Welcome to Velio Festival, located at the beautiful Cholmondeley Castle in the Cheshire countryside. The festival will be our annual celebration of life on two wheels. We have created a packed festival programme for you – whether you’re a cyclist or just want to come, switch off and enjoy the festivities for a few days!
Searching for cycling paradise? We’ve got 5 stunning routes to choose from, including our entertaining party ride Velutopia. Expect party pit stop zones, start & finish line parties and a carnival atmosphere. Fancy challenging yourself? We’ve also got longer distanced routes for experienced riders. Also check out our cycling arena for all the latest gear and tech. On & off the saddle – we’ve got you covered!
We have 4 stages of music & comedy to fuel the fun over the weekend. Sister Sledge and Everything Everything headline our mainstage, check out a Disco Classical live orchestra for a glitter-infused party at La Discothéque, chill out in the Velio Village and find the secret jazz café, or have a laugh with Jason Manford and international comedians over at our comedy stage!
We know you’re an active bunch! The stunning grounds of Cholmondeley Castle means they are plenty of places to stretch your muscles and enjoy the outdoors. You can go for a wild swim after a long ride, try paddle boarding on the natural lake or explore the site grounds with a guided walk or organised run.
Worked up an appetite yet? 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 ride with everything from long table banquets to tasty street food in our Great Feast Village. Whet your whistle with craft ales, wine tasting or wake up with artisan coffee.
Cycling is about balance, and this is where you’ll find it. Expect sunrise yoga, post-ride massages, tranquil 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 gardens – the perfect place to take a break to recharge in between the festivities!
Not leaving the little ones out, we have a full programme of kids comedy, music, games, activities and even a kids wellness programme, plenty to keep them happy all weekend!
A natural space to sleep under the stars with our spacious camping, included in all tickets. You can also treat yourself to an unforgettable experience in our Velio boutique campsite, carefully created to provide an extra level of luxury. If you have a camper van or want to arrive to a pre-erected tent, we’ve got you covered!