THURSDAY 8th : 7pm - MIDNIGHT
FIVE & DANGEROUS
AWOL | SOUTH QUAY
FRIDAY 9th : 7pm - MIDNIGHT
ROY G HEMMINGS : Motown & philadelphia on tour
WHO's next | THE FINETIMES
SATURDAY 10th: AFTERNOON SESSION
JOHN & WAYNE
D' BLEEDIN BLAGGARDS
SATURDAY 10th : 7pm - MIDNIGHT
CINDY & THE BULLETS | BIGFOOT
SUNDAY 11th : 1pm - 6pm
THE BRYAN ADAMS EXPERIENCE
SUPERFLY | LUNA 5
The Silloth Music & Beer Festival will take place this year from Thursday 8 September to Sunday 11 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
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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!
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THURSDAY 8th SEPTEMBER
AWOL | South Quay | Five & Dangerous
FRIDAY 9th SEPTEMBER
Roy G Hemmings (Motown & philadelphia on tour) | Who's Next | The Finetimes
SATURDAY 10th SEPTEMBER (Afternoon)
John 7 Wayne | D' Bleedin Blaggards
SATURDAY 10th September (Night)
Big Country | Cindy & the Bullets | Bigfoot
SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER (Afternoon)
The Bryan Adams Experience | Superfly | Luna 5
2016 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’
Five & Dangerous | Thursday
2010 marked the 25th Anniversary of the death of Thin Lizzy legend Phil Lynott. What better way to commemorate the occasion than by pulling together a group of local musicians to relive those Lizzy days. Enter stage left ‘Five & Dangerous!’
Everyone in the band have plenty of experience within the local music scene and have joined forces as Lizzy fans to play Lizzy songs for Lizzy fans!
Vocals: Steve (Pecker) Woods
Guitars: Paul Nichol & Dicky Clark
Bass: Mark McCarten
Drums: Allan Hall
Roy G Hemmings | Friday
Ex Drifters member Roy G Hemmings' Motown Show" is a celebration of timeless Motown and Soul songs. With hits by The Supremes, Four Tops, Temptations and Marvin Gaye to name but a few. This electrifying show features such classic hits as "Baby Love", "Dancing In The Street", "My Girl", "I Can't Help Myself" and "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" to name a few. fronting by Roy G Hemmings who has been the longest serving member of "the Drifters" He has appeared at the white house for the then president Bill Clinton also at the Royal Albert hall to name of few of the prestige venues he has appeared around the world.
Who's Next | Friday
Who's Next are Europe's premier live tribute to The Who. They capture a magical point in time when many believe that The Who were the greatest rock and roll band on earth. Who's Next's live show aims to recreate this period in the early 1970's with the aid of authentic stage wear and instruments. The result is a time machine ride back to the days of Live at Leeds, The Isle of Wight Festival, Tanglewood and the Fillmore shows. It is a must for any Who fan!
Who's Next perform Quadrophenia in its entirety. The show is a multi-media experience incorporating film and music as the audience are treated to Jimmy's musings as his story unfolds. This classic rock opera features such gems as The Real Me, Bell Boy, 5:15, Drowned and the ultimate rock ballad Love Reign O'er Me. The work is delivered with passion and great attention to detail.
The Greatest Hits set includes all of Pete Townshend's classic pop songs from adrenaline-fuelled Mod classics such as I can't explain, Substitute and Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere to the psychedelic imagery of Tommy's Pinball Wizard, Sparks and Amazing Journey, not forgetting rock anthems like My Generation, Baba O'Riley and a show-stopping version of Won't Get Fooled Again.
Who's Next have been touring the UK and Europe since 2003 and are widely regarded as the premier tribute to The Who.
The Finetimes | Friday
The Finetimes are a 90s Britpop band recreating those days that went on to become known as Cool Britannia. It became a pivotal moment in British cultural history.
If you are of a certain age you couldn't miss the amazing times of the '90s however The Finetimes happened by 'accident' in 2014. Robo organises an annual event called the Medium Squad Memorial and in 2014 he had his mate Mojo's mod band playing on the bill. When the support band had to cancel he asked Mojo if he would play a few songs before his main band with Richie a singer he knew from work. This was a day before the event with no chance of a rehearsal however Mojo surprisingly agreed. Caddy a local drummer who had agreed to supply a drumkit for the event also got roped in and neither he nor Mojo had ever met Richie until five minutes before they went on. The lads immediately clicked and the response was brilliant. The following days and weeks the lads were told how this makeshift band was much better than Mojo's established band, so The Finetimes were born and the other band fell apart not long after anyway. A few months later Milly was added to the line-up on additional guitar to fill out the sound and help to make the band the force they now are.
The Finetimes are...
