THURSDAY 10th - SUNDAY 13th
EARLY BIRD TICKETS
SILLOTH, CUMBRIA, CA7
THURSDAY 10th : 7pm - MIDNIGHT
HIGHLY STRUNG / HEARTBREAK REMEDY / SIDETRACK
FRIDAY 11th : 7pm - MIDNIGHT
THE REAL THING / HOLBORN HILLBILLIES / THE FICTION
SATURDAY 12th: AFTERNOON SESSION
MISS CINDEY HOTEN BAND/ HOOCHIE COOCHIE MOONSHINE BAND
SATURDAY 12th : 7pm - MIDNIGHT
FROM THE JAM / OASISH / AWOL
SUNDAY 13th : 1pm - 6pm
STEREOTONICS / SUPERFLY / BROKEN ENGLISH
We are proud to be holding our 15th Music & Beer Festival this year from Thursday 10 September to Sunday 13 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 £35 WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED PERIOD. PLEASE SEE OUR TICKET INFORMATION
FIND OUT ABOUT
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!
About Silloth Music & Beer Festival
THURSDAY 10th SEPTEMBER
Highly Strung | Heartbreak Remedy | Sidetrack
FRIDAY 11th SEPTEMBER
The Real Thing | Holborn Hillbillies | The Fiction
SATURDAY 12th SEPTEMBER (Afternoon)
Miss Cindy Hoten Band | Hoochie Coochie Moonshine Band | Luke Matear
SATURDAY 12th September (Night)
From The Jam | Oasish | AWOL
SUNDAY 13th SEPTEMBER (Afternoon)
Stereotonics | Superfly | Broken English
2015 Line Up
Highly Strung | Thursday
Highly Strung are a five piece live band, based in Carlisle, Cumbria.
Founding members Andy Whitaker and Dave Mason both strive to stay at the top of the scene. They have performed at so many weddings over the years (averaging 40 a year) and always receive an amazing response. They have also performed at various festivals, supporting Little Mix and Dr & The Medics.
Andy Whitaker | Lead vocals, guitar
Dave Mason | Lead guitar
Alain Mayson | Key boards
Laurence Blackadder | Bass guitar
Ian Sargison | Drums
Heartbreak Remedy | Thursday
Heartbreak Remedy are a Groove led Rock band based in the Lake District, UK and formed in late February 2013 on the back of a drunken night out discussing music and ideas, the idea of Heartbreak Remedy was created .
Bass/Vocalist Matty and Drummer Stephen have played together for 13 + years and were discussing starting a new band writing and playing all original music. They enlisted the talent of Luke, who Stephen had known a while having travelled a bit together and had spoken music most of the time.
Completing the line up was Callum who Matty and Stephen knew of, but had never seen play but had heard great things about him. The first rehearsal took place less than 48 hours later and the band had 3 songs written.
Having formed late February the band played their first gig on 4th May in Trillians, Newcastle supporting Enuff Z'Nuff and have since played several gigs across the North. In September 2014 Heartbreak Remedy were voted National Runners-Up at Highway to Hell. Which will mean they will be heading to play at a top UK festival, Hard Rock Hell, in March 2015.
Heartbreak Remedy will be recording their debut album early this year.
Sidetrack | Thursday
Sidetrack - are a"Rockin Blues" Three Piece Band from Cumbria. Their new album 'Just The Way We Are' was recorded mostly in one pass, steering away from the layering and overdubbing we associate with high tech recording these days.
The Real Thing | Friday
Britain’s No.1 Soul band, celebrate an incredible 40 years in the business. The three original vocalists, Chris and Eddie Amoo and Dave Smith perform with their own 5 piece band in a performance that includes all their million selling hits .
THE REAL THING had three million selling hit singles in the 70’s “You To Me Are Everything” “Can’t Get By Without You” and “Feel The Force”.
In the 80’s they were all remixed and became hugh hits again, thanks to the band’s massive following.
Featuring the hits You to Me Are Everything / Can’t Get By Without You / Can You Feel the Force? / Whenever You Want My Love / You'll Never Know What You're Missing
Holborn Hillbillies | Friday
The Millom-based outfit will be appearing at this years festival playing an assortment of styles, including country, hillbilly and Irish music
The five-piece band feature three vocalists, and between them share guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass and drum duties.
