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Silloth Music And Beer Festival

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[N]orth Cumbria’s premier music and beer festival, Silloth Music And Beer Festival, once again looks set to surpass itself again this year with another tremendous line-up of great beers and fantastic music.

Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th September are the dates for your diary with 2017’s highlights including headlining appearances on Thursday from quite possibly the premier Bruce Springsteen Band tribute, The Boss UK.  Friday evening sees the splendid double headline show of the fabulous rocking Green Day tribute of Green Haze followed by the exceptional five-piece Absolute Bowie, who really need no further explanation than to say that for close on a decade they have faithfully reproduced the magic of the unique David Bowie.

And if that wasn’t enough then Satuday evening offers more treats in the shape of the world renowned Bon Jovi tribute act, Bon Giovi who will be recreating a little of the magic of the New Jersey rock legends, whilst The Clone Roses (endorsed by The Stones Roses own bassist Mani) will be offering a sincere and inspiring tribute show to quite possibly the best and most influential British band of the last thirty years.

The Lancashire Hotspots

As always there’s a fantastic range of great acts appearing throughout the extended weekend including on Saturday evening an hilarious and fun-filled set from North-West institution The Lancashire Hotspots.  Sunday evening the powerful sound of Wigan-based pop-rock three-piece Boomin’, acclaimed Scottish singer-songwriter Stoney Broke on Sunday evening too and the down’n’dirty sound of the stompin blues three-piece Delta Sunrise on Saturday afternoon.

Added to that is plethora of the cream of Cumbrian talent including the hard rocking sound of Workington’s AWOL, Seaton-based five-piece covers band Regulation 21, the incredibly talented local acoustic folk rockers John & Wayne and Cumbria indie-rockers The Buyers Club.

Our Kids Zone Marquee will be available on Sunday, our traditional family day.

As ever, there will be over seventy-five real ales and ciders for you to try and to work your way through, from thirst-quenching old favourites to palate-pleasing newcomers. In addition to these we will also be offering draught lager, draught cider, perry cider, white, red and rosé wine, a selection of Alco pops, soft drinks and cordials.

The Silloth area boasts many camping sites, Holiday Parks, hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation to cater to your needs. So it’s easy to stay and enjoy the entire festival weekend.

Over the past fifteen years many thousands of people have attended the festival. It is well supported by the local community and by local businesses, and it’s always a pleasure to see those who’ve travelled to the town specifically for the event. We have regulars from right across Cumbria and with many more coming from much farther afield.

The Silloth Music And Beer Festival remains a non-commercial event, and any profits generated are ploughed back into other events in Silloth throughout the year.

The best way to enjoy the festival is to buy a four-day festival pass, which costs £59. This gives you access to all five sessions across the weekend.

Or why not take advantage of our bargain deal of three nights’ accommodation for two (at Stanwix Holiday Complex in Silloth a mere 150 yards from the festival site) and two weekend tickets for a bargain £99

Individual passes are also available as follows.


Winters Newsagents, Silloth: Tickets are available in person (cash only).

Carnegie Theatre, Workington: Tickets are available in person or over the phone. Tel: 01900 602122.

Ticketweb: Tickets will be available online at

Booking Fee applicable

NB: This is a beer festival: admittance after 7pm is strictly limited to over-18s and proof of age may be requested and, if warranted, admittance refused.

Silloth Music Festivals Ltd. reserves the right to change advertised band listing.


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