THURSDAY 7th : 7pm - MIDNIGHT
THE BOSS UK
AWOL | THE BUYERS CLUB
FRIDAY 8th : 7pm - MIDNIGHT
GREEN HAZE | REGULATION 21
SATURDAY 9th: AFTERNOON SESSION
JOHN & WAYNE
DELTA SUNRISE | LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS
SATURDAY 9th : 7pm - MIDNIGHT
THE CLONE ROSES | BON GIOVI
SUNDAY 10th : 1pm - 6pm
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About Silloth Music & Beer Festival
The Silloth Music & Beer Festival will take place this year from Thursday 7th September to Sunday 10th 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 7th SEPTEMBER
THE BOSS UK | AWOL | THE BUYERS CLUB
FRIDAY 8th SEPTEMBER
ABSOLUTE BOWIE | GREEN HAZE | REGULATION 21
SATURDAY 9th SEPTEMBER (Afternoon)
JOHN & WAYNE | DELTA SUNRISE | LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS
SATURDAY 9th September (Night)
THE CLONE ROSES | BON GIOVI | THE PROWLES
SUNDAY 10th SEPTEMBER (Afternoon)
BOOMIN | STONEY BROKE
2017 Line Up
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’
The BOSS Uk | Thursday
Bruce Springsteen is touring the USA this year but don’t feel left out! The Boss UK brings all of Bruce’s best-loved hits in a sweat-drenched, ninety minute show with all the passion, intensity and realism of the true Boss.
This band of world-class musicians has risen rapidly to wide critical acclaim becoming the World’s Official No.1 Springsteen tribute. Some say, not just the best tribute to Springsteen, but the best tribute band, full stop.
From the blistering opening of ‘Born to Run’ this production becomes one huge sing along so get ready to become part of the show!
“This band is awesome - mighty, moving and unstoppable…………” Amanda Price, News Corp.
“This has been the best night of my life and I’m quite old!”
Dave Moran aged [only] 38.
“Wow, I feel I’ve just had an audience with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band themselves!”
Gerry Kelly, BBC Radio.
Absolute Bowie | Friday
Celebrating the life and music of David Bowie.
There will only ever be one David Bowie, he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie, Europe’s Finest David Bowie Tribute continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie fans across the UK.
The five piece has toured all over Europe for the last 8 years, faithfully performing the music of David Bowie with uncanny accuracy. The audience are taken on a journey experiencing the different personas of Bowie, from Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane through to The Thin White Duke and the late 80's.
"Absolutely wicked. As one who was there, watching AB put me back there again. For anyone who missed it or fans who want to relive it I definitely recommend it. As close to the real thing that you'll get. Enjoy." - Woody Woodmansey (Spiders from Mars)
Absolute Bowie has been voted one of the best tribute bands in the UK with their energetic (and theatrical!) stage show. Prepare to be taken from A to Z (Absolute Beginners to Ziggy!) with Stations to Station in between.
Green Haze | Friday
GREEN HAZE are the ultimate tribute to one of the best rock bands the world has ever seen – Green Day. Being inducted into the Rock’n’Roll hall of fame in their first year of eligibility, joining just a handful of bands to ever do so – Green Day have forever cemented themselves as one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
GREEN HAZE perform the songs with the same energy and passion that only true fans of the original band can, this is what makes Green Haze literally THE next best thing to Green Day themselves.
“We wanted a Green Day tribute for our event and checked out 5 Green Day acts and Green Haze were by far the best of them all!” Gaz Jackson, London
“Green haze are a great tribute to a great band, very recommended, I'll have them back at the Dolls House any time! ”
The Dolls House, Abertillery
Regulation 21 | Friday
The Clone Roses
The Stone Roses are without doubt one of the most important bands of British music and their music has influenced and inspired many artists. They recently performed 4 sell out nights at The Etihad Stadium in Manchester to over 240,000 people, and the concerts will no doubt go down in history for fans of the band.
But with the Roses’ appearances now less regular, there is only 1 option to hear those songs played with the same passion and energy as the real thing. The Clone Roses are the longest serving and most popular Roses Tribute playing live today. The attention to detail is second to none, with the band acquiring the same clothing, instruments and usually play the same set as The Roses themselves. The band have recently played Isle of Wight Festival, Shiine on Weekender, and “A Tribute to Manchester” headlining to over 2500 at Manchester Academy 1, and to 1700 people at Ulster Hall in Belfast, as well as a UK Tour of the o2 Academy music venues.
Expect to hear all the classics, “Waterfall”, “Made of Stone”, “I am the Resurrection” along with the new songs “All for One” and “Beautiful Thing.”
If you’ve never seen the real deal or want to re-live the best gig you’ve been to then “The Clones” will deliver the next best thing!
“I can’t believe it’s not butter, the second best Stone Roses in the World! MANI (THE STONE ROSES)
“Easily the Best Roses Tribute Band in the business”
CLINT BOON (INSPIRAL CARPETS / RADIO X)
Delta Sunrise | Saturday Afternoon
Delta Sunrise are a Delta hill stomp blues trio act with an old soul.
