The ‘massive prime’ of the Bollington Pageant has been arrange, with the 17-day programme about to start.
With the primary occasions to start out on Friday, Might 10, the 700-seater marquee has now been erected at Bollington’s recreation floor.
Held each 5 to seven years since 1964, the 2019 version will see greater than 100 occasions happening throughout a variety of pursuits.
Pageant chairman Jon Beck stated: “Now that the tent is up we’re starting to see a number of years of planning lastly coming to fruition.
“Ticket gross sales are past our expectations with some occasions already offered out and I can’t anticipate the opening night time to reach on Friday.”
Organisers expect as much as 15,000 folks to attend the pageant which can see massive names from music, comedy and the humanities participating.
Programme director Jose Spinks stated: “We’ve obtained a improbable line up of occasions this 12 months. Not solely have we obtained Backwoods Creek, an outstanding Nation Rock band from London, we’ve obtained among the greatest up and coming bands within the North West taking part in at their very own Breakthrough Music gig.
“Together with sports activities, arts, science, politics, magic and extra there’s one thing for every part younger and outdated alike.”
People-rock group Oysterband will have fun their 40th anniversary, presenter Kate Humble will give a discuss her life working with animals, Justin Moorhouse fronts the comedy line-up and there are some award-winning tribute bands on the invoice.
There may even be a sports activities panel which options some Olympic athletes and a variety of political talks by journalists from the BBC and Channel four.
Although it got here earlier than the pageant calendar window, a ‘halo occasion’ took half final weekend which noticed 360 runners participate in a fell race.
Tickets for the Bollington Pageant and additional data on the programme can be found at www.bollingtonfestival.org.uk .