It’s all about the music (and beer) at KL festival

Molly and the Band in London
Molly and the Band in London

Up to 50 acts are set to perform at this weekend’s Kirkby Lonsdale Beer and Music Festival.

The popular event, which takes place at Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Club, is set to be the biggest yet, with extra facilities, more camping, a cocktail bar and kids activities.

The event, which is in its fourth year, kicks off tomorrow night, Friday, with music from Tiffany, Fiction, Jack Willan, Tangent Jazz, Back of Beyond with Backsheesh and Afterburner.

The music takes place across two stages inside a large marquee, ensuring a near seemless transition between bands.

The music continues on Saturday with 42, Amy Jo Clough, Kev Kendal, Big Al, Iona Lane, Lily & Scot, Banjo Dicky & Fiddling Terence, Paddy & Jack, Dirty Vertebrae, Wayne & Paddy, Beant Allen, Chuck Fish, Pears, Jam Buddies & guests, Dohnut (formerly known as eating disorder), Gritty Britain, Mistery Machine, Jabba the Funk, The Woodsmen, Sad Eyed Puffins, Molly Warburton and Thirteen Stars.

On Sunday sets come from NDodo, Dawn Foster, NIMROD, Carol Macmillan, Hairy Buskers, Charlie Galloway, Philip James Turner and the Crow Mandala, Wasted Saints, Thistle, Delicate Little Flowers, D.Plus, Braxton Hicks, Cartoon Food, The Wasters, Horoshima Twinkle, After Hours Blues Band, The Folkestra, The Charm, Massive Wagons and The Lumberjack Cowboy Heartbreak Truckin Co.

Molly Warburton, whose dad Mark organises the festival alongside Bill Haddow, Shirley and Robin Nicholson, and the rugby club, said: “It’s always a great atmosphere and having two stages means it’s back to back music all weekend.

“It’s very much a family festival and kids are very welcome to come and join the fun.”

The event is free to enter, caravans/tents are £25 for the whole weekend.

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