Richie - Vocals
Robo - Bass
Mojo - Guitar & Vocals
Milly - Guitar
Phil - Drums & Vocals
Tom - PA/Lights
Cindy and the Bullets
Introducing a brand new Band Experience to West Cumbria whose inspiration was discussed at last years Silloth Beer Festival. Their first Launch was a complete sell out, so come see this band whilst you can. Think 1920s Bank robbers hosting a party for The Great Gatsby with a vintage twist & contemporary mixer, and your halfway there.
Fronted by Miss Cindy Hoten who is lead vocalist, we then have London born pianist Mike Ames, then “The Brass Bullets” Anna Brown on Trumpet and Artist Sarah Taylor on Trombone, Jimmy Bell from Egremont is on Bass, who has successfully toured around the UK with his last band (Salvador), Last but not least we have the enigmatic Johnathan Gash who's experience in muskcal theatre shines through, having worked with Debbie Harry and X Factor winners Collabro.
Performances are theatrical owing to the background of the band, glamorous & fun, with members of the audience being encouraged into also dressing the part and being part of
New songs are given a vintage sound and old songs are given a new twist, all meeting in the middle to form the unique sound of Cindy and the Bullets
D'Bleedin Blaggards | Saturday Afternoon
D'Bleedin Blaggards are a 3 piece folk, roots, trad & country outfit, playing with guts & passion matched with stellar musical craftsmanship, the live shows are renowned for there energetic & blistering performances, playing an array of original material blended with traditional & folk standards.
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.
Big County | Saturday Night
“Timeless anthems for a very Big Country…a body of work that sweeps away the test of time” (Lancashire Evening Post)
BIG COUNTRY ‘THE SEER’ – 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Following the incredible success of their 30th Anniversary ‘Steeltown’ Tour, BIG COUNTRY now celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the album that followed that release – ‘The Seer’.
The band will perform the album in its entirety, as well as visiting their stunning catalogue of songs, taken from their multi-million selling and Number 1 hit albums. Their classic hits and live favourites include Harvest Home - Fields of Fire - In A Big Country (which sold 2 million copies) - Chance - Wonderland - Look Away - The Teacher – East of Eden’ from such massive albums such as the triple Grammy –nominated, ‘The Crossing,’ ‘Steeltown’ and ‘Peace In Our Time’. BIG COUNTRY continue to look beyond the next horizon.
The band – BRUCE WATSON (guitars/vocals); MARK BRZEZICKI (drums, vocals); JAMIE WATSON (guitars/vocals) will be augmented on stage by SIMON HOUGH and bassist, SCOTT WHITLEY.
Bigfoot | Saturday Night
Bigfoot are a 5 piece Hard Rock band based in Wigan, England. Formed in spring of 2014 Bigfoot consists of members from various bands from the local scene combining powerful vocals, dual lead guitars and a heavy driving rhythm section.
With influences stemming from many different genres from The Eagles to Pantera this is a band that can be appreciated and enjoyed by a wide range of music fans. Since forming Bigfoot have toured constantly around the UK and landed slots at the likes of Bloodstock Festival 2015, Hard Rock Hell 2015 and Breakout Festival 2014.
Bryan Adams Experience | Sunday
The 4 piece band are based in the North East of England, and have been playing together since 1998. Touring has taken them to Spain, Bahrain, Ireland, Belgium and Holland, as well as all over the UK, performing to crowds as large as 17,000. Major headlining gigs have included: the Mathew Street festival in Liverpool, Party in the Park in Jersey and the Festival de Sao Rouge in the Azores.
Front man Stuart, authentically emulates the look and sound of Bryan Adams. While the band reproduce all of his numerous hits to perfection from his early rock songs to his current ballads. In recent years ITV produced a documentary about the group entitled 'Cover their tracks', this was broadcast at peak viewing time. The band has featured at Bryan Adams fan club conventions, on BBC radio, and in the national press. They also have close links with Bryan's biggest fan site, '18 til i die.co.uk' who endeavor to promote them extensively.
The band appeal to a broad range of people, and involve them in the show as much as possible.
An electric atmosphere is always guaranteed.
Luna 5 | Sunday
This great new Cumbrian band will be playing hits from Fleetwood Mac to Adele... and lots more in between.
South Quay (Thursday)
Five & Dangerous (Thursday)
Roy G Hemmings (Friday)
Who's Next (Friday)
The Finetimes (Friday)
Cindy and the Bullets (Saturday Night)
D'Bleeding Blaggards (Saturday Afternoon)
TBC (Saturday Afternoon)
John & Wayne (Saturday Afternoon)
Big Country (Saturday Night)
Bigfoot (Saturday Night)
Bryan Adams Experience (Sunday Afternoon)
Superfly (Sunday Afternoon)
Luna 5 (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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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.
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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.
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