All Music Festivals claim to be different. But we think we really are!

Deva Fest is the festival built with you in mind.

What makes Deva Fest different?

We have thought about your time with us from start to finish.

Being a family friendly festival, situated in the heart of Cheshire, getting to us with your family in tow and everything you need for the weekend its top of your priority list! To help you make the best of the weekend, we operate shuttle buses from nearby towns and cities such as Chester, Ellesmere Port, Wrexham and Tarporley so that you can get here easily, or if you want to drive car parking for the day is just £1. New for 2024…..we have introduced buses serving Crewe, Nantwich, Shrewsbury and Whitchurch – find out about all of our shuttle bus times and routes here

The main stage at Deva Fest 2023 - pic courtesy PAC Photgraphy

We’ve hand picked a selection of great street food vendors headed up by award winning Chester restaurant Artezzan, and our bars are provided by the company who run Liquor and Co, Craft and Company and Lockwood & Co in Chester (Lockwood is the bar in the fabulous new Market). 

Your kids won’t be running up to you asking for a fiver for the fairground every ten minutes as our fairground rides are all free to use (height restrictions apply on some of them) as well as offering you a host of other activities from Kids Kingdom, on site watersports, circus shows, entertainment and parades.

And the thing that gets us the most love? Our loos! We offer the sorts of loos you would find at a wedding as standard – proper flushes and mirrors. Our feedback forms frequently state that we offer the best toilets you have ever seen at a festival.

96.6% of guests who completed our 2023 event survey said they would definitely recommend the event to a friend! See more about our feedback from 2023 here

Deva Fest 2022 at Chester Lakes

Our Journey

Deva Fest first came to life with a pilot event in 2018, but we burst into real action in 2019 with our first three day festival featuring the likes of The Feeling and Symphonic Ibiza.

Covid kept us out of the fields in 2020 and 2021, but over 4,000 people each day saw us make a triumphant return in 2022 with more stages, comedy, mermaids, pirates and headliners Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Scouting for Girls, Heather Small, Symphonic Ibiza, Dodgy, Sonique and Betty Boo.

Our journey continued to 2023 with a move to our wonderful new home Cholmondeley Castle. We know times are hard, but we would love you to come along and see why we think our festival is a little oasis of sensibly priced fun!

Our 2023 Film

Deva Fest 2022

Who Comes to Deva Fest?

Everyone is welcome at Deva Fest. We get lots of families attending, but equally groups of friends, hen parties and people who have never been to a festival come out to see us. We are family (and dog!) friendly and there is something for everyone.

We love seeing parents introducing their children to the music they grew up, groups of friends attending their first festival complete with wellie boots (even when the ground is rock hard!) and folks kicking back in a safe and chilled out atmosphere.