Playing covers, they manage to make the songs their own, taking on hits from the likes of Johnny Cash, Kenny Rogers, Steve Earle, Queen, and Guns ’n’ Roses, as well as traditional numbers.
Having been together for around 2 years, they are relative newcomers to the live scene, though members have plenty of previous experience with bands such as the Strolling Bones, Tabula Raza, Rough Justice and Iron Town.
Describing themselves as a “feelgood band”, they have found themselves performing at numerous barn dances, and also made such an impression on a recent visit to County Kildare, in Ireland, that they’ve been invited back.
The Fiction | Friday
Fresh from features on BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio Cumbria, The Fiction are an unsigned 'Brit-Rock' band lighting up venues around their home turf - Cumbria. Luke, Joe, Dan & Tom share the same desire and commitment to show the world their music and plan to soon hit the thriving music scenes of Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow. The 4 young lads are on the lookout for Managers, Promoters and anyone who can take the band to the next level. The Fiction will soon start work on a debut album you can expect to hear this summer!
Hear some demos on their Sound-cloud page by clicking the icon below. You can also find their latest single Walk Of Shame on iTunes
Miss Cindy Hoten Band
Aged 8 years old, “Little” Miss Cindy Hoten was used to standing on tables at family events singing to entertain family members.
Aged 20 Cindy broadened her horizons and travelled across Australia, where she sang with her first live band, singing “Aint no Sunshine” in Brisbane. Later Cindy joined the Sydney Vocal Arts Centre, usually for Australian residents only.
After a year, Cindy returned to the UK, and joined The Good Old Boys Blues Band in Barrow in Furness. Cindy then formed a band called SugarStone, a 5 piece band working with local artistes creating covers from old and new, and airing her own creations “You’ve Got My Soul” “Wrong Kind Of Love” to name a few.. Cindy was then spotted when singing on the CFM stage for the Whitehaven lights switch on, and was asked to sing Live on CFM radio for Local Charity Cash for Kids.
An opportunity came along in the form of the Stobbart Factor competition. Cindy went on to to represent Cumbria, singing in the final at Bitts Park in front of 25000 people, sharing the stage with Westlife, Mutya, Chico, Shane Ward, and Paul Potts.
Since then Cindy has worked with a Rock band in California, where she was flown over to record an Album in the same Recording studio used by The Beatles, and Janet Jackson, and to sing on the very same stage that Janis Joplin once rocked.
Since returning to the U.K. Cindy's Solo career has grown from strength to strength, performing all over the uk and at Maryport Blues festival, working with various Charities and even Sky diving for one Military Charity whom Cindy wrote a song for.
Cindy has also released a couple of Albums which are available to purchase from her website www.misscindyhoten.com Titled "Sweetheart" and "Christmas Beau"
Hoochie Coochie Moonshine Band |
It all started with a few pints in the pub. The Royal Oak in Seaton to be precise. The band was born in 2010 after realising the hidden talents of Willie, Sooty, the Captain, the Reverend and Andy and after a few practices the gigging began. Playing in Seaton built up a local following with performances in the Pack Horse, the Legion and the Rugby Club, playing the Cockrock festival at Cockermouth then opening the Solfest Festival in August 2011. Shortly after Andy left the band and Albert joined with the addition of a bass. More gigging in Seaton, Workington, Maryport, Cockermouth, Wigton, Ireby and things were going great. Early on in 2013 the Reverend decided to hang up his fiddle so after a shuffle about Albert went on the mandolin and we recruited Cleggy on the cajon and Jules on the bass. Welcome aboard!
Luke Matear | Saturday Afternoon
Performing his own particular brand of acoustic shows in the local area and in other parts of the country, Luke has amassed experience and greater passion to please.
Taking his influence in singing from old and modern soul, along with rock and modern pop. Ranging from Rihanna to The Beatles, there will certainly be a little something for everyone to enjoy.
From The Jam
Bruce Foxton (Bass)
Bruce is a part of the English Rock and Roll establishment. A musician (born 1/9/1955 Woking,Surrey) who is most commonly recognised as the bass player in legendary bands The Jam and Stiff Little Fingers. In The Jam, he and drummer Rick Buckler were the driving force, power and rhythm section behind singer, guitarist, and songwriter Paul Weller.
