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.
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 www.bakewellmusicfestival.com.