Music

The Festival Village on Crow Park played host to two evenings of fantastic live music from headliners KT Tunstall and Cast.

Visitors soaked up the festival atmosphere with friends and family whilst enjoying a refreshing beverage from the bar. In our opinion there is no place better to locate a stage and watch some live music, the backdrop of the Catbells and the Borrowdale Valley are simply stunning! 

The onstage music is proudly produced by Fluid Productions.

FRIDAY

Cast

9.30 PM

Cast originally formed in 1992. From playing bass in legendary Northern band The La’s, John Power (guitar/vocals), Liam ‘Skin’ Tyson (lead guitar - also playing with Robert Plant) and Keith O’Neill (drums) are joined by former La's member Jay Lewis on bass.

In 2012 Cast reunited with original producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, The Fall) to release a new album ‘Troubled Times’, their first studio album in over ten years.

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Pedigree Britpop legends Cast announce details of their brand new album ’Kicking up the dust’ due for release in spring 2017. The album was recorded at The Motor Museum in Liverpool and was produced by resident studio legend - Al Groves, and will be released by Warner Music.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the classic album 'All Change', Cast united with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for a special live performance in December 2015 for a sold out show at the historic Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Due to popular demand an extra show was added in February 2016.

Earlier this year Cast released a brand new song 'Baby Blue Eyes' – the first track to be made available from the new album. The song is available now as a free download from: https://soundcloud.com/castbandofficial/baby-blue-eyes

Cast

Peatbog Faeries

8.15 PM

The Peatbog Faeries are now as much a part of KMF as the tipis and the lake - we love them and we know that you do too.  They travel from their base on the Isle of Skye, bringing us their traditional jigs and reels mixed with jazz, hip hop, reggae and more. Their own particular high octane Celtic music has us all dancing, come rain or shine.

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The Peatbog Faeries are now as much a part of KMF as the tipis and the lake - we love them and we know that you do too.  They travel from their base on the Isle of Skye, bringing us their traditional jigs and reels mixed with jazz, hip hop, reggae and more. Their own particular high octane Celtic music has us all dancing, come rain or shine.

Peatbog Faeries
Peatbog Faeries

Lee Hawker

6.15 PM

Cumbrian based solo acoustic guitarist and singer with over 17 years live experience. Lee has a real passion for music and this is reflected in every performance he gives.

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From a very early age, Lee has written and performed his own songs and continues to do so with his band Water’s Edge, often playing at venues across the north-west. He also enjoys playing a wide range of well-known songs and with an extensive catalogue, ranging from the 50’s to the present day, you can guarantee there will be something for everyone.

Lee Hawker

Absent Average

7.15 PM

The boys are lifelong friends having met aged 4 at primary school. Both now 18 years of age, they sing beautifully together and accompany themselves on guitar, cajon and percussion. Their live set is mainly contemporary covers of artists like Ed Sheeran, Passenger, Taylor Swift – classics from the Beatles, Jacksons and James Brown – and a few of their own original songs.

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The boys are lifelong friends having met aged 4 at primary school. Both now 18 years of age, they sing beautifully together and accompany themselves on guitar, cajon and percussion. Their live set is mainly contemporary covers of artists like Ed Sheeran, Passenger, Taylor Swift – classics from the Beatles, Jacksons and James Brown – and a few of their own original songs.

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SATURDAY

KT Tunstall

9.30 PM

KT Tunstall chooses to live and create in the moment. This impulsivity courses through her catalog and performances, defining classics like the GRAMMY Award®-nominated 'Black Horse & The Cherry Tree', 'Suddenly I See', 'Hold On', 'Saving My Face', and many more. This urgency also drives the Scotland-born and now Los Angeles-based songstress’ forthcoming fifth full-length studio album—which was released fall 2016 on Virgin Records UK.

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“It’s rambunctious, anti-slick, pro-wild, psychedelic emotional pop,” she says of her new music. “I'm allowing these songs to misbehave while still staying rooted in traditional songwriting. I feel I’ve finally cut myself free from a disempowering, disabling search for approval which has been heavy baggage for me for a long, long time. It’s a return to a sort of innocence. I’m being honest, and I'm having a load of fun.”  She likens this journey to a “Joy-Phoenix, rising from the ashes.” 2013’s 'Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon' came to life during one of the most tumultuous periods of her life, as she lost her father and went through a divorce. A change of scenery proved restorative, revitalizing, and reinvigorating. “I never imagined moving to LA, but as soon as I found Venice Beach, I thought, 'OK, I get it.’ I felt like setting my bag down. There was a balance I'd been missing between working hard and enjoying my life, and I've found that here." 

Fueled by a heavy audio diet of Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, and more recent artists such as Tame Impala and Devendra Banhart, windswept Californian psychedelica and widescreen coastal pop melodies found their way into her own repertoire. Following this West Coast muse, KT embarked on a series of writing retreats to Joshua Tree and New Mexico. 