Mark Brzezicki (Drums)
Mark (born Mark Michael Brzezicki, 21 June 1957, Slough, Berkshire, England) is a rock drummer, who is primarily known for his work with Big Country, and is a former member of the groups The Cult, Ultravox, and Procol Harum.
Russel Hastings (Lead Vocals)
Russell is a musician/vocalist in his own right Russell has shocked audiences worldwide with his authentic and passionate interpretation in performance (vocals and guitar) of The Jam’s back catalogue.
Russell grew up on The Jam and this is evident in his attention to every detail, from the Rickenbacker to the Marshall 4×4 everything as it was and should be. Energy, pride, execution and dynamic delivery.
Oasish | Saturday Night
Since forming in 2004, oasish, have quickly become the most sought after oasis tribute band in the UK. Not only does the band feature many professional musicians, it also features members that have played the bigger stages with names such as Robbie Williams, Pete Townshend (The Who), Bryan Adams, Chesney Hawkes, Nik Kershaw, Jason Donovan plus many more...
Boasting a back-line that matches the same amps that oasis use, oasish also use the same instruments as well. Indeed, the "Noel" uses either a Sunburst Gibson Les Paul, Cherry Red Gibson ES335 or the Union Jack Epiphone Supernova, the signature guitar that Noel helped design after appearing with one at the Maine Road show in Manchester in the mid 90's. Also, these days, "Liam" will be seen wearing the exact same Pretty Green Parka that Liam Gallagher wore on the bands final tour before they sadly split in August 2009
These things are not just there for the hell of it. They are there because oasish bring you the ultimate oasis experience right from the very start of the show to the very last chord. Its this attention to detail that sets oasish apart from all the other oasis tributes out there. The attitude. The swagger. The onstage banter in between songs. You will have to pinch yourself just to check you haven't slipped back a decade and are watching the oasis of old.
As one happy spectator once said, "Oasish were far more entertaining than the real thing on the 2 occasions I have seen them. If they were ever on the same bill at the same time I would watch Oasish every time!!!"
AWOL | Saturday Night
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’
Stereotonics | Sunday
Formed in 1999, Stereotonics are widely regarded as the official Stereophonics tribute band. With a wealth of gigging experience and after over 1O years on the road they can claim to have played more shows than the real band themselves and any other Stereophonics tribute band in the country!
Lead singer, Paul, has made many TV appearances in the quest to get Stereotonics as much recognition as possible over the years and has appeared on ITV, BBC, Sky News, GMTV, Absolute Radio (formerly Virgin Radio) BBC Radio plus many local radio stations up and down the country. Indeed, the real Stereophonics have even heard them play and agree that they rock as much as the real thing.
In recent radio interviews Kelly Jones (lead singer of the Stereophonics) has been heard to say that Stereotonics sound the most like them than any other tribute band out there. Great praise from the main man himself and possibly the highest accolade any tribute band could receive.
So there you have it. A tribute band unlike any other, which even features Chesney Hawkes brother, Jodie on drums, Stereotonics do more than just deliver. They deliver with more power and style that any other tribute band could possibly even come close to.
Based in Maryport this energetic band are ready to take you on a journey through some of the greatest songs of all time.
From the classics of yesteryear with the likes of The Beatles, Credence Clearwater Revival and U2, to modern Indie Anthems from The Killers, Kings of Leon, The Stereophonics and Oasis to name but a few!
The band's set also includes several self-penned numbers such as Enemies and Friends, Reminisce and the ever popular Maryport Blues which are all guaranteed to get you rocking.
Michael Grace (Lead Vocals)
Neil Edgar (Rhythm/Lead Guitar/Korg)
Mark Heron (Rhythm/Lead Guitar)
Gary Carswell (Bass Guitar)
Mark ‘Tanta’ Fillingham (Drums/Backing Vocals)
Highly Strung (Thursday)
Heartbreak Remedy (Thursday)
The Real Thing (Friday)
Holborn Hillbillies (Friday)
Miss Cindy Hoten Band (Saturday Afternoon)
Hoochie Coochie Moonshine Band
Luke Matear (Saturday Afternoon)
From The Jam (Saturday Night)
Oasish (Saturday Night)
AWOL (Saturday Night)
Sterotonics (Sunday Afternoon)
Superfly (Sunday Afternoon)
Broken English (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
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.
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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