Pop sensation to headline ‘biggest ever’ North Yorkshire music festival


Chesney Hawkes. Photograph: Axel Muench Photography

The full line-up for Yorkshire’s boutique midsummer music festival has been announced – with a global pop sensation as its headliner!

Chesney Hawkes will headline Malton music extravaganza Meadowfest, VisitMalton revealed today, exclusively on the YorkMix Radio Breakfast Club.

Chesney is famous the world over for his single ‘The One and Only’, which topped the UK chart for five weeks.

Alongside Chesney Hawkes, the line-up will also include 11 support acts across two festival sized stages including Abba Arrival, voted the UK’s best tribute band to the iconic Swedish pop group, Alchemy Live – A Tribute to Dire Straits and York party band, Huge.

The full 12-hour line-up has been announced as:

  • Malton School Soul Band
  • Graeme Hargreaves
  • Gary Stewart
  • The Caleb Murray Band
  • Alchemy Live – A Tribute To Dire Straits
  • The Alex Hamilton Band
  • Arrival – The Hits of ABBA
  • Alistair Griffin & Band
  • This House We Built
  • HUGE – The UK’s Ultimate Party Band
  • The Y Street Band
  • Chesney Hawkes.

As well as the music, Meadowfest offers a variety of street food stalls and bars for festival-goers. There’s also lots of children’s entertainment such as face painters, inflatables and activities, to ensure a fun day out for all the family.

Set in the beautiful riverside meadows just behind The Talbot in Malton, this perfect picnic spot is a natural amphitheatre boasting excellent acoustics.

Director of Visit Malton Tom Naylor-Leyland, says: “We are absolutely delighted to announce the one and only Chesney Hawkes as our headliner this year.

“We’ve chosen our acts to celebrate the Eighties and Nineties for this year’s Meadowfest, which we know will be music to everyone’s ears, and the line-up is set to be a huge hit with music lovers of Yorkshire!

Great music acts at Meadowfest. Photograph: Milner Creative
It’s an event for all the family

“Meadowfest is one of our most-loved events each year, bringing amazing music, a fantastic party atmosphere, as well as delicious food and drink for the people of Yorkshire to enjoy.

“From The One and Only to Dancing Queen, we’re already looking forward to singing and dancing along to these iconic hits as the sun sets over our stunning riverside festival. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back for our biggest year yet!”

The event is easily accessible on foot from the town centre and is only a few minutes’ walk from Malton train station. For those traveling by car, festival parking is available nearby.

A limited number of Early Bird tickets are available, starting at £20.00 (+ £1 booking fee) for Adult Admission (Aged 16+), which is half price compared to Standard Adult tickets. Tickets for accompanied children (Aged 3-15) are available for £2.50.

Tickets are now on sale here.

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