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Emmot and the Folkestra
Emmot and the Folkestra

If you’ve ever wondered what a “disco-punk rave unit” sounds like, this year’s Glastonbrewery music festival has the answer.

Bentham’s Dohnut will be headlining the event following a raucous, and more to the point, perfectly executed party in the Maison d’etre at Beatherder Festival last month.

They’ll be joined on the third Glastonbrewery line-up by a whole host of musicians, for what is billed as “the last big blowout of the summer” on Saturday August 30, as well as being crucial to the continuing work of Lancaster charity Bay Aqua Therapy.

Festival organiser Zoe Hamilton said: “Following on from last year we will create a true festival feel to the event with funfair rides, craft stalls, food stalls, henna tattoos and family entertainment.

“We have another fantastic lineup and we are extremely grateful to the bands who are all giving their time for free in order to assist the charity”.

The event is held at Lancaster Brewhouse and Tap, who are providing the venue for free and all of the acts are also playing for free to maximise support for the charity.

Zoe added: “There is something for everyone with Coldside, a UK award winning urban act form Manchester who supported Tinchy Stryder last summer; fellow Manchester alternative rock bands Kazo and Velocets; Blackpool funk/soul band Akin, and Emmott and the Folkestra from Colne whose stomping modern folk shanties carry hints of Mumford & Sons and Frank Turner.

“The afternoon set is headlined by The Bedroom Hour, described by BBC Introducing’s Gary Crowley as ‘epic, big sounding, widescreen pop-rock’. Barrow band the Paper Cranes add a dash of beautiful, wholesome folk.”

Also performing are local acts Alex Hulme, Joe McCorriston, Blackheart Afterglow, James Geary, Christian Dobson and The Hairpiece Suite.

Tickets are available from Lancaster Brewhouse and Tap at Lancaster Leisure Park, Pizza Margherita, RLI Charity Office, The Sun Hotel or online at