Royal Correspondent when she appears at Statham Lodge – it is timely too given the Platinum Jubilee.

She also appeared on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here in 2004 she finished runner up to Kerry Katona.

Dr Phil Hammond, the award-winning writer, broadcaster, comedian and former NHS doctor for 37 years will take to the stage at Lymm High School on Thursday, June 30 to spend an evening with the audience as he ponders lifes great mysteries.

There will be lots of family fun on Sunday, July 3 for the family fun day. The Big Bubble Man will be in action entertaining the crowds and bringing delight to the youngsters.

On the music front, there will be an eclectic mix of events from choral groups and classical musicians to blues, folk and talented local vocalists.

Amongst the classical performers, the critically acclaimed Eblano Trio who have performed to audiences across the UK and beyond will deliver an evening of music at St. Peter’s Church.

Anna Leaver, publicist lead for the festival said: “It’s going to be fantastic. To be able to put on a full programme of live events is fantastic and there is an appetite in the community for live events and we have seen that through the recent events.

“With everything that has happened in the past two years, the sense of community has actually grown stronger.

“The festival is for the community and involves a lot of the community – it can only happen because of the incredible army of volunteers who support the initiative.

“Organisers believe that there is no other volunteer-led village festival that runs for 11 days.

"Such is the appetite for live events, a number of the events including the comedy night and a couple of the music nights sold out in record time however there is a large selection of events which still have ticket availability.”

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