Absolutely fantastic family fun, brilliant for all ages - we ranged from 4 unto 37 and we all absolutely loved it !! Can't wait until next year already :-) Great work guys !!!! - Matt O'Brien

Great day out for any age group. Plenty of bars and food areas. Great sounds and bands - Maria Wood

Absolutely fantastic festival! We will definitely be going again next year.
The superheroes were amazing, interacting with my 3 kids for the photos, not rushed at all & so friendly. In fact all the children’s entertainers were excellent. Mr Bloom was great & the kids loved singing along with the princesses. The kids dance shows were top notch too.
All the staff there were so friendly & full of smiles.
Drinks weren’t too expensive & no long queues although it would have been easier to let us keep the lids for the water bottles we bought for the kids. Not easy juggling 3 kids, 5 drinks & food on the go as it is, never mind without the lids! This is the only small criticism though as everything else was so well organised.
Choice of Music acts was brilliant. Even more local craft/artisan food stalls next time would be good. Maybe some T-shirts of the Music artists on sale?
Everyone involved deserves such a big pat on the back for a truly fantastic day. Thank you! - Keith Whitehead

Absolutely fantastic day can't fault it. Great for families not to be missed - Janine  Jiggy Amigo Whyte

Didn't know what to expect from macc fest at all before i went, first year going. And 100% will be there for 2019 macc fest! If you've never been, seriously you need to. I thought it would be over crowded and difficult to keep track of little ones. Its really not!!! It's all perfectly spaced out, with soooo much to do. My girls and my friends girls had the best day ever they said. The only moan mine had was that it was only on once a year lol. Shows for kids were very well organised, great interaction with the audience and got the children involved. We loved the princesses show, Mr Bloom and magician. Gutted we missed the marvel heroes. Next year I'll be better prepped and ready to stay till later on for sure. Any doubters on if it's worth it. It is!!!! 100%. Loved it. Thanks Macc Fest!!! - Caz Jones

2nd year for us, and we went VIP, mainly for the loos! To be honest though, the queues were just as bad and it kicked off when ladies started using the gents! Queues for drinks were better than last year, and there was more food choice... Still think some of the kids stuff is a little expensive, especially with no cash machine (really have to watch your spending!) The Happy Mondays were fantastic, the atmosphere, all the staff, Mr Bloom.....
I think a couple of mainstream tribute bands would go down a storm and maybe a separate stage for local bands/singers?
All in all its a fab day out (we arrived about 1.30 and didn't leave til 10!) we'll be there next year! � - Karen Williams

A well planned and executed event. Plenty of things to do for all ages, the childrens
area was well thought out and a fantastic range of acts on and around the stage.

The bar was big and plenty of staff on which meant waiting for a drink was minimal. Ample toilets with only a short queue to use them.

The car parking set up was ideal and removed all traffic hold ups in the surrounding road systems.

Plenty of uniformed staff around if needed who were polite and helpful when spoken to.

The bands were varied and great. For me the highlight was the SKA foundation, heard many a good thing from others and glad I finally saw them.

Well done all involved and roll on next year - Anthony William

1st time this year and really we all really enjoyed it. Great taster for our kids to festivals. Must say it was expensive for food & drink for all 4 of us. It would of been better if we could of purchased soft drinks from other places other than the bar or at the very least been able to bring some in and snacks for the kids. - Sallyanne Windells

Our second time at this festival. Fantastic entertainment for adults and children alike. We thoroughly enjoyed the dance tents as well as the live bands. Food choice aplenty and great quality. This year, and last, the loos and the beer running out was the only downside ( I was drinking rum and dancing it off so not a deal breaker for me but surprised they hadn’t learnt from last year) Too right we will be back next year, with bells on!!! - Diane Gibbons

Amazing family day out , it was my brother and his 5yr old Daughters first ever festival day and they loved it

I took my daughter 15yr old (seasoned festival goer - first festival aged 5 Glastonbury) she brought her best friend 15yr old and her first festival and she loves it

Thanks for making it a great day. See you next year - David Dolan Davis

the best festivals ever, really friendly happy vibe every One was so friendly we all loved it, lots for kids to do and they had an awesome time which is not an easy task at 8 and 14, would like to say a massive Thank you and looking forward too 2019 one love - Kieron McGurk

Great day for the kids, Virginmarys were fantastic as were the Ska Foundation.

Only downside was no cash point so I had to pace my drinking and left a bit earlier than I otherwise would have.

Good selection of food stands and no real queue for beer, 3-4 minutes tops. -  Martin Ashberry

Wow! What an amazing day! My kids loved it & were delighted with the entertainment! The staff were all approachable & wore a smile all day & night! Lots of different areas & music vibes! Great choices of food! Bar service was quick & friendly! VIP viewing area was brilliant to soak up the atmosphere! Happy Monday’s rocked it & the afterparty smashed it! Monopoly Events, take a bow... you have created an AMAZING festival! MaccFest 2019 is in my diary! � - Olivia Crank

FAB day ☺️ Happy Monday’s were the best!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️  -  Kelly McStravick 

Right where do I start, from entering to leaving we have had THE best day out. After walking around it all to see what’s what we started on the rides and my daughter absolutely loved them,then the stalls for the kids, she loved the owls and held one, made slime which she’s well into, got her face glittered up,obviously as it grows that field will be packed with stalls as even the slime owners expected at 2pm to be empty but was still busy well into the afternoon. So while bands were playing early on we wrrrnt alone in a field, didn’t use the dance area much this year as daughter didn’t have a friend with her so next year will bring a mate and we can sample it all.the choice of food was brilliant, we’re definitely buying tickets for next year,my daughter loved the zorbing so keep that. The band choice was just right throughout the day and the and the headliners were as usual, the best live band I’ve seen to date. 8-9 times but last nights was special as my daughters first proper gig and she couldn’t have had a better introduction. Congrats to you all - Dave Ronan

