A weekend of extraordinary live acts in the iconic Plaza

This October sees the launch of Music Northwich with four nights of top live acts taking to the stage at the iconic Plaza in Northwich. The organisation has been set up to nurture the regions eclectic musical talent through a series of concert promotions that feature renowned acts alongside up-and-coming local bands and artists.

The opening weekend sees psychedelic pop troupe Henge kick of proceedings on Thursday 21st October with support from Sky Valley Mistress and Bones Shake. On Friday 22nd, folk songstress Thea Gilmore (also known as Afterlight) will headline alongside Fine Lines and Lissy Taylor. Saturday 23rd features a performance from Factory Records favourites A Certain Ratio with support from BBC 6 DJ Mark Radcliffe’s band UNE. And progressive indie rock trio Déjà Vega will be seeing the weekend out with a bang on Sunday 24th with local support to be announced.

Music Northwich is poised to celebrate the region’s strong heritage of local bands that have included such hitmakers in the past as Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Steve Hewitt (Placebo) and Rupert Holmes who penned the number one hit “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”, as celebrated by the town’s recent Pina Colada festival. 

At its heart, Music Northwich is a collective of individuals working together as a grassroots movement to celebrate music made by Northwich artists, while helping to support local acts by pairing music events with venues in town for a thriving live scene. 

Music Northwich is part of the Reopening and Recovery Programme funded by Cheshire West and Chester Council and support from Northwich BID and Northwich Town Council, that hopes to breathe life back into the arts and culture sector following a prolonged absence of live music during Covid. 

Follow Music Northwich on Twitter at @MusicNorthwich or find them on Facebook and Instagram for news of upcoming shows.