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THURSDAY 6th : 7pm - MIDNIGHT
FIVE & DANGEROUS
AWOL | OUT ON BAIL
FRIDAY 7th : 7pm - MIDNIGHT
SARAH COLLINS & KEEP THE FAITH
HAPPY MONDAZE | SOUL JUNCTION
SATURDAY 8th: AFTERNOON SESSION
TRYCKSTER | MAM SANG & THE ROBOT
SATURDAY 8th : 7pm - MIDNIGHT
DIRTY DC| THE PRINCE EXPERIENCE
SUNDAY 9th : 1pm - 6pm
THE PHONICS | THE CREW BAND
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The Silloth Music & Beer Festival will take place this year from Thursday 6th September to Sunday 9th September on Silloth Green. The festival is organised by the committee of Silloth Music Festivals Ltd. which is a not-for-profit company; any profits made are either ploughed back into improving future festivals or helping other music events on The Green.
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 4 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!
In addition to our headline acts we promote local bands giving them a chance to perform on ‘the big stage’.
Around 60 real ales – many from Cumbria itself – are featured with some 22 draft ciders. For the non-real ale drinkers we offer lager, perry ciders, wine, alcopops, soft drinks and water!
On Saturday afternoons we have a free and easy session allowing you to enjoy a drink or two in a more relaxed atmosphere.
Sunday afternoon is traditionally our Family Afternoon, offering face painting and other activities yet to be confirmed.
N.B. Children are only allowed in events on Saturday and Sunday afternoons free of charge providing they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
Make sure that you don’t miss this year’s festival – a great 4 days of music and beer!
EARLY BIRD WEEKEND TICKETS PRICED AT £45 WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED PERIOD. PLEASE SEE OUR TICKET INFORMATION
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Silloth on Solway
With its peaceful, leisurely atmosphere (and reputedly the second purest ozone in England!), located in the vicinity of the Lake District Fells and yet with glorious sea views facing the hills of South Galloway, Silloth is a popular, Victorian seaside resort. The magnificent promenade has beautiful scenic views across the Solway Firth culminating on many a night in a spectacular sunset. Silloth Green is one of the town’s most attractive features having recently benefitted from a million pound grant via the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This has included a major restoration of the Pagoda, Edwardian toilet facilities and a new water play area - great for the children!
Silloth boasts one of the best Links Golf courses in England, tennis courts, a bowling green, good sea-fishing on the promenade and miles of sandy beach south of the town. In this area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) you will find good walking and cycle trails and see numerous bird species, together with delightful flora and fauna. The Music & Beer Festival takes place each year on Silloth Green whilst throughout the year other events include ‘The Green Day’, a Vintage Car Rally and the town’s annual holiday Carnival. And if you’re feeling really energetic, you can always enter for the
Simply put: for the busy - and possibly slightly stressed visitor – Silloth is a great place to CHILL OUT!
THURSDAY 6th SEPTEMBER
FIVE & DANGEROUS | AWOL | OUT ON BAIL
FRIDAY 7th SEPTEMBER
SARAH COLLINS & KEEP THE FAITH | HAPPY MONDAZE | SOUL JUNCTION
SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER (Afternoon)
LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS | TRYCKSTER | MAMA SANG & THE ROBOT
SATURDAY 8th September (Night)
DIRTY DC | THE PRINCE EXPERIENCE | REGULATION 21
SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER (Afternoon)
SUPERFLY | THE PHONICS | THE CREW BAND
AWOL | Thursday
AWOL formed in 2002. They all met up in school and formed a band. They have played a number of gigs in their local area. Based in Maryport, Cumbria means they do not have many places where they can showcase their talents. But they have played in various places around the town including in the Maryport Blues festival in 2004, they were hugely popular at the 2005 event and went down a storm in 2006, 2007 and 2008. They played at the Silloth Beer Festival where they supported The Animals in 2006, Headlined the Sunday in 2007, and played alongside the The Blues Brothers in 2008.
