Get set for a weekend of live music, football, food & family fun.

Wilmslow’s Way Better is gearing up for a host of fantastic live music performances, family-friendly activities and fabulous food and drink at the first ever Wilmslow Live event on Saturday 25th May 2024.

Organised by Wilmslow Business Improvement District (BID), on behalf of Wilmslow town centre businesses, the event will celebrate the very best in local talent. The main stage in Bank Square, hosted by Silk FM and sponsored by Orbit Developments, will see live performances from 12pm – 6pm, with KJP & The Divas kicking things off, followed by performances from Aura Music Academy, Wilmslow High School’s Sunstate Band, all-female Siren Sounds choir and Alderley and Wilmslow Musical Theatre Group.

Singer songwriter Jess Scragg, soul and funk band Violet Line and Indie folk/pop musician Black Sheep Lad complete the line-up, providing visitors with a wonderful array of music throughout the day. There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained too with the Wilmslow ‘24 Family Fun Zone, located in Bank Square and at the bottom of Green Lane. Sponsored by handcrafted furniture retailer, Arlo & Jacob, activities will include mini golf, free face painting, games and balloon modelling. Arlo & Jacob are also giving one lucky shopper a chance to win their very own bespoke sofa! Pop into their store on Alderley Road next to Pizza Express to find out more and enter.  Wilmslow Round Table also be there with their world famous coconut shy and Jordan Fishwick will be doing a pop up shop with hook and duck and other games with prizes to be won, there’s a soft play centre, giant games area and much much more! We can’t escape that some will want to watch the FA Cup – it is a Manchester derby after all – this will be screened at Anthology, The Grove, The King William, Suburban Green and The Mucky Pup along with other places still TBC.

Kick back and relax in one of our deck chairs while you take it all in before heading down to our street food court sponsored by Langrick’s. Suburban Green will be BBQ’ing up a storm and serving food and drinks outside alongside the Wine Cellars champagne bar. They will also be joined by Buzzy Bee Bakery, Wood Fire Smoke, Potyo & Caramellos to tempt your taste buds.

Wilmslow BID Manager, Lisa Russett, said: “We can’t wait for the first-ever Wilmslow Live! We’re delighted to be able to showcase local talent and with lots of options for food and drink and family-friendly activities on offer we’re confident it’s going to be a fantastic day with a brilliant atmosphere.”


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