The Trentham Estate announces first-ever Woodgate Music Festival

Having established itself as one of the Midlands’ favourite summer concert venues, The Trentham Estate is now moving swiftly up the charts by hosting its very own boutique two-day music festival - in partnership with Piper Music - at the end of September.

Currently offering a summer-long season of outdoor tribute performances each Saturday evening in an amphitheatre capable of hosting an audience of 3,000, The Trentham Estate now plans to hit the right note by staging the first ever Woodgate Festival in an area of the parkland which can host a crowd just short of 10,000 people.

The Woodgate Festival marks the reappearance of Trentham as a serious concert venue, which in the past has hosted the likes of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Pulp.

For the last decade, the lakeside amphitheatre in the gardens has staged a succession of tribute events which, while proving incredibly popular, have also resulted in a flood of requests for the appearance of “real” bands at the Staffordshire venue.

Now, Trentham aims to deliver just that - with a line-up of acts that have over 100 top 40 hits and 17 No.1 hits.

Saturday, September 28 will see 90s girl-band B*witched headline a back-in-time bonanza line-up with 5IVE, Atomic Kitten, Ben from Phats & Small, A1, Blazin Squad and Lolly completing the line-up.

Ben Adams of A1 expressed his excitement, “We can’t wait to get back on stage with some of our favourite bands to perform at the Woodgate Festival 2019. We’ll be playing our biggest hits including ‘Take on me’, ‘Same old brand new you’ and ‘Caught in the middle’ so make sure you get your tickets for what is sure to be an awesome day!”.

‘Wet Wet Wet is the headline act on Sunday, September 29, with Nik Kershaw and The South providing the support. “We’re delighted to be headlining Woodgate Festival at the gorgeous Trentham Gardens”, said Wet Wet Wet frontman Kevin Simm. “It’s going to be a special night so come along, hang out and dance to some brilliant tunes. See you in September!” added drummer Tommy Cunningham.

The Trentham Estate’s Director, Alastair Budd, added, “The Woodgate Festival is our biggest scale event yet, and we can’t wait to see our local audience and visitors from further afield coming to Trentham to hear ‘real’ bands for the first time in over a decade.”

Both gigs are outdoors and will be located in the parkland at Trentham Gardens.
Parking Update: Guests are able to park at The Trentham Estate, main north entrance, on both days of the Woodgate Festival and you can find the best ways to get there on our "How to Find Us" page. Park and ride will no longer be available from the bet365 Stadium.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday 15th August with a limited amount of early bird tickets priced at just £30 per person, per night. Subsequent ticket releases will be £35 per person, per night - booking fees apply to all tickets. They will be available online at or by telephoning a special 24-hour hotline 0871 220 0260.

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Members of the public with general enquiries should consult our FAQ page. If your query isn't answered, please email

For further MEDIA enquiries and information, please contact:
About the venue:
Grant Mantle
Tel: ‭01782 657341‬

About the acts:
Cara Birchall
Tel: 01253 361370

Notes to editors:
The Trentham Estate, on the edge of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, offers one of the UK’s most diverse days out with a range of leisure activities for all ages.
It is one of the country’s top leisure destinations, attracting more than 3.2m visitors per year and was awarded a Gold Accolade by VisitEngland in February 2018 in recognition of the quality visitor experience offered. The fabulous restored Trentham Gardens at the heart of the Estate attracted over 730,000 visits in 2018 - making them one of the most visited gardens in the UK. Owned and managed by St. Modwen, the expert developer and regeneration specialist, the 725-acre Estate, which was previously owned for over 400 years by the Dukes of Sutherland, has undergone a massive regeneration programme since 2003. The Estate boasts: The famous Trentham Gardens, including the very important Italianate Gardens designed by Charles Barry in the 1830s that have been lovingly restored using top landscape designers. The gardens feature the UK’s first ‘barefoot’ walk, a great children’s adventure play area and maze and a beautiful walk around the mile long lake, originally laid out by Lancelot “Capability” Brown in the 18th Century. The Trentham Garden Centre and recently expanded Shopping Village, an eclectic mix of shops and eateries with a 119-bedroom Premier Inn Hotel. Trentham Monkey Forest - a unique opportunity to walk amongst 140 free roaming Barbary macaques, in a natural woodland environment for this endangered species. Extensive woodlands.