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Formby Festival is set to return bigger and better than ever this July

Formby Festival began in 2013, since then it has grown into the pinnacle of Formby’s summer calendar. Each year families travel from across the North West to enjoy the delights we have on offer! There are countless food and drink stalls from all around the world. There is an amazing main stage which offers a wide variety of music and entertainment, and a variety of the specialist children’s entertainment. We are proud to say that “there is truly is something for everyone to enjoy!”

Formby Festival was set up to try and recreate the old Formby Show that was a highlight across the country many years ago. We set out to create a new event with a twist which could incorporate food, drink and music and last for a weekend offering something for all ages. It has since grown over the past few years and is firmly set on the calendar as the third weekend in July. Over 10,000 people attend this event and it is growing each year.

Every year we aim to make Formby Festival even better than the last. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be having a tribute night on Friday 14th July! This will be a must-see, so make sure you’ve got your tickets already.


The World’s No. 1 Robbie Tribute - Recognized as one of the leading Robbie Williams Tribute Acts, this superb tribute act has appeared on Channel 4 and ITV and has performed in 15 countries! Not only does he look the image of Robbie, he sings and entertains exactly like the main man himself.


The Cilla Show: Step Inside Love - Step inside Love is an authentic, respectful and professional tribute to the much loved, national treasure Cilla Black who sadly passed away recently. The Cilla Show – Step Inside Love, features the amazing vocals and talent of Kate Bell and will take you back to the golden musical era of 60's and 70's!

Formby Festival is proud to offer cookery demonstrations from award winning chefs across the North West region, courtesy of generous sponsorship from the local food store Waitrose. Formby Festival Resident Chef, James Holden, from the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts will be showcasing Waitrose products and showing how to create some of the finest recipes offered on the Waitrose Food website. He’ll be joined by Formby Festival’s favourite Celebrity Chef and BBC Fusion Chef of the Year; Aazam Ahmed. You won’t want to miss this amazing experience, they can’t wait to entertain and tickle your tastebuds!

Food Stalls

With cuisines and delights from across the globe there's something to satisfy each person's taste. Italian? Thai? Jamaican? You'll find it all here. Drink Stands, Real ales, fine wines and everything in between. Whatever quenches your thirst we've got it!

Craft & Farmer's Market.

Are you an artisan enthusiast? With home-made gifts, specialist snacks and much more you won't be disappointed!


Our main stage is jam packed with the finest talent the UK has to offer. From Friday night right through to Sunday evening you'll hear local bands, choral groups and even see performances from TV stars!

Children's Entertainment

We've got things to keep the little ones busy too! Inflatables, archery, paint balling and even an assault course to name but a few.

Firework Display

Saturday night is always finished off with our signature finale; a musical firework display.

On Friday night we’ll be holding another school choir competition, as well as welcoming a headline music act to perform. There will be plenty of food and drink stands open as well as some children’s activities.

Don’t forget to visit us on Sunday too, we’ll have our signature Batala Band parading through. You won't want to miss them!

This is set to be the biggest year so far, don’t miss out. Make sure you’re following us across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat as we’ll be making lots of exciting announcements in the run up to the big weekend.

I’m excited to announce this year’s opening times for the festival are: Friday 14th July - 5PM to 10PM Saturday 15th July - 11AM to 11PM Sunday 16th July - 11AM to 6PM We hope to see you there!

Get your discounted early bird tickets by going to the website: and find out more at

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