The Bands

Yes it’s true…’s the bands that the Keswick Beer Festival rejects that end up at Glastonbury and Carfest’s North and South!

Understandably, Elton John, Stone Roses, Coldplay, Billy Ocean and Bryan Adams were all very upset not to be headlining at the “Skiddaw Stage” at Keswick Beer Festival for our forthcoming 2017 Festival, however, as ever we don’t like to let our KBF Fans down so we do have some great bands to announce this year including our first ever act at the Sponsors Preview night on Thursday night (1st June).

So who are the Skiddaw Stage Headline acts for 2018? Well the line up has yet to be completed SO WATCH THIS SPACE…

We were entertained in 2017 by those below. Watch this space for 2018!!


Thursday – Sponsors Night


Tethera are a three piece, acoustic cover band who all live and perform in and around Keswick. They are made up of Johnny Denny on acoustic guitar, Jenni Hutchinson on cajon and vocals and Emily Roper on vocals. Jenni and Emily have been singing together since they were teenagers which shows itself in their harmonic blend. Add in Johnny’s immense guitar skills, a bit of percussion here and there and you have an eclectic range of songs, from all eras, performed to you by three local folk who love music. There’s bound to be something in their repertoire that will get your toes tapping



The Deekabouts

The Deekabouts

Acoustic three piece from Carlisle who have just released their first EP “Out Of Bounds”. Play a mixture of old and new covers featuring anything from A Little Respect by Erasure to Best Of You by the Foo Fighters.

The Shakes

North East based Rock & Pop band The Shakes have a setlist featuring hits from The Beatles to Prince, Tom Jones to The Killers.

THE SHAKES are an excellent LIVE band that have something for every event. 100% live and 100% professional and boasting one of the best male lead vocalists in the North East; their amazing musicianship, harmonies and floor filling anthems are leaving people thinking “…lets GET THE SHAKES!”


Emerald Thieves

Emerald Thieves

A band of Glastonbury regulars with a fantastic international reputation, known for fusing traditional Irish music with modern indie-folk, rock and