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The Silloth Music & Beer Festival 2019

Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th September 2019

The Mersey Beatles

North Cumbria’s premier music and beer festival, Silloth Music & Beer Festival once again surpasses itself this year with another tremendous line up of great beers and fantastic music. Taking place this year from Thursday 5th September to Sunday 8th September on Silloth Green there’s music and drinks to suite every taste.

As ever The Silloth Music & Beer Festival features a plethora of the UK’s best tribute acts as well as upcoming new sounds and the best local bands treading the boards.

Opening proceedings on Thursday evening are renowned and rocking West Cumbrian three-piece The Mustangz, fronted by the unmistakable and charismatic Miss Dee, who add their rockabilly magic to a host of classic songs, followed by crazy Cumbrian party animals Sneaky Finch who guarantee a fun time with their fun interpretations of music from the last seven decades. The evening closes with A Foreigners Journey a band who cleverly, succinctly and wonderfully combine the music of two of the top AOR bands of all time, With hits like ‘Don’t Stop Believing’, ‘Cold As Ice’, ‘Waiting For A Girl Like You’ and ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ included.

Friday night sees the festival in full on soul mode with the unique musical mashups of Boomin, offering the filling in the middle of the slick 9-piece Souled As Seen who comprises of two of the finest soul singers in the UK today, plus a powerhouse three-piece horn section and a funky 4-piece rhythm section and the Cumbrian seven- piece band Soul Junction with tight rhythm, sizzling brass section backing female vocals and offering their distinct versions of the music of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, The Blues Brothers, Aretha Franklin and more.

Saturday afternoon opens with Bob Douglass showcasing his own country–flavoured compositions and those from the pen of and made famous by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Elvis Presley. Things continue with the unmistakable sounds of Celtic six-piece Drums N Roses who take Scottish bagpipes and drums into new horizons with a set that comprises everything from traditional music to pop greats and demands you dance. They’re followed by The Mersey Beatles who since 1999 have been recreating the music of probably the most famous band in history. The British Beatles Fan Club say they are the best Beatles tribute around

Guns Or Roses

Saturday evening is a rawk’n’roll extravaganza with Cumbrian rockers Heartbreak Remedy offering infectious riffs and delicious rocking numbers guaranteed to please, with The Kopycat Killers recreating all the hits and delights of the contemporary rock giants while Guns Or Roses offer their splendid recreation of the G’nR sound, that has seen them tagged as the ultimate tribute to the Hollywood hellraisers.


Sunday afternoon includes sets from well respected local rhythm and blues band The Misfitz, the acclaimed tribute to iconic Manchester rock acts James that is Born Of Frustration and Wannabee a tribute to the biggest-selling and possibly most influential girl-group of al time, The Spice Girls.

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

As ever, there will be over sixty real ales (many brewed in Cumbria) and twenty draft 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 lager, perry cider, wine, soft drinks and water!

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 eighteen 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.  All the committee members and festival helpers are unpaid volunteers; we feel this is important and is reflected in the many positive comments we receive each year from regular festival-goers.

Our aim is to provide an enjoyable, relaxed and entertaining four days for local people and to attract visitors to Silloth-on-Solway to help local businesses. We feel our festival is unique in offering both music and beer in equal quantities!

The best way to enjoy the festival is to buy a four-day weekend ticket, which costs a bargain £39 (limited earlybird rate-hurry!)  . This gives you access to everything across the weekend.

Individual passes are also available as follows:

  • Thursday (7pm – Midnight) £12 (advance) £15 (door)
  • Friday (7pm – Midnight) £24 (advance) £27 (door)
  • Saturday Afternoon (12 – 5pm) £12 (advance) £15 (door)
  • Saturday Night (7pm – Midnight) £24 (advance) £27 (door)
  • Sunday Afternoon (1pm – 6pm) £12 (advance) £15 (door)


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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