Welcome to The Silloth Music & Beer Festival 2019
The Silloth Music & Beer Festival will take place this year from Thursday 5th September to Sunday 8th 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 20 draft ciders. For the non-real ale drinkers we offer lager, perry ciders, wine, 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 Tickets are still available
Download a copy of this year's tasting notes.
2019 LINE UP
THURSDAY 5th SEPTEMBER
A FOREIGNERS JOURNEY | SNEAKY FINCH | THE MUSTANGZ
FRIDAY 6th SEPTEMBER
SOULED AS SEEN | BOOMIN | SOUL JUNCTION
SATURDAY 7th SEPTEMBER (Afternoon)
DRUMS N ROSES | THE MERSEY BEATLES | BASKETCASE feat BUZZ ELLIOTT
SATURDAY 7th SEPTEMBER (Night)
GUNS OR ROSES | THE KOPYCAT KILLERS | HEARTBREAK REMEDY
SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER (Afternoon)
BORN OF FRUSTRATION | THE SPICE GIRLS EXPERIENCE | THE MISFITZ
Countdown to the 2019 Festival
A Foreigners Journey | Thursday
Sneaky Finch | Thursday
Cumbria’s premier energy-driven, super-fun, party rock band. We are three friends who love to play shows, dance around, laugh at our own jokes and share the fun. With ten years’ experience of playing pubs, festivals, weddings, christenings and birthday parties and a repertoire of songs spanning seven decades, we have something suitable for everyone.
The MustangZ | 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!
Souled As Seen | Friday
Souled As Seen, established nearly 25 years ago by the late, (and great), Larry Edwards, have developed into one of the leading, and most sought after, Soul and ‘function’ bands in the UK.
The slick 9-piece band 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. All of the musicians in the band have a wealth of experience in the music industry, performing at the highest professional standard for many years.
Boomin | Friday
Since forming in 2006, Adam, Edd and Rory soon became local celebrities in their home county of Lancashire. Taking ordinary songs, Boomin mix them, mash them and create something wonderfully unique that is loved by all. It’s taken them 10 years to create the ultimate Live Band experience.
Boomin have been on an incredible journey….
Boomin have won multiple awards and live band competitions, not only in the North West but the whole of the UK; and not just as a cover band either; these talented guys also write their own original music that has seen them supporting artists such as The Script,
Soul Junction | Friday
Cumbrian band based in Penrith playing great live music. 7 piece soul band with tight rhythm, sizzling brass section backing female vocals.
Covering songs by Otis Redding, Martha & the Vandellas, Sam & Dave, The Blues Brothers, Amy Winehouse, Plan B, Aretha Franklin, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Tina Turner, plus lots more.
Drums & Roses | Sat PM
The group are praised for their dramatic live performance which offers audience engagement and participation.
The band have entertained audiences across the widest range of venues! From the Main Stage at Global’s Rewind Festival to private parties and functions across the country, Drums n Roses’ unique Scottish twist has delighted crowds since 2005.
The Mersey Beatles | Sat PM
Like the original Fab Four, The Mersey Beatles are a band from the great city of Liverpool.
Since 1999 they have been recreating the sights and sound of the Beatles with a very authentic & distinctly Liverpool flavoured tribute.
According to The British Beatles Fan Club, “The Mersey Beatles are the best Beatles tribute band around”.
They are also the only Beatles band recommended by the Penny Lane Development trust. Born, bred & based in Liverpool The Mersey Beatles are truly following in the footsteps of The Beatles.
Basketcase | Sat PM
Guns or Roses | Sat Night
Formed in 2009, Guns or Roses began extensive rehearsals to launch themselves as the ultimate tribute to the Hollywood hellraisers. Now ten years on, they have firmly established themselves as one of the best tribute bands out there.
Since their concept, the band have gone from strength to strength, wowing audiences and gaining thousands of fans with their performances all over the UK, Ireland and Europe. They have headlined festivals in Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, Bulgaria, as well as all over the UK and Ireland.
The Kopycat Killers | Sat Night
The Kopycat Killers first formed when frontman Stuart was told for the 200th time at one of his own gigs (in his originals rock band Lux Lisbon) that he ‘sounds just like that bloke out of The Killers’ and, being a huge fan, thought, “well why not!” – and set about assembling his band from his contacts in both the London and Newcastle rock scene, all of the highest calibre and to a man incredible and hugely experienced rock musicians with University Degrees in their respective instruments.
Heartbreak Remedy | Sat Night
‘Merging a heady mix of contagious, head banging, foot tapping, hip shaking Rock and Roll!!’
Formed in the depths of the Lake District in early 2013, on the back of a drunken night out discussing music and ideas, the motivation for Heartbreak Remedy was ignited.
They have shared stages across the UK playing gigs and festivals alongside the likes of UFO, The Paul Raymond Project, Hardcore Superstar, Enuff Znuff, The Quireboys, Kobra And The Lotus and The Last Vegas among others.
Born of Frustration | Sun PM
A Tribute to Iconic Manchester band JAMES.
James are credited as one of the most influential bands from the Manchester scene, selling over 25 million records and are famous for there Live Shows.
Born of Frustration capture the Live Spirit of James, in a set packed full of massive hits such as “Come Home”, “Sit Down”, “She’s a Star” and “Laid”.
The band have recently just performed at the Sold Out “Madchester” B.E.C ARENA, to rave reviews.
Spice Girls Experience | Sun PM
It was 1996 when the hit song “Wannabe” swept the world in a swell of pre-teen, bubble-gum hysteria. Ginger, Baby, Scary, Posh and Sporty became the new faces of pop music and girls (boys too!) everywhere were instant fans! With 65 million records sold world-wide, the Spice girls became the best selling girl-group of all time. It was total Spice-Mania!
Fast forward twenty or so years and there happens to be a new group in town that aims to satisfy the world’s absolute craving for SPICE!…
The Misfitz | Sun PM
Rhythm and Blues Band