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Chelmsford’s Channels Estate Celebrates Midsummer in Style

07 Jun Chelmsford’s Channels Estate Celebrates Midsummer in Style

Over the weekend of June 22/23rd Channels country estate will be taken over by Summer Fest – a new food and music festival created by Katie Squire – a member of the Stubbings family, owners of the Channels estate for four generations.

The event, which promises to become part of the annual summer season in Essex, will showcase talented artists Jake Oakshott, Emma Cummins, Jazzy Boys, Megan Rose and more and includes an Open Mic session, DJ and dancing on the lawn.

Summer Fest will feature renowned Head Chef Dan Pitts’ ‘posh’ barbecue and will be complemented by Prosecco, Pimms and gin bars as well as local artisan brews.

A raft of family activities including space hopper races, bouncy castle and games, add up to a truly family affair on Saturday; even dogs are welcome on their leads.

Sunday is dedicated to music enthusiasts with live music from 12pm- 8pm including an Open Mic hour at 4.30pm-5.30pm for any brave souls who care to sign up.

Katie Squire and her restaurant manager Zoe Strong have worked tirelessly to establish Channels as a culinary and music destination, showcasing locally produced food and talented local artists.

Katie said: “Food and entertainment and a warm welcome is what we do best at Channels. We have great hopes for Summer Fest which we would like to become an established part of the summer season here in Essex.”

This year’s Summer Fest looks set to break all previous visitor records, and if weather forecasts are to be believed, the Channels festival experience without the queuing, camping or terrible loos is the best possible bet.

The excitement kicks off at 12.00 noon on each day. Tickets are just £3 at the door per day or £5 for the weekend. Kids go free. Anyone wishing to participate in the Open Mic session should email: