Live music festival returns to Bakewell

King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys. Photo contributed.
King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys. Photo contributed.
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TOP SWING band King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys will headline this year’s Bakewell Acoustic Music Festival.

The family-friendly music event, which will be held at the Showground in Bakewell from Friday August 12 until Sunday August 14, will see a range of live music from light rock, blues and bluegrass, through to folk and jazz in the main tent and new artists in the acoustic tent.

With free camping and parking thrown into the mix, the festival also includes locally-sourced ales, ciders and some of the best festival food in the north.

Artists appearing include King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys, Gypsyfire, John Reilly, Roxanne Emery, Toy Hearts, Making Tracks, Karima Francis, John McIvor, Jake Morley Band, The Re-Entrants, Basstoneslaps, Fred’s House, Montuno, Robin Hurt, Hickman and Quinn, Franco and the Dreadnaughts and last year’s Acoustic Idols winner Sam Draisey.

The Acoustic Idols Competition will take place on August 14, where budding singing stars and musicians can enter the audience-judged competition.

Weekend festival tickets are £50 (early bird) or £65 (normal). Tickets entitle you to parking and camping at the festival site for the duration of your ticket. Caravans are welcome. One-day tickets are £20 for Friday, £35 for Saturday and £15 for Sunday.

Children 15 or under (accompanied by an adult) will be admitted free. For more information and to book tickets, visit