Now in its 8th year, Lancaster Music Festival is being extended by 2 days to take place from Thursday 13th to Monday 17th October 2016.
The festival will feature over 200 acts performing a wide range of genres at nearly 50 venues all within walking distance across the city of Lancaster, inLancashire. Most of the shows will be free.
3D Tanx, A Brief Piano Interlude, Acoustic Groove, Agus Riyanto with Nada and Cahaya, Alex Hulme, Alice Ashcroft, Andi and Dina, Anti Hero, Apothecary Piano Bar, Arbie J, Ark, Armageddon Stereo, As Daylight Fades, Astrakan Project, Atomic Brass, Balkanics, Batala, Between the Birds, Bev Whelan and Eoin Feely, Bev Whelan's Irish Slow Tunes Crew, Bill Lloyd, Bill Roberts and The Billionaires Trio featuring Emma Williams, Billy Jo The Canadian, Black Cat, Black Eyed Suzies, The Blame, The Blind Summit Blues, Bloodyard, Boogie Bill Roberts, Boogie Bill's Piano Bar, Boom Bike Bourrée, Bootstraps, Brass Gumbo, Braxton Hicks, Breakfast Jazz, The Breakfast Session in association with Piccadilly Gardens and Beaumont College, Brendan and Judy Cronin, Brendan Cronin, Caitlin Rimmer, Cale Lane, The Calls, Callus, Captain Hotknives, Musical Drollery, Carole Mcmillan, Carpe, Cartoon Food, Champagne Jazz Breakfast with Bill Wilding , Champagne Jazz Breakfast with Simon Hilton, The Charm, Chris Price, Citizens Band, Colleen's Fancy, Convulsions, Creativity Circles, Cumbrian Gaita Band, Dance Puppet Dance, David J. Kelly, David Kelly & Joe Ramsden, Dead Man's Hand, Dear Francis, Deep Cabaret & Off the Rails Big Band, Divide and Conker, D-Liberate, Doc Palmer, Dohnut (band fka Eating Disorder), Dot Crotchet and the Raging Harmonies, Drum Workshops, The Duo, Eleanor Bennett, Ellie Dibben, Emma and the Professor, Estrela Leminski & Téo Ruiz, European Folk Session, Evie Plumb, EZXP, Family Selection Box, The Feud, Fire Beneath the Sea, Fly in the Porter, Freakout Honey, GB Acoustic, GB Band, GB DJ, Get Carter, Gillespie & Wolfe, Gillow Ukuleleans, Glasspop (fka Ufly), Glass Poppies, Glyn Shipman, Gobble De Gook, Gordon Johnston & Friends, Graham Mumford, Greenheart, Greystone Avenue, The Grievous Angels, Grimshaw Guitars with Eric Sandiford, The Groovecutters, Gus Munro, Harper Roots, Hatrick, Heidrum, Hellhound' Rex, Hiroshima Twinkie, The Hostiles, Howard Haigh, Howard J Johnson, Howden Jones, Howling Clowns, Hustle, The Initiative, Intensely Staring Cats, Invisible Ducks, Iona Lane, iOrganic, Jack Spencer, James Varney, Jam on Down, Jaybirds, Jay Diggins Pop, Jazz Unlimited, J.G. Ramsden, Jive Hoot, John Harper, John Jeffries, John O'Gaunt Open Mic, John Player Specials, Jonathan Hirst, Keith Mitchell, Kizomba Desejo Class, Lacy Younger, Lake Komo, Lancashire Young Peoples Service, Lancashire Youth Brass Band, Lancaster & District Male Voice Choir, Lancaster and District Schools Choir, Lancaster & Morecambe College Presents, Lancaster City Brass, Lancaster Funk Club, Lancaster Jazz Quintet, Lancaster Library Poetry Group, Lancaster Wytches, Lenni Sanders and Henry Jelley, Leth, Lindy Hop, Little Island Sirens, Los Ventrelles, Low Countries, Luca Brasi Four, Lucas Button, Ludus Dance, Lyons and La Zel, Manfredis Carmen & the Devil, Matt Appleton and Friends Open Mic, Mayhem Freak, Maze of Sound, Mazza Vee, Menno Gootjes (of Focus), Men of the Hour, Metermen, Mick Taylor, Midlife Crisis, Miles Hillbillies, Millennium Choir, Miss Harri Deane, Molly Warburton and the Woodsmen, Montana Wildhack, MOrganisation, Morrigan, Mr Shiraz, Muffin Men, Music Quiz, N'Dodo, The New Jave Trio, Ollie Winder, Op Sa!, Outpost Presents, Owen Saunders, Paddy Garrigan & the Stroller Priests, Panda Cups, Peloton, Perfect Strangers, Phantom Voices, PJT and The Crow Mandala, Plainview, Players from Haffner Orchestra, Quartetleys, Quay Change, Quercus, Ragamuffins, Ragged Union, Ramblin' Rob Young, Rat Bit Kit, Reggie Mental, Roaming Vox, Rob Bee + Guests, Rock It Man, Roger Purves, Rory McLeod & the Familiar Strangers, Royal Open Mic, Salsa in the Square, Saltarello, The Satellites, Seby Ntege, The Section, Selector Sound, Sensory Hoverload, Sephy Jess & Eleanor, Shaky Ruth, The Sin Circus, Skys, Soapgirls, Solatino Latin Jazz, Sold to the Sky, Sol Y Sombra, Soma, Sonido, Specs Appeal, Stephen Hudson & the Fiat Pandas, Steve Wren Quartet, Straight Jacket, Study Room Presents, Sundrift, Sun Street Stompers, Sworn To Oath, Tantrum, T.E.D, Tensheds, Thyme Machine, Tin Pan Alley, Toca Bonito, Tom Ankers, Tom George and Andy Johnson, Trio, The Truce Loop Covers, Turtle and the Marsh Folk Roots, ULMS Big Band, ULMS Brass Band, ULMS Choir, Virgin Media Roadshow, The Wafflestompers, Water Witch, Wayward Jane, Where Angels Play, Windle Prince and Collins, Witches Flashmob, Woodsmen, Woofe and Wilde, Words About Space, and Wytch Hazel..
Lancaster Music Festival is famous for reflecting the city of Lancaster's musical abundance, excellence and diversity.
Over 50 venues and dozens of local and out of town artists will be celebrating Lancaster's musical talent and diversity to provide a wide variety of music.
There are venues open at all times with at least one with a 24 hour licence. The festival caters for kids of all ages from 8 to 80. The venues are within easy walking distance of each other and are located mostly in the city centre. There are plenty of accommodation options, as well as many places to eat and drink in Lancaster, and the festival is very centrally located.
Almost all the shows are free (there’s a nominal £1 entry into the Castle and one venue has tickets for some of the national acts but all under a tenner). The ales are not free but are super. For beer lovers there are two city breweries and countless local and regional tipples (Lancaster is officially the Northern City of Ale). A wide variety of excellent eateries from fast to leisurely cater for appetites worked up going from venue to venue, dancing or from general carousing.
For more information about the festival, including details of how to apply to perform, visit The Lancaster Music Festival website.
To contact the organisers for more information (whether a festival goer or a band) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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