In March 2007 whilst playing a gig in Sweeney’s in Keswick they had Rock Royalty watching their every move. The man in question is a big hero of all the band and have dreamed to see his band but they have not played together for the past 5 years. His introduction was like this - ’How you doing? I’m Brian Johnson’. Of course he is the singer of AC/DC. He heaped praise on the lads telling them he thought they were ’Awesome’
Five & Dangerous | Thursday
The plan is simply to recreate and perform Thin Lizzys classic ‘Live and Dangerous’ album (with some additions) and deliver it to everyone and anyone who wants to hear it. Enter stage left ‘Five & Dangerous!.
The numbers are performed as close to the originals as possible and a lot of effort has been put in to deliver that classic Lizzy sound. The band are all Lizzy fans and that sense of pleasure is there in rehearsals just as much as on stage!
Asked what it feels like to be on stage playing those classic tunes the banded commented "...As the saying goes ‘it’s the most fun you can have with your clothes on!’ although technically, in this instance, it’s with someone else’s clothes on!!"
A five piece band, comprising Allan Hall on Drums, Paul Nichol on Lead guitar, Dicky Clark on Lead guitar, Mark MaCarten on Bass guitar and myself on Vocals. Everyone in the band has plenty of experience within the local music scene and have joined forces as Lizzy fans to play Lizzy songs for Lizzy fans!
Out on Bail | Thursday
Out On Bail are a Rock/Pop Covers band from West Cumbria, covering timeless classics from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's & present. A must have band for all ages and events.
The band is fronted by Lead Vocalist/Guitarist Chris Cardy who joined the group along with Bassist/Backing Vocalist Sean Tilley. They acquired Drummer/Backing Vocalist Paul Fligg who is also the drummer for new up and coming original band Bugenhagen. Completing the line-up for the band is Lead Guitarist Liam Wright.
The band's song list is forever growing but like to strive themselves on covering hits that no or hardly any other band's cover as to not be too generic, although still playing all the classics that everyone loves to hear. To spread some light as to what the band offers, they cover a wide range of artists such as: Foo Fighters, Thin Lizzy, The Rolling Stones, Olly Murs, Shania Twain, Don Henley, Status Quo, Chuck Berry, UFO, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Killers, Kings Of Leon, Oasis, Bryan Adams, Stereophonics, The Beatles, AC/DC, Green Day, Free, Steppenwolf, Blink 182, Lionel Ritchie, T-Rex, ZZ Top & Many More!
Sarah Collins & Keep the Faith | Friday
Sarah Collins is a firm favourite on today's Northern Soul scene with many appearances at UK and European festivals and events. Her YouTube channel has thousands of subscribers, and videos of her singing Northern Soul covers to backing tracks have clocked up well over four million views.
She now plays with a group of highly experienced musicians to recreate the live sound and feel of the songs which originated on an underground scene during the mid 60s and have swept the dance floors ever since.
With a line-up of guitar, bass, drums and keyboards, backing vocals and a three-piece brass section, the band play authentic arrangements of the original songs. Keep The Faith provide a live Northern Soul and Motown experience that is second to none.
Happy Mondaze | Friday
Reliving the heady Madchester vibes of the infamous Hacienda, Happy Mondaze bring you the cult classics and best-selling hits of Manchester's number one baggy band the Happy Mondays.
Never before has a tribute band captured the true essence of the originals with such dedication to re-creating these revolutionary tracks. Guaranteeing a party like no other, the Mondaze promise to transport you back to Manchester's musical heyday and the birth of rave culture. Sing along with Shaun (Marc), Rowetta (Jocelyn), Bez (Peter) and the band to smash hits such as Step On, Kinky Afro, Wrote For Luck and many many more as the Mondaze vow to amaze, entertain and leave you crying out for an encore!
