Welcome to the very first Velio Festival, located at the beautiful Cholmondeley Castle, in the Cheshire countryside. The festival will be our annual celebration of life on two wheels, a world-first immersive cycling festival experience. Alongside some pretty amazing people, we have created a packed festival programme whether you’re a cyclist or just want to come, switch off and enjoy the festivities for a few days!
Everyone’s invited for the ride at Velio. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced rider, we’ve got some amazing routes catered for you. Off the saddle, we also have everything a cyclist could look for. If you don’t want to cycle that’s absolutely fine too, there are huge music, comedy, wellness, and feasting programmes to enjoy across the weekend!
The rides are made up of 5 routes including 3km, 30km, 60km and 100km. We’ve also created the ‘world’s most entertaining ride’, the Velutopia, a 14km immersive entertainment route on completely closed roads. We have routes for beginners to the experienced, as well as disabled cycling and kids. The 3km internal cycling track and 14km Velutopia rides are included in your ticket, additional rides are available at a supplementary fee and a maximum of 2 rides per day per person.
We’ve got everything a cyclist could dream of. A 2-day programme of cycling talks and workshops which we’re announcing very soon. An indoor cycling arena for you to get involved in virtual races. The latest technology, bikes, accessories and clothes. Bike cleaning and maintenance stations, fittings, coaches and physios!
We know how important it is that you feel comfortable bringing your own bike to the festival, so we have created a secure and insured bike storage system on-site, so you can be sure your pride and joy is in safe hands whilst you enjoy the festival! Bike rental will also be available on-site, subject to availability.
We love our music and comedy at Velio, so we have packed 5 stages of international acts, live music, DJs and comedy across the weekend. With an eclectic mix of bands, house, disco, funk, soul and jazz through the weekend and some secret performances waiting to be discovered. At Velio we’re all about the fun, not the finish line and our stages are no different!
Welcome to the main stage. Come and celebrate with us and all of this lot!
Sister Sledge – Everything Everything – Elder Island – Futureheads – The Bootleg Beatles – Todd Edwards – Friendly Fires (DJ) – Norman Jay MBE – The Cuban Brothers – Cinthie – Kidnap – Fleetmac Wood – The Illustrious Blacks – Da Funk Daft Punk Tribute and Mr Motivator!
The UK’s most exciting, award-winning glitter-fuelled party La Discothèque is hosting 3 nights of the finest disco, flamingos, soul sergeants, queens and glamour.
The ultimate mini-village of day and nighttime immersive entertainment! An eclectic mix of brass bands, DJs, cabaret & burlesque, a late-night jazz cafe, film screenings, karaoke, kids entertainment, chill out areas and much more!
Jukebox – Twisted Tubes – Regal Disco – Born To Be Wild Child – House of Ghetto – Lizzo Party – Love Scene – Playhouse Project – Pops – Rebecca Never Becky – Rich Reason – Riv Burns Guilty Pleasures – Will Tramp!
Sit back, grab a drink and get comfy for daytime comedy with some of the UK’s biggest comedians.
Proudly created alongside our partners at Altitude Comedy Festival, we have the amazing Jason Manford, Marcus Brigstocke, Shappi Khorshandi, Lou Conran and Keith Karnan, all hosted by the incredible Andrew Maxwell!
It’s never been more important to look after ourselves and live a balanced lifestyle. Working alongside our amazing partners Getahead, we have a packed programme spanning over Lady Cholmondeley’s picturesque gardens and our amazing natural lake. Whether you want to try something new or practice something you already love, we have something for you.
Switch off and tune in to our yoga and meditation sessions located in the idyllic Cholmondeley gardens. Our expert instructors have a variety of sessions for beginners to the experienced. Treat yourself to something extra special in our wood-fired hot tubs situated on the bank of the tranquil lake, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the festival.
Our 2 days of wellness talks and workshops, are here to inspire, educate and keep you balanced. Understanding yourself and others around you, so you can live a happier, healthier lifestyle. These are here for you to explore as you wish and in your own time. We will be announcing the full program of our amazing speakers very soon!
Our activities are led by some incredible people and brands, who all specialise in feeling good, unwinding and having fun. So far we can announce award-winning Morning Gloryville, the original morning dance experience, Krystal Roxx with her Go With The Flowga and the Cuddle Club bringing their dog therapy sessions!
Packed with the finest feasts and banquets you will find at any festival! From celebrity chefs, unique dining experiences and long table banquets we have everything covered from a quick bite to a multi-course extravaganza. Local produce and local craft ales will be served alongside nations favourites and we’ll cater for all dietary requirements. A fine coffee programme (of course!), wine bar (and tasting), cocktails, and our Great Feast Village to get together to celebrate great food in the picturesque location by the Cholmondeley lake.
Situated next to the picturesque Cholmondeley lake, our feast village is a place for you to re-connect with old and new friends, over some incredible food. We have a carefully picked food offering and speciality bars, scattered around the site for you to enjoy and discover over the weekend.
We’re all about good food, communal feasting and social eating at Velio, and it doesn’t get much better than our long table banquets! We’re partnered with the award-winning team at Volta, to bring you some incredible food experiences which will be announced very soon. Keep your eyes peeled on our Instagram for more info!
We love the stuff, we quite literally can’t function without it so we’ve joined forces with one of the biggest coffee festival brands in the world (we’ll tell you who it is very soon!). We’re collectively creating a coffee offering even the keenest connoisseur would be proud of. Over the coming weeks, we will be announcing our coffee programme, follow our Instagram for the latest info.
Velio has activities for your whole tribe to get involved in. Swim with us in the wild lake, venture out on a paddleboard, stroll with us on a guided walk or pick up the pace through an organised run.
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!
Included in all tickets, is camping for 3 days and 3 nights. As standard, you will have access to a very spacious campsite, with toilets and showers. If you would like the ease of not bringing and putting up a tent, at an extra cost, we have pre-erected tents for you to choose from at the ticket check out. They range from 2-8 person tents and you can add optional airbeds and sleeping bags.
After an extra special experience to look forward to? Look no further. Our boutique village really is providing an extra level of luxury. Choose from a range of Bell, Lotus or Mahal Tents, 2 to 8 people. Memory foam mattresses, 13.5 tog duvet, 200 thread count linen, bedside lights and tables come standard with all tents and upgrades of electricity, toiletries, mirrors, towels + many more available. You will also have access to luxury showers & toilets and the pamper parlour with all your home comforts plus much more! Check out the accommodation tab for all the amazing options.
Motorhomes and campervans are welcomed and pitches are available to purchase on the ticket checkout. If you would like to upgrade to extra space, we will be releasing that very soon.