Festival

Solfest… Celebrating 15 Years of Festival Fun

You’d better get your hands on some tickets for this years Solfest because it’s going to be something special.  The much-loved event has been struggling under debt recently but thanks to tireless fundraising by organisers and the arrival of new directors, Solfest will be back from the 23rd to the 25th of August. Since its […]

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Editors Pick for Carlisle July – August 2019

Summer brings those wonderful long nights.  So what better reason to get outdoors and enjoy some of the quality entertainment that’s made its way to the Border city?   Music on the Marr Castle Carrock 18 – 21 July Music on the Marr is a not-for-profit festival which celebrates great music, diversity and excellent entertainment […]

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Solfest – The Final Farewell Line-up Announced

Solfest The Farewell announce line-up for 2019 Cumbrias’ favourite festival Solfest announce the first wave of acts for Solfest 2019 which include artists such as Baka Beyond – The Undercover Hippy –  The Levellers lead singer and guitarist Mark Chadwick – Dansi  –  Neck  –  Funke and the Two Tone Baby – Local favourites Colt […]

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From Sheep to Sweaters – A Celebration of Wool

Woolfest is the UK’s original festival of all things wool related.  Since 2005, knitters, spinners, weavers and breeders have descended on Mitchell’s Livestock Centre in Cockermouth for the annual event.    The award winning festival will take place on Friday 28th – Saturday 29th of June and is a mecca for anyone with a passion for wool and textiles.  Visitors can pick up […]

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Carlisle Festival – National nomination 

The success of the Carlisle Blues/Rock Festival has always been the strength of the line up and its refusal to be restricted within a genre.   Organiser Nick Westgarth has never been shy to include acts that lean towards Rock, Soul, Americana, Rockabilly or Jazz.  A varied line up adds spice to the three day event and Nick will follow that […]

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Beer Festivals – When and Where

We’re rapidly heading into warmer weather and beer festival season.  Here’s some of the best our region has to offer.   Egremont Beer Festival, Egremont Rugby Union Club  14 – 15 June   The Egremont Rugby Union Club Beer Festival goes from strength to strength, it’s now one of the most highly anticipated dates on the summer […]

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Light up the Fells – Lakeland Festival of Light

 The Lakeland Festival of Light returns for its fifth year on the 4th of May.      The charity event is organised by Lakeland Mountain Guides and was originally planned to raise money for victims of the earthquake in Nepal back in 2015. 150 people climbed Blencathra that night and raised over £5000.    The festival has grown each year […]

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Blues Festival Rolls Into Carlisle

The highly-acclaimed Carlisle Blues Festival is back, and promises to offer real music for real people. Carlisle Blues Festival has been a regular fixture on the city’s gig-goers calendar since its inception in 2007. Despite a two-year hiatus in 2015 and 2016, the festival came back bigger than ever in 2017, and this year’s event […]

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Solfest

Solfest 2018 – Here comes the Sun!

Bringing family fun, great music and a wonderful atmosphere, Cumbria’s favourite music and arts festival, Solfest is back this summer, and ready to thrill yet again. Set up and run by local volunteers passionate about music and people, Solfest has evolved continually since its inception in 2003, transitioning from a local shindig, into one of the best […]

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Carlisle Fringe 2018

Access At The Heart Of Fringe Festival Programme

Carlisle Fringe festival, which opens its doors in a weeks-time, is set to welcome a diverse and culture-action-packed artistic programme, brimming with theatre, comedy, music and outdoor street theatre. Free shows, cheap tickets, shows being signed, full female casts and the rights of women are among the key themes being explored in the 90 shows […]

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