Boutique music festival 
set to wow the crowds

Seth Lakeman
Seth Lakeman

FOLK star Seth Lakeman and acoustical supremos Gypsyfire will headline at the third Bakewell Music Festival.

Over 40 artists – representing all genres from rock, blues and jazz to Latin, country and folk – are to perform live in two tented arenas at the picturesque 40-acre Bakewell Showground during the three-day extravaganza from Friday August 10 to Sunday August 12.

Neon Railroad

Neon Railroad

Joining the headliners will be the likes of the Everly Pregnant Brothers, Montuno, Steve ‘Papa’ Edwards, Herbie Armstrong & the Screaming Kidneys, Juan Selada and Karima Francis.

One of the organisers of the Bakewell Music Festival, Jonathan Rowlands, described the family-friendly event as a ‘boutique festival’ due to its smaller stature in comparison to the likes of the neighbouring Tramlines and Y Not – but insisted it had a wide appeal, welcoming visitors from across the country and beyond.

“This is our third year I think this has to be our best-ever line-up,” he said.

“There is a wonderful variety of music and styles, and we are also pushing local acts such as Bakewell’s own Neon Railroad – they are a really good local band which seems to be going places.”

In addition to the main line-up, a separate acoustic stage will host a range of new artists. There will also be open mic sessions, workshops and the regular Acoustic Idols Competition – like Sarah White this year, the winner will get the chance to perform on the main stage at the following year’s festival.

The festival will also include a shopping village, children’s entertainment, and locally-sourced food, ales and ciders.

Weekend tickets cost £65, or day tickets range from £15 to £35. Tickets include free camping and parking. Children aged 15 or under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

For a full festival line-up and timetable, or to purchase tickets, visit