A very well organised event. Great venue, with lots of space, variety and parking. The planning team had thought of everything to make the day the best it could be. Food and drink was reasonably priced too. Will go back again next year. Kids bit was very impressive. -  Dan Blackman

Had a fantastic day I loved the level of effort that was put in too this event there’s something for all ages I thought the food n drinks were fair in price and there’s always a team member around every corner I highly recommend this event see you at the next one. - Paul Davenport

For only it’s second year, this festival is absolutely amazing. Something for everyone from families, to teanagers and to the big kids like me that love music with main stage acts through dance arenas.

And the afterparty is just something else

Highly recommended - Alan Hartley

WOWZERS!!! What an epic day! To have such a massive festival like this in my little home town is totally amazing! The biggest event I've ever seen here in my life. It makes me proud to be a Maccite! Organision was bang on! The kids zone looked phenomenal with so many happy little people having so much fun! Dance tent areas were amazing! People just stomping and singing and enjoying themselves! The main stage area was electric from Apollo Junction to start the festival off to the Happy Mondays closing it! Manchester Ska Foundation are bloody fantastic!! Crowd were awesome! Fantastic atmosphere all day. Lots of good food to chose from and the wonderful bar staff did a fantastic job! Fire work finale was brilliant. All the acts and artists were awesome! ALL of the staff were awesome! Great to see so many businesses and lots of local ones pitched up and doing well, too! ROLL ON MACC FEST 2019!!! ����������� - Laura Newton

Macclesfield Festival Event run by Andy Kleek,and his wife + family,and a hard working team was exceptional beyond words. The fireworks that lit the sky at end of the day time activities was a fitting end. We had the pleasure to put our little one Love Togetherness marquee and raised money after a kind invitation. The entertainment, musicians, DJs,food outlets, facilities was immense. Staff who worked hard to put the day and after party together with Andy need such high praise. Big Big Thank you - Philip Walker

First time at Macc fest and we had a cracking day! The ska band were fabulous and the Monday’s were on top form. My personal favourite was the soul boutique tent where I danced my little socks off. We will definitely return next year. Well done to all � - Esther King

Fantastic event Me the hub and 6 kids had a blast. Great day out, take lots of cash though and pre-book your taxi...we almost missed our train lol. The bands were brilliant and the kids enjoyed the fun fair and henna tattoos. We didn't move from the main stage it was ace � - Tracey Speke

Absolutely brilliant event and very well organised . Every age was catered for . I’ve been to loads of music festivals and the food was very reasonably priced in comparison as were the rides .
I’m already looking forward to next year and Intend on bringing a full coach !!

Well done you absolutely nailed it - Christine Penman

2017 was unexpectedly really good! This was bigger and even better. Great location, great staff, great music and friendly people. What more can you ask for. - Lance Cunningham

 

Had such an awesome time Saturday! Really good fun, definitely go again! My little girl loved it too, she said it was epic! Great fun for all the family & safe environment too xxx - Sam Elisa

Great day out could just do with more veggi food and the stalls been able to sell pop to keep the bar free and save kids having to use the bar - Mark Abbott

This was my 1st macc festival & it was absolutely amazing! My children were well entertained & loved it...almost as much as my husband & I! What a brilliant event to bring to Macclesfield. Great to see some local bands & lots of independent traders!! Can’t wait for next year!  - Linda O'Brien

Fantastic day out, bands were fantastic, plenty of food and drink available, well organised, dance tents were brilliant, perfect for all ages, definitely recommend. - Sharon C Pollard

What an amazing event that lasted the whole day, attractions were excellet, the groups performing were amazing, it's was an all round awesome day, thanks! - Darren Wood

What a great day ! Great bands and music all day and food was great. I had the 'Bandit' Trans Am on display and it got loads of attention, hopefully will be there again next year ! 10/10 - John Fitzroy

Was a brilliant day and everyone was so friendly. The staff were awesome and so helpful we can't wait for next year. Roll on 2019 xx xx - Christine Pip Climo

AMAZING!!!!! From start to finish we got there at 11 am 3 children age 6 and 8 all loved it loads to do and all us parents had a ball too. I left at 2.30 am!! I think that kind of speaks for itself really!

ROLL ON 2019!!!!!! - Veronica Jackson

WELL WHST A FANTASTIC FESTIVAL! I HAD FRIENDS WITH US AND HAD 5 CHILDREN WITH US OF ALL AGES AND HOPED THEY WOULD STAY THE WHOLE COURSE WITHOUT GETTING BOARD! IN FACT WE COULD HAVE STAYED ANOTHER 6 HOURS AS THERE WAS SO MUCH TO STILL DO!
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS FEDTIVAL TO PEOPLE WITH OR WITHOUT CHILDREN. I HAVE TO BE HONEST ABOUT DRINK PRICES , I TRULY EXPECTED THEM TO BE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THEY WERE! I WENT TO CASTLEFIELD BOWL TO WATCH CHIC ONLY TWO WEEKS AGO AND PAID ALMOST £10 A PINT!!!
SO MACCFEST YOU GET FIVE STARS FROM ME AND CANNOT WAIT TO BE BACK IN 2019!
MY KIDS ARE STILL BUZZING ##### - Lee Crank