From the dirt of Squirrel and G Man, the attitude of Bummed, slick grooves of Pills n Thrills and the hedonism of Yes Please, the world's only tribute to the ground breaking sounds of the Mondays brings to you an authenticity like no other tribute band. Billed as 'spooky' by Bez, the Mondaze deliver a show that revives and recreates the punk fuelled energy of the late 80s and early 90s rave scene.
Soul Junction | Friday
Soul Junction is an eight-piece Penrith-based soul band. It’s a classy, classic soul line-up of experienced musicians who love soul. The band comprises: sassy lead singer Clare Torn, a sizzling horn section with Jon Skelton on saxophone and Chris Torn and Rebekah Gall on trumpets, the super-tight rhythm of Tony Atkinson and Bill Turner on guitar and bass, Alice Sheppard's rich sound on keyboard and the energetic Nick Thomas's one-man work-out on drums. Male vocalists are Jon, Bill and Nick.
The band loves recreating the authentic sound of the classic soul singers such as Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, also Amy Winehouse, and Plan B... in Soul Junction style!
The band is in its second year and has had huge success playing at festivals, pubs, clubs and private events throughout the country.
You may have already been seduced by their sweet soul sound at Maryport Blues, Hootabilly Festival, Culgaith Festival or Mains Farm Festival…if not, welcome to the soul party…..the floor is yours!
Dirty DC | Saturday Headline
Dirty DC was formed in 1998 and have played throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. They quickly made a strong reputation amongst the serious die hard AC/DC fans. Dirty DC have always been renown for their heavy stage presence, authenticity and most important the delivery of the music AC/DC has become so famous for.
Dirty DC have seen some line up changes over the years but their attention to detail has always remained accurate to the band they portray and still promise to deliver that accurate AC/DC experience the fans have grown to love over the years.
Chris who has been playing Brian Johnson for many years has decided to stay as lead singer, Colin is still laying that perfect Cliff bass line and Steve Wilson has returned after a 12 month break as Malcolm on rhythm guitar, new to the line up playing drums is Connor who is a fantastic and highly talented drummer and finally current Dirty DC member James has moved from rhythm guitar to playing the Angus’ role on lead. James is a well established guitarist that has played in the USA with former Ozzy Osbourne bass player Rudy Sarzo, Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy on the Randy Rhoads remembered tour. More importantly James has now returned to the role he is best suited to, James has played Angus for tribute bands before and is back to the role he knows and loves.
Tryckster | Saturday Afternoon
Fiddle-driven folk rock with a political conscience, Tryckster bring traditional folk tunes sizzling into life alongside original songs with big souls and big choruses.
Music for your head, heart and dancing feet. Tryckster provide the perfect soundtrack to a raucous evening of ‘carousing’, west Cumbria style.
The Crew Band | Sunday Afternoon
Band info coming soon...
Mama Sang & the Robot |
Mama-Sang And The Robot are a 3 piece west Cumbrian band. They pride themselves on writing original Rock and Blues playing live shows and covering some of the worlds biggest songs. Their sound is recognisable by bold guitar riffs, catchy melodies, solid backing section and some big guitar solos The pure love for music can be seen in these guys at there live shows. All hailing from different types of music there is a true mix and something you just can't put your finger on in there songs.
The Prince Experience | Saturday Night
The ultimate LIVE experience of Prince's music
In 2016 we lost Prince, one of the most prolific and controversial musical icons of all time, it seems there's nothing this man couldn't do, and because there was only one PRINCE, there's only one Prince tribute band, The Prince Experience.
The nine piece Prince Experience is made up of amazing musicians who all have one thing in common - they are huge fans of the music. This love is clear to see, and of course heard when the band perform. Fast becoming known as 'the tightest live band out there, they play with a passion that is undeniable, you won't believe your ears once the music starts.
