The Silloth Music & Beer Festival
Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th September 2023
Silloth Music and Beer Festival is 21 this year!
From Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 September we’ll be celebrating on Silloth Green with our usual mix of great music from headline acts and local bands – there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
We will have the usual selection of real ales, draft ciders and perry, plus lager, bitter, wine and soft drinks and some alcohol-free wine and beer for the designated drivers. Our Gin Bar that proved so popular last year will be back for 2023!
Silloth Music Festivals Ltd (a not-for-profit company) organises this annual festival and all income goes towards future festivals and helping local good causes where possible. All the committee members and festival helpers are unpaid volunteers, we think it’s important to celebrate this and we really appreciate the many compliments and positive comments we receive from regular visitors every year.
We aim to provide 4 days of enjoyable entertainment for local people and the visitors who come to Silloth-on-Solway and support our local businesses.
Thursday night gets us off to a great start with hugely popular local band AWOL headlining.
Friday night is party night, fancy dress and 70s gear is optional but come along and dance the night away to Abba tunes.
Saturday afternoon will be the usual free & easy session, with four bands and a definite country flavour while you tap your feet & sup a drink or two.
Don’t miss Saturday night’s headliners Women in Rock – women with attitude and sizzling outfits will appeal to lads and lasses!
Sunday afternoon, our family session, will feature some children’s activities, and we close our festival with plenty of high-energy feel-good music to send you home bouncing!
NB Children are welcome at the afternoon sessions free of charge if accompanied at all times by a ticket-holding responsible adult.
If you’ve been before – we’re looking forward to seeing you again.
If you‘ve yet to come along – we’d love to meet you.
Join us for 4 great days of music and beer ..(or cider…or Gin!) Don’t miss it!
FULL WEEKEND TICKET - JUST £85*
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Tickets can also be purchased from Winters Post office in Silloth and The Carnegie Theatre, Workington.
*Plus booking fee if purchased online
2023 LINE UP
THURSDAY 7th SEPTEMBER. 7pm – Midnight
THE REETS | THE MUSTANGZ TRIO | AWOL
Tickets £19 advance | £22 on the door
FRIDAY 8th SEPTEMBER – 7pm – Midnight
THE MISFITZ | SNEAKY FINCH | ABBA CHIQUE
Tickets £29 advance | £32 on the door
SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER (Afternoon 12pm – 5pm)
EZILI DANTOR | HOLBORN HILLBILLIES | BEATO BURRITO | KERRY WEIR & BAND
Tickets £19 advance | £22 on the door
SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER (Night 7pm – Midnight)
SQUEEZE BOX | Mike Andrews as ROBBIE WILLIAMS | WOMEN IN ROCK
Tickets £29 advance | £32 on the door
SUNDAY 10th SEPTEMBER (Afternoon 1pm – 6pm)
SOLOMON | SLAVES OF VENUS | BOOMIN
Tickets £17 advance | £20 on the door
In the unlikely event of any artiste/artistes being unable to appear, the organisers of Silloth Music & Beer Festival reserve the right to make changes to the advertised entertainment at short notice.
Unfortunately we do not allow dogs into the evening sessions
Countdown to the 2023 Festival
The Reets | Thursday
The Reets, formerly Indie Street Club, are a young and exciting Indie-Rock band who have quickly established themselves as a must see on the local scene.
The MustangZ Trio | Thursday
The MustangZ Trio is a unique rock ‘n’ roll band taking the North of England by storm with our own take on rock n roll with a rockabilly, ‘popabilly’ twist. Classic rock n roll is a must, and a passion, however, we pride ourselves on thinking outside the box & creating arrangements of pop, rock, blues & well… most genres of music really & ‘Mustangin’ them to our very own
rock n roll style!
AWOL | Thursday
Festival favourites AWOL return to the Silloth stage this year having entertained crowds here for a number of years. From Maryport, just a few miles down the coast.
The Misfitz | Friday
The Misfitz are a 10 piece Soul, Rhythm and Blues band with a 5 piece horn section
Sneaky Finch | Friday
Sneaky Finch are a three piece Cumbrian Party Band that leave you singing along to their take on classics well after the party has finished
ABBA Chique | Friday
Don’t be fooled….. They’re not ABBA – but they’re pretty darn close!
Chique is a remarkable alternative to the real ABBA. Their popularity has soared, captivating audiences nationwide and beyond. Comprising skilled musicians, Chique prides itself on its genuine ABBA sound and appearance, delivering a professional and captivating performance that appeals to all age groups. Prepare to be transported back to the 1970s with their glamorous and dazzling show, featuring meticulously crafted costumes replicating ABBA’s iconic designs.
Ezili Dantor | Sat PM
Ezili Dantor are a five piece funk band with a twist, featuring Mel Kinsella on vocals.
Holborn Hillbillies | Sat PM
A mixture of Irish/Country music with a few Classic Rock and Pop tracks too! There’s something for everyone.
Beato Burrito | Sat PM
Beato Burrito are a comedy mariachi band, performing songs from ABBA to the Pistols, in a Mariachi style! They are hotter than a jalapeno, performing nationwide at weddings, corporate events, military balls, awards and festivals.
Kerry Weir & Band | Sat PM
Fronted by Kerry Weir and supported by some of Cumbria’s finest musicians, the Kerry Weir band deliver some of the finest Country Music songs with a few popular songs thrown into the mix.
Kerry has been on the solo circuit for many years and is a popular choice for many venues and festivals and we’re proud to have her performing at Silloth with a full band.
Squeeze Box | Sat Night
Nice ‘n’ easy….Three middle aged men not playing too loud
Mike as Robbie | Sat Night
The highly acclaimed Mike Andrew has become one of, if not ‘the’ No 1 Robbie Williams impersonator in the world, gaining recognition from Robbie Williams himself and Robbie’s father, Pete Conway. Mike’s extremely unbelievable resemblance to Robbie, including his mannerism’s, his look, even his cheekiness on stage — not to mention his vocal similarity (it’s actually quite spooky!) — are second to none.
Women in Rock | Sat Night
Since 2016, Women In Rock have been wowing audiences across the UK & Europe with their high energy performances. Featuring soaring vocals, choreography, audience interaction, striking costumes and backed by a band of world class musicians, Women In Rock has built a reputation as the leading rock show around. Having performed to audiences of up to 120,000, these women are ready to take you on a spectacular journey through five decades of female rock leaving you cheering for more.
Solomon | Sun PM
Solomon are a relatively new to the scene four piece party and function band hailing from West Cumbria. Four talented musicians bringing a wealth of experience from other bands coming together as Solomon with toe tapping tunes from the 60s to present day.
Slaves of Venus | Sunday PM
It’s not the size of your instrument but what you do with it…….back by demand after an outstanding performance in 2022.
Boomin | Sun PM
Boomin are beyond conventional. They take the recognisable and spin it into the unexpected with interjections of classic rock into modern chart without so much of an iota’s thinking time. Their performance is audacious, outrageous, contagious and salacious, but why shouldn’t it be? The boys do it better than anyone else on the scene at the moment and are definitely in a league of their own. Boomin is an outstanding, live, three piece Party Rock band. Think Green Day meets McFly meets Mick Jagger!