Our fabulous festival takes place just three miles from the city, at the Chester Lakes, from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September. 

Saturday is our Carnival Day and we feature headline act, multi-platinum selling The Feeling, supported by some amazing local and international acts. We take our inspiration from Mardi Gras, Rio, Circus and the Day of the Dead, with prizes for the best costume and make-up  as we attempt to put on the greatest show featuring processions, parades, and some fabulous entertainment as well as over 60 different food and drink producers. There are dance classes for the toddlers and carnival rides for those a bit older, all included in your admission. It’s a special family day with something for every family member.

Sunday is another day of colour with more great food and drink on offer. We celebrate the legends of dance and take you back to the Old School with Symphonic Ibiza closing the festival by fusing the thrill of a live orchestra with high tempo beats to celebrate some of the biggest anthems of the last 30 years. Its a great day of food, drink, family fun and festival music. Sunday also sees Roman Gladiator fights and more opportunities to dress up and win prizes, and again over 60 different food and drink producers will be there, with more free rides on the fairground, toddler classes and BBQ cooking classes – all included in your tickets. 

The festival starts Friday night with a party on our music stage. First we head for a trip to the Oktoberfest as one of the country’s most popular Um Pah bands The Bavarian Strollers hit us with some rousing anthems in an authentic Bier Keller session. Then it is the high energy rhythm & blues of Zoot Serious & The Bellyful of Bop. Our rides will all be operating, you will have great food and drink on offer from Cheshire’s finest, so you and your family can have a fantastic Friday at Chester Lakes.

All of our music acts take place in the Big Top so no need to worry about the weather. However that does mean numbers are limited so make sure you book the tickets you need now to avoid disappointment.

Deva Fest is three days of the finest entertainment, fairground rides and the most sumptuous food and drink all taking place in and around the focal point of our fabulous big top. We can’t wait to see you there!



Stay and play in the heart of the action with weekend tickets available for camping, caravans or camper vans.

Don’t fancy bringing your own tent? Our partners at Z.I.P. will erect a quality tent and you can even donate your bedding to our partners at Share Shop in Chester when the weekend is over.

The Deva Fest Difference

Didn’t come to our event last year? You will have missed some of the little things that make Deva Fest different….

We put on a bus from Chester Railway Station at the start and end of each day to get you too and from the festival. And it’s INCLUDED in your ticket price. So you can enjoy our sumptuous food and full bar service and not worry about getting home.

Fancy driving? No problem….we are just off the A55 North Wales Expressway and there is plenty of free parking.

Fancy a go on our fairground rides? How many festivals do you know where the rides are all INCLUDED in the ticket price……ours are! Dodgems, carousels, rides for the very little ones…..we have a fair use policy, but you can go as many times as you want to queue up for.

With a music festival inside the big top and a food festival outside Deva Fest is different!

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