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See You In The Fields: 2018 Festival Round-Up

There’s live music and entertainment events popping up in all areas of county over the coming months. Pull on your wellies and grab the glitter body paint, as we bring you the best festivals in Cumbria and the surrounding areas this summer. EskFest 6 – 7 July, Eskdale The crazy creative Cumbrian collective that is […]

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Crab Fest last year

Crab Fest Returns Bigger And Better Than Ever

This year’s Crab Fest looks set to be better than ever before, with an impressive line-up of home-grown talent and established pop acts taking to the stage. The annual event, which takes place this year on 15 September, at the usual location of Egremont Crab Fair Field, Baybarrow Road, will also feature a free town-centre […]

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Wonder Fields Festival to Bring Heaven to Devon

By Danielle Murphy With the promise of sun, beer, music and wonder, summer is here and festival season upon us. This year, from 29 June – 1 July, Wonder Fields festival in Devon will celebrate its fourth annual event. In the last four years the festival has evolved and grown, but its core purpose and […]

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Award-Winning Folk Duo Visit Florence This Weekend

The BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend celebrations conclude at Florence Arts Centre this Saturday, with a performance from award-winning British duo Hannah Sanders and Ben Savage. Over the last 10 days, Florence Arts Centre in Egremont, have programmed a handful of live music events as an official BBC Music Biggest Weekend Fringe venue – from a […]

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The band plays Carlisle Sands Centre in March

Mike & The Mechanics Set For Sands Centre Date

Mike & The Mechanics, who have sold over ten million records worldwide – announce their 2019 nationwide ‘Looking Back Over My Shoulder Tour’ – an epic run of 34 UK concerts in February/March/April, including Carlisle on Sunday 3 March 2019. Mike & The Mechanics are Genesis founding member Mike Rutherford (Guitar), one of the UK’s […]

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Cockermouth Ukeleles

Cockermouth Ukeleles arrange fundraising event

A Cockermouth-based band will be performing to raise money for a good cause. Cockermouth Ukeleles are set to entertain passers-by outside Booths of Keswick on Saturday 26th May. Fundraising will begin at 1pm, where the band will play a unique selection of feel-good singalong ukelele music. All proceeds raised will be donated to help fund […]

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What's on? Lionel Richie

Editor’s Pick – May/June

From international acts to feel-good fundraisers, our Editor picks the events not to be missed over the coming months. Miles Kane 23 May, The Brickyard Known for his exhilarating live shows, Miles Kane is back on the road and is playing an unmissable show at The Brickyard this summer. The co-frontman of the Last Shadow […]

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Aspatria Music Festival set to host The Hoosiers

The three day not-for-profit live music extravaganza returns to Bower Park this July. Now gearing up for its fifth annual event, Aspatria Music Festival continues to grow each year, with ever-changing lineups that refreshingly combine well established acts with leading local talent. This year, taking place from 20 – 22 July, is set to be […]

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Review: Twisted Wheel & The Indica Gallery

Paul McGuirk was in the crowd as Manchester’s Twisted Wheel kicked off their reunion tour at the Yellow Earl on 20 April. While the Yellow Earl has been one of my favourite local haunts since it opened last summer, I don’t think I’d quite prepared myself for the transformation that had taken place on Friday […]

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Westlife Star to Join Lionel Richie at Carlisle Show

Westlife’s Shane Filan will join Lionel Richie on his exclusive UK summer tour in June – a major outdoor tour visiting venues across the UK including Brunton Park in Carlisle. For 14 years, Shane Filan was a prominent member of hugely successful boy band Westlife, an act that managed to amass no fewer than 14 […]

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