DJs Trevor Nelson and Phoebe d'Abdo, plus artists the Brand New Heavies and Rick Parfitt Jr will be among stars performing in Bolesworth Castle this summer.

The musicians will be making an appearance at the popular Bolesworth International which takes place between Wednesday, June 14 and Sunday, June 18.

There has been significant investment in the event which will see equestrian competitions, entertainment, action sports, shopping and activities for people of all ages to enjoy on the 400,000sqm site.

Bolesworth's managing director Nina Barbour and her team have big plans.

Whitchurch Herald:

She said: "While the Bolesworth International is by tradition a horse show and its place in the international equestrian calendar is so important to us, we felt this was the year to rip up the rule book and recreate the event to really take it to the next level.

"Cheshire and North Wales are seeing significant attention and interest, investment and development in recent times, and we want to play our part by creating a major event that becomes a must-visit for people in the area, whether they love horses or just want a great day out with family and friends.


"From Friday to Sunday there will be so many things going on from live music and celebrity guests to barbecue and cocktail masterclasses, an extensive shopping village, a huge kids’ zone with funfair, inflatables, land and water zorbs, a wildlife zone, pony rides and so much more.

"There will also be plenty for the dads to enjoy as our final programme takes place on Father’s Day, with freestyle motocross, radio-controlled cars and boats, electric bike and driving experiences and the opportunity to camp on-site."

She added: "It is back and bigger than ever, with the opportunity to camp on-site and bring the whole family – and that’s dogs included.

"Tickets are available, camping pitches are selling fast, and the business networking hospitality session with Michael Owen and Sir AP McCoy on Friday has already sold out.

"So we encourage visitors to book now so they don’t miss out."

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The estate is preparing to celebrate its centenary in 2028 and it is aiming to reach a quarter of a million visitors.

Whitchurch Herald:

Nina said: "It’s a huge operation that continues to grow, and we are very proud of that.”

"As we move towards the Castle’s bicentenary, we will look to build on what is already a high-quality series of events that will appeal to people from all over the country and beyond."