Lancaster Music Festival's headline acts revealed

Headline acts for the main stage have now been confirmed for the Lancaster Music Festival.

Thursday, 4th August 2016, 10:06 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 4:39 pm
Castle from above at last year's Lancaster Music Festival. Picture by Nick Dagger.

With less than 10 weeks to go organisers are pleased to announce the headline acts for the main stage based in the prestigious surroundings of Lancaster Castle courtyard.

Friday night will see thrash folk band Dead Man’s Hand playing from 8-9.30pm.

Hundreds of festival goers were up and dancing for their rip-roaring performance on Saturday afternoon last year and this year’s set promises to be even better.

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Local indie trio The Feud will be headlining the Saturday programme.

Expect a full house for what is always one of the highlights of the festival.

Jamie Walker, vocalist and guitarist, said: “When we play a show, we want the audience to leave feeling like they’ve been to a club and a rock gig rolled into one.”

Sunday night sees a closing set from Lake Komo, originally from Lancaster but now signed to Columbia Records and based in Manchester.

This will be one of eighteen gigs they will be playing as part of a nationwide tour during October to promote their debut album, (but the only one in their hometown).

This year’s eighth annual Lancaster Music Festival is set to be the biggest to date, with more than 40 venues confirmed to host almost 400 performances over the five-day festival, from October 13-17.

Festival Coordinator. Ben Ruth said: “Lancaster Music Festival is all about showcasing the musical talent Lancaster has to share locally, nationally and internationally and it’s great to be able to feature local bands as headliners every night at the castle.”

Entrance to the castle sessions costs £1 per visit but a limited number of passes offering unlimited entrance will be available at a cost of £5 from the festival website.

Of course the castle is only one part of a unique festival where the city comes alive with the sound of music.

There will be free events held in all the regular pubs and music venues together with community events in all of Lancaster’s outdoor squares and lots of other unusual venues.

A brochure with full schedule and articles on featured bands will be on sale at all venues in early September.