Crick Music Festival 2023 - sponsored by Aquavista


Crick is proud to be Britain's biggest inland waterways festival, but the Crick experience wouldn't be complete without a full weekend of live music entertainment. Enjoy a wide selection of music performed in the Bar Marquee in the afternoon and evening. On Saturday and Sunday, the evenings build to the appearance of a headline act.

Entry to the evening entertainment is included in the price of your ticket - making a trip to Crick Boat Show incredible value for money.

Headliner Saturday 27 May

Dr Feelgood

On Saturday night, Crick will welcome Dr Feelgood. Formed on Canvey Island in Essex in the early 1970s, their original line-up featured the late Wilko Johnson, and they are now one of the most popular and exciting rhythm and blues acts in the world. The band reached the top of the UK album charts in 1976 with Stupidity and their ‘no nonsense live energy’ continues to enthrall audiences globally with hits including ‘Roxette’, 'Back in the Night', ‘Milk and Alcohol’ and ‘See You Later Alligator’. Dr Feelgood are a class act not to be missed.

Headliner Sunday 28 May

Mercury: The Ultimate Queen Tribute

Formed over 20 years ago, 'the world's leading Queen tribute band' have established themselves as one of the most authentic tributes to Freddie Mercury and Queen. Mercury’s choreographed stage show mixes beautifully-crafted harmonies and intricate guitar work with spectacular and authentic costumes, showmanship and energetic performances. The band have previously played Queen’s hits to Brian May himself, as well as Freddie Mercury’s family, and now bring their dynamic and hugely entertaining performance to Crick.


All evening entertainment is included in the price of your day/weekend ticket, making a visit to Crick Boat Show excellent value for money.

Details of supporting music acts will be announced soon. Check back here for details.

See 2023 music schedule »



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