For two weeks every other year, Macclesfield town plays host to one of the most vibrant and well attended arts and entertainment festivals in the north of England; The Barnaby festival is a triumph of talent ranging from music to comedy, poetry to paintings and even massive art installations across more than 20+ venues around the town. People travel from far and wide to visit this cultural celebration with most events being completely free of charge!
The Barnaby is supported by a team of passionate volunteers in the community who use the charitable donations collected to make the next festival even bigger and better.
DD Music Group were proud to be asked back for the second time to provide the audio production for the main outdoor stage and the beautiful St Michaels Church (Pictured) with all of the ticketed shows sold out and the venues full to capacity.
The first evening in the Church was a spectacle from the amazing talented James Taylor and his band, who rose to fame for the Starsky and Hutch Theme Tune. James's electrifying Hammond organ playing had everybody on their feet dancing all night long to the acid jazz rhythms the quartet are known for.
Other highlights included a debate in St Michaels with Edwina Curry and other notable and influential women about the suffragette movement and what equality means for us today. A full day of music from some of the best up and coming bands in the North West and much, much more!
A massive well done to all of the team, especially to Mandy who kept everybody moving in the right direction, making this the best Barnaby Festival to date. We look forward to the next one in 2020!
Check out the full goings on here: https://barnabyfestival.org.uk/