Jaw breaking high notes, screams and high heels, wailing guitar solos, Linn drums, loops, funky bass, live horns, and that famous 'purple' sense of humour. Only The Prince Experience have the audacity, and the musicianship to do justice to the music of the purple genius and it all comes together in an incredible onstage explosion of hits. From the floor shaking 1999 and the era defining Purple Rain right through the hits of the 90s and beyond. One thing is for sure, you better bring your comfortable shoes, because you WILL be dancing. Celebrate the music of Prince with The Prince Experience.
Regulation 21 | Friday
If your musical tastes range from Rod Stewart to Metallica via Green day, Guns n Roses, Foo Fighters, Fall out boy, Blink 182 and Royal Blood to name just a few then the Rock covers band 'Regulation 21' could be right up your street.
Delivering superb cover songs to suit all tastes 'R21' never fail to produce a crowd pleasing set and have received critical acclaim throughout the past 5 years of playing the pub circuit and the local music festivals.
Hailing from the Workington village of Seaton the 5 piece band was formed in 2013 and comprises of 'Ben Mc' - Vocals, 'Ben P' & 'Kev Mc' - Guitars, 'Bob N' - Bass and 'Paul S' - Drums.
The Lancashire Hotpots | Sunday
2017 sees festival favourites The Lancashire Hotpots celebrate 10 years of Chippy Teas and Shopmobility Scooters. In that time, the Hotpots have built a well-earned reputation as the number one party night out in the North West. Join Bernard and the boys for a great big Northern knees-up full of singalonga music and madcap fun.
The Phonics | Sunday
Once described by Kelly Jones himself as "Awesome" The Uk's No1 tribute to stereophonics head to Silloth, to perform a mind blowing set of all the classics that you will know and love, which will include Have a nice day, bartender & the thief, Dakota, Maybe tomorrow, handbags & glad rags plus the latest singles All in one night and caught by the wind to name but a few. You will also hear them perform some of those amazing album tracks like same sized feet, too many sandwiches, including songs from the brand new album "Scream above the sounds" the list is endless. The Phonics have toured consistently for over 2 years all over the uk and continue to do so, leaving audiences speechless by the amazing attention to detail they create in getting as close as you can possibly get to that unique sound of stereophonics. Be sure to get your tickets early for this show as this is going to be a very busy night
Five & Dangerous (Thursday)
Out On Bail (Thursday)
Sarah Collins & Keep The Faith (Friday)
Happy Mondaze (Friday)
Soul Junction (Friday)
Dirty DC (Saturday Night)
Tryckster (Saturday Afternoon)
The Crew Band (Sunday Afternoon)
Mama Sang & the Robot (Saturday Afternoon)
The Prince Experience (Saturday Night)
Regulation 21 (Saturday Night)
Lancashire Hotpots (Saturday Afternoon)
The Phonics (Sunday Afternoon)
Superfly (Sunday Afternoon)
The best way to enjoy the festival is to buy a four day festival pass which costs £59. This gets you access to all five sessions across the weekend.
HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKETS: As well as being available to purchase online, you can also purchase tickets from the following venues:
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 www.ticketweb.co.uk
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PLUS 2 WEEKEND FESTIVAL TICKETS
DEAL AT GREAT HOLIDAY CENTRE CAMPSITES NEAR TO THE VENUE
(£15 on the door)
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(£15 on the door)
NB: This is a beer festival admittance after 7pm is strictly limited to over 18 s and proof of age may be requested and if warranted, admittance refused. Silloth Music Festivals Ltd. reserve the right to change advertised band listings without notice.
Booking fee applicable.
Thanks to the following for sponsoring the 2016 Silloth Music & Beer Festival
Thank you for considering becoming a Silloth Music & Beer Festival sponsor.
We have been staging the Slloth Music and Beer Festival for 15 years now and the ongoing success of the event is in no small part due to the support that we get from local business in the area.
We offer diifferent ways that you or your business can get involved, from simply sponsoring one of our Beers or ciders, to sponsoring a specific night.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via the form opposite and one of the committee will be in touch with you soon..
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