ORGANISERS of this year’s Whatfest festival are urging music fans to save cash by ‘partying on their doorstep’ this summer.

With the cost of attending established festivals spiralling, Whatfest is giving Cheshire’s music fans the chance to take in the festival experience - at a fraction of the cost.

Held at Riverside Organic Farm, at Whatcroft, from Friday, July 17, the three-day extravaganza will combine a great atmosphere with fantastic music to provide one of the highlights of the North West’s musical calendar.

Camping will be available throughout the weekend, with Britpop heroes Dodgy and The Bluetones, former Inspiral Carpets frontman Tom Hingley and The Shallow Call all signed up to play.

Event organiser Simon Bennett said: “With the costs of attending festivals such as Glastonbury and V Festival constantly rising, many music fans are missing out on the experience.

“If you combine the cost of tickets, travel, and food and drink over the weekend, people can end up paying hundreds of pounds for a weekend away.

“Whatfest gives music fans the chance to party on their doorstep and enjoy an amazing festival experience at a fraction of the cost.

“We’ll have a great atmosphere with thousands of fans camping throughout the weekend, as well as incredible music from top artists, and local acts.”

Early booking discounts are now available with tickets starting from £17 per day, or £39 for a weekend pass.

Tickets are available on-line at

Alternatively tickets can be purchased at Riverside Organic Farm Shop, Whatcroft, and Northwich Tourist Information Centre, at The Arcade.