Northwich will come alive again this May when the town hosts the Dead Dead Good Weekend music festival over three days.

Taking place on Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and Saturday 11th, the event was born out of a desire to continue the growth of the new music scene in the area and to also celebrate the town’s heritage.

Organised by Dead Dead Good Records, in partnership with the Northwich Business Improvement District, Northwich Town Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Barons Quay and Brio Leisure, the festival will feature a range of local bands performing at a range of venues in the town.

These include The Salty Dog, Northwich Memorial Court, a purpose built stage at a unit within Barons Quay, Retros Music Bar, Crate Gentlemen’s Hairdressing, Abda’s Café and also Obeid Galleries.

Owner of The Salty Dog, Chris Mundie, has been involved in the organisation of the event and has revealed more about the aims of the festival and what it will entail.

“The name is taken from Dead Dead Good Records who were founded in the town in the late 80’s and went on to be instrumental in the development of the North West Indie Scene. Furthermore, Steve and Andy of Dead Dead Good Records were keen to get involved and help to curate the festival with us. Accordingly we are proud to present the Dead Dead Good Weekend,” said Chris.

“As a grassroots festival with a cooperative approach, it has been important to involve the town as much as possible. It’s been really pleasing to see how many local independent businesses and venues have got on board and are organising their own events to put under the DDGW umbrella.

“The spine of the festival is based around a number of great gigs, all culminating with a headline performance from one of the most vital bands in the country Cabbage on Saturday 11th of May.”

Throughout the festival there are performances and appearances from a number of big names within the North West’s music scene.

Reclaim Vienna, Deja Vega, Mark Radcliffe and Clint Boon will all take to the stage while the whole festival will kick-off with a headline set from Silent-K which features Dave Macabe from The Zutons.

Now counting down the days to the event, Chris also had a word for people thinking about buying tickets for the festival.

“With extra events being added all the time, now is the time to get involved. Tickets are selling fast and we have every intention of making this the first of many so get in on the ground floor, grab a ticket and we’ll see you there for a Dead Dead Good Weekend.”