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  • Friday Lineup

Band to watch out for this year

The Bushman Brothers - Sat 8th Nov- don't miss them.

The Bushman Brothers began with multi-talented South African brothers, guitarist Brian and drummer Steve Kellner. As they grew up they divided their time between music, skateboarding and surfing – and they have continued to pursue all these interests with huge success.

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Take Me to the River

IAN SIEGAL featured in major new film documentary - "Take Me To The River".

Ian Siegal - Take me to the River

"Take Me To The River" is a feature documentary celebrating the intergeneration and inter-racial musical influence of Memphis in the face of pervasive discrimination and segregation. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording a historic new album, to re-imagine the utopia of racial, gender and generational collaboration of Memphis in its hayday.

Featuring Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dog, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie, Musselwhite, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more.

Ian plays the festival with Jimbo Mathus on Sunday 9th November

The Latest News


Outside of London, Carlisle must be the best blues event of the year in the UK with a line up the envy of all others.

More tickets available

The greater capacity of The Venue means that MORE tickets have become available.

Superb new venue for 2014

The new home for the event is THE VENUE a superb purpose built venue right in the heart of the city, surrounded by cafes, bars and restaurants. The same building houses CLUB ROCK, another great venue for live music.

Hilltop Hotel Closes

The Hilltop Hotel, the venue for the last 6 years closed down on the 22nd September.

Latest Band News

Gary Moore's rhythm section confirmed for the Boom Band.

Darrin Mooney and Jon Noyce will joing Matt Taylor, Jon Amor, Marcus Bonfanti, Paddy Milner and Mark Butcher in THE BOOM BAND.

The Boom Band play at 3PM on Sunday the 9th Nov.

Artist Submissions

'Artist Submissions’ all slots for this years event have now been filled. Submissions are no longer being taken

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