“The Southwest has a powerful pull,” she goes on. “Venice Beach, Joshua Tree, and Taos all played a huge part in how this record feels and sounds. I holed up in a beautiful Joshua Tree cabin, sat outside, and played the new songs to the rock formations and stars with a blanket around me. In New Mexico, I got up, chopped wood, built a fire, and sat there for six or seven hours a day, just writing while the snow fell.” Returning to Los Angeles, she teamed up with powerhouse producer Tony Hoffer [Beck, Air, The Kooks] to carve out and create what she feels is her best and most visceral work to date.   Simultaneously, she also drew on her recent experience studying film score composition at the Sundance Film Institute Composers Lab at Skywalker Ranch in Northern California. 

“I feel that the album communicates something beyond the lyrics,” she admits. “It’s born from a very real feeling of experiencing a new life and having a wider view of that. So much has changed, and there's a deep fulfillment in knowing that I own that change. Many of these new songs are full on in their energy. When I play, I have realized that I really have to sweat to deliver what I’m best at - which is going out on stage and creating a physical and emotional experience for a room full of people. It’s primal, tribal, and when it's really good, it feels transcendent. You share life together, all the good, all the bad. It opens you up.”  It's a blossoming that began with her outstanding breakout 2004 debut, 'Eye to the Telescope', carried through the RIAA goldcertified 'Drastic Fantastic', to 2010’s unanimously acclaimed 'Tiger Suit', and most recently, the similarly excellently-received 'Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon'. She won a BRIT Award, an Ivor Novello, and received GRAMMY Award® and Mercury Prize nominations. Her music has featured prominently in film and television including 'The Devil Wears Prada', 'Ugly Betty', and 'Grey’s Anatomy'. She has penned songs for films such as Disney's 'Million Dollar Arm' - co-writing with the legendary AR Rahman, 'Winter’s Tale' for Warner Brothers, and the soon-to-be-released, highly anticipated movie, 'About Ray'. 

Now, KT begins the brightest phase of her journey yet. 

“My fans have been so brilliantly loyal,” she leaves off. “They want the truth. They're not interested in some bullshit puppet dancing around pretending that life is a movie, they want something real. They want good songs. They want joy. They want to feel. That’s what I’m giving them on this album.”

KT Tunstall

The Christians

8.15 PM

The Christians took the British pop charts by storm in the late 80s/early 90s When they had hits with no less than 7 hit singles from their multi platinum selling debut album of the same name (The Christians). Hits such as Ideal World, Born Again, Hooverville, When The Fingers Point were shortly followed by number one selling album COLOUR (including the haunting song ‘words’ and ‘Greenbank Drive’) which knocked Phil Collins off the top spot in 1990. Their version of ‘Harvest for the World’ raised millions for Unicef. 

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The Christians took the British pop charts by storm in the late 80s/early 90s When they had hits with no less than 7 hit singles from their multi platinum selling debut album of the same name (The Christians). Hits such as Ideal World, Born Again, Hooverville, When The Fingers Point were shortly followed by number one selling album COOLOUR (including the haunting song ‘words’ and ‘Greenbank Drive’) which knocked Phil Collins off the top spot in 1990. Their version of ‘Harvest for the World’ raised millions for Unicef.

Now celebrating 30 years since the release of their debut album The Christians are touring with full band in the UK France and Spain to remind you that lead singer Garry Christian's voice still very much deserves The Mirrors title of ‘one of the best voices in pop’ and their back catalogue includes many many hits you know and love. You just need to remind yourself how great it feels to hear them again.

The Christians

Erin Collins

6.15 PM

Local singer songwriter, Erin Collins has loved music since the age of 7.
Now 15, Erin has drawn inspiration from artists such as Tracy chapman and
Foy Vance to create her own style and now can't wait to play the Mountain
Festival!

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Local singer songwriter, Erin Collins has loved music since the age of 7.
Now 15, Erin has drawn inspiration from artists such as Tracy chapman and
Foy Vance to create her own style and now can't wait to play the Mountain
Festival!

Erin Collins

Noasis

7.15 PM

Noasis is the definitive tribute band to Manchester's five piece super group Oasis. Since their formation in 2006 and with over 800 performances to date Noasis has justly earned its reputation. With an obsessive attention to detail the band recreates the real Oasis experience with amazing energy playing all the classic songs as if they were their own. This is more than a tribute band this is Oasis from a parallel universe.

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Noasis is the definitive tribute band to Manchester's five piece super group Oasis. Since their formation in 2006 and with over 800 performances to date Noasis has justly earned its reputation. With an obsessive attention to detail the band recreates the real Oasis experience with amazing energy playing all the classic songs as if they were their own. This is more than a tribute band this is Oasis from a parallel universe.

Noasis

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