Escape from reality on two wheels
Discover a festival-of-dreams in the heart of the Cheshire countryside this 17th - 20th September. Three days and three nights of incredible live bands, brilliant comedy, picturesque cycle trails, epic activities, spectacular feasts and so much more.
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Come for the ride, stay for the adventure
Welcome to Velio Festival. Located in the stunning grounds of Cholmondeley Castle, Cheshire, we’ve created a jam-packed programme for the entire family to enjoy. So whether you’re a keen cyclist, music lover, food connoisseur, yoga bunny, adventurer, afternoon snoozer, nature lover or all or none of the above - there’s something here for everyone. Escape, switch off, join in, chill out and enjoy the festivities for a few magical days!
Sister Sledge • Everything everything • Jason Manford • Elder Island • The Futureheads • The Bootleg Beatles • Todd Edwards • Friendly Fires (DJ set) • Norman Jay MBE
Marcus Brigstocke • Disco Classical (Live orchestra) • Mr Motivator • Da Funk (Daft Punk tribute) • Fleetmac Wood • Crazy P Soundsystem • Shappi Khorsandi • Andrew Maxwell • Bongo's Bingo + 100s more!
With stunning countryside routes surrounding the festival site, the castle and beyond, plus our fun-filled party ride ‘Velutopia’, you can expect beautiful rides, party pit stop zones, start & finish line celebrations and a buzzing carnival atmosphere.
Up for a challenge? There are some great, longer distance routes for more experienced riders.
Music & Comedy
We have four amazing stages of music and comedy and plenty more to fuel the fun over the weekend. Watch the legendary Sister Sledge and Everything Everything headline our mainstage, check out the Disco Classical live orchestra at a glitter-infused La Discothéque party, chill out in the Velio Village at the secret jazz café, or have a laugh with Jason Manford and others over at our comedy stage. The choices are endless.
Refuel & Relax
Worked up an appetite? Communal feasting is at the heart of the festival, and do we have some feasts in store for you! Refuel and reward yourself after your day’s activities with everything from long table banquets and multi-course extravaganzas to quick bites and tasty street food in our Great Feast Village. Thirsty for more? Whet your whistle with craft ales and wine tastings or wake up with delicious artisan coffee.
Get your tickets!
Whether you’d like to stay the whole weekend or just come along for a day - there are plenty of options open to you.
& it doesn’t stop there…
Whether you’re looking for things to keep the kids entertained or an extra bit of wholesome entertainment for yourself, there’s a whole lot more than music, bikes and food on offer. Take a look…
Ideal for kids
Not leaving the little ones out, there’s a full programme of kids comedy, music, games, activities and even a kids wellness programme. Plenty to keep them happy all weekend long!
Mind & Body
Expect sunrise yoga, post-ride massages, meditation, dog therapy (yes, cuddling dogs is good for you!), performance breathwork and so much more. The wellness programme takes place in Lady Cholmondeley’s beautiful gardens.
Take a swim in the castle’s gorgeous natural lake, venture out on a paddleboard, stroll with us on a guided walk or pick up the pace through an organised run.