Combining the foot stomping hypnotic rhythms of the Mississippi delta blues, Gospel, and modern soul to create a powerful and memorable performance. An electric display of drums, Guitar, Banjo, Tin-Whistle, Harmonica and Vocals, transporting you back to the deep south.
John Paul McBride - Slide Guitar / banjo & Vocals
Tara Brehaut - guitar / harmonica & Vocals
Pete Miles - Drums
Influences include RL Burnside, Fred McDowell, Robert Belfour and the great Son house.
Stoney Broke | Saturday Afternoon
Scottish acoustic act Stoney Broke create an eclectic, singer-songwriter, inspired blend of blues and soul. Of chasing Devil's at the crossroads. Of heartbreaks in the deep summer night.
Raw, inspired lyrics, layer upon driving, yet subtle, guitar to create an original and unmistakable sound. Drawing on influences as far ranging as Ben Harper, and Frankie Miller, comparisons have been made to recent chart acts James Bay and Hozier.
With an insatiable live show (often completing 2 hour performances without break, akin to Bruce Springsteen) performances at venues and festivals in the UK and Australia, including the prestigious Port Fairy Folk Festival, Solfest, The Frunge Festival, and The Rum Shack, has seen interest in Stoney Broke continue to rise substantially.
Upcoming EP release “If It Ain't Broke...” is the long awaited follow-up to 2008's independent release “Open The Doors, Lead In The Clowns”
An act not to be missed, at this years festival!
John & Wayne | Saturday Afternoon
John & Wayne are two carpenters with a passion for music. Their style is what some like to call Cumbrian Folk Music. Signed to Aquarian Nation Records, the lyrics of their debut album 'Nearly Killed Keith', tells their the story of life away from home working on dreary building sites when all the while they were just wanting to live their childhood dream of being musicians.
As soon as the album was released they began a busy touring schedule with the likes of Jools Holland, Francis Dunnery, Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook, Paul Young, Belinda Carlisle, Homespun and Marti Pellow. They are currently working on their second album which will hopefully be released early this year.
Bon Giovi | Saturday Night
Fronted by UK’s leading Jon Bon Jovi impersonator Andrea Ojano. The band have not only toured lengthily around the UK, for clients such as Harley Davidson, Vodafone, Butlins, Chicago Rock Cafes, Yates, Walkabouts, The British Motorcycle Federation, MCN Live and Jack Daniels, but have also performed internationally in and around the Middle East, Russia, India, Slovenia, Austria, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Spain, France and Ireland to name but a few.
So if you’re ready to ‘Runaway’ on ‘One Wild Night’ down that ‘Lost Highway’ for a taste of the some of the world’s greatest Stadium Anthems, then book BON GIOVI with confidence now! for the closest you’ll get to the Real Thing.
"The Best Tribute I have had & The vocals were out of this world" - Ian James (The Merchant Suite)
"Brilliant Performance & Fabulous night - We want them back" - Gerals McCarthy (The Kings Hall)
“without a doubt the best Tribute act we have ever seen here on Reds stage” – Butlins, Skegness
The Prowles | Saturday Night
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.
Boomin | Sunday
Boomin’ is a 3-piece pop/rock band from Wigan, UK. Since forming in 2006 Adam, Edd and Rory have become a local household name, taking songs out of the ordinary and putting original spins on them. They’ve also won band competitions throughout the Northwest with their original music, that has eventually led the them to support huge artists such as The Script, Scouting for Girls, McFly and Ndubz to name a few. They even collaborated with Newton Faulkner on an original track in 2009. Hard at work Boomin’ have continued to go from strength to strength performing at Stadiums, festivals and some of the biggest clubs and venues around the UK. In their short time together Boomin’ have conjured up over 1.8 million views on Facebook and over 100,000 views on YouTube- and these grow by the day.
"Brilliant! Their music makes sense!" Brian May, Queen
"You rocked man!" David Hasselhoff (with standing ovation)
"Amazing" - Mark Feehily - Westlife
TBC | Sunday
The BOSS Uk (Thursday)
The Buyers Club (Thursday)
Absolute Bowie (Friday)
Green Haze (Friday)
Regulation 21 (Friday)
The Clone Roses (Saturday Night)
Delta Sunrise (Saturday Afternoon)
Stoney Broke (Saturday Afternoon)
John & Wayne (Saturday Afternoon)
Bon Giovi (Saturday Night)
The Prowles (Saturday Night)
The Lancashire Hotpots (Sunday Afternoon)
Boomin (Sunday Afternoon)
TBC (Sunday Afternoon)
The best way to enjoy the festival is to buy a four day festival pass which costs £48. 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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DEAL AT GREAT HOLIDAY CENTRE CAMPSITES NEAR TO THE VENUE
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..
The Beer Festival Committee
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