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‘Grasmere Guzzler’ 2019: Full-line up revealed

The Hoojamamas

Almost 30 musical acts from across Cumbria – and beyond – will take to the stage at the three-day ‘Grasmere Guzzler’ Beer & Music Festival next month, Friday 6 to Sunday 8 September 2019.

The full line-up has been announced for this year’s free event, which will take place in the grounds of Tweedies Bar & Lodge in Grasmere.

Headline acts across the three nights will include Glasgow-based The Hoojamamas, who have recently played on the main stage at the Eden Festival to crowds of thousands.

Mickey 9s

Another favourite from the Scottish music scene, the irreverent 4-piece Mickey 9s, also feature. And top of the bill on the Sunday night is South Cumbria’s own 9-piece ska band and self-proclaimed ‘social experiment’ Bad Transmission.

Bad Transmission

There will be plenty of other home-grown talent with Whitehaven’s Dean Newton Trio, Furness collective Valparaíso, Kendal’s Paddy Rogan Band and Band of Captives from Keswick all set to entertain revellers. Musicians are also travelling from around the North West and Yorkshire to join the line-up.

Now in its 13th year, the Grasmere Guzzler is again expected to welcome visitors from all corners of the UK to enjoy live music and to sample a choice of more than 100 craft beers.

It will be all hands to the pump, as Tweedies draft in extra staff to serve an estimated 8,000 pints in a specially-erected marquee over the three days.  The free event will also include a massive BBQ, alongside an array of food stalls including veggie options and an outdoor pizza oven to feed people’s hunger.

The free family-run event has become a Cumbrian institution since it started in 2007, with just 8 sampling ales and a few friends in the beer garden with a single guitar.

Laura Goodall, from Tweedies Bar & Lodge, says, “We’re so excited about this year’s Grasmere Guzzler. Not only is it a great place to enjoy a great mix of musical talent – including some fabulous acts from the Cumbrian music scene – but it really brings people together.  We are seeing more and more younger people and families coming along, because they love the whole weekend’s informal atmosphere and laid-back vibe. There’s a real sense of community and we are looking forward to another special and unique event.”

The full line-up for the 2019 Grasmere Guzzler includes:

Friday 6 September (Live music 3pm-midnight)

  • 11pm    Mickey 9s
  • 10pm    Dean Newton Trio
  • 9pm      Valparaíso
  • 8pm      Meetwood Flac
  • 7pm      Reuben’s Train
  • 6pm      Bill Lloyd – Banjo, Ballads & Bagpipes
  • 5pm      Tanya Alexis
  • 4pm      The Native Cult
  • 3pm      Jon Dawes

Saturday 7 September (Live music 2pm-midnight)

  • 11pm    The Hoojamamas
  • 9.45pm Go Kojak
  • 8.45pm The Convulsions
  • 8pm      Deatbeats
  • 7pm      Zero Fret Club
  • 6pm      Don’t Tell Suzy
  • 5pm      Mitsi
  • 4pm      Foragers
  • 3pm      Samh
  • 2pm      The Spiratones

Sunday 8 September (Storyteller Taffy Thomas 1pm. Live music 2pm-9pm)

  • 8pm      Bad Transmission
  • 7pm      Paddy Rogan Band
  • 6pm      Barney Kenny
  • 5pm      Band of Captives
  • 4pm      Chris Butler music
  • 3.30pm Freyja Burke
  • 3pm      Jack Hartley
  • 2pm      Me & Fred
  • 1pm      Taffy Thomas

For more information about the Grasmere Guzzler, contact: [email protected] / 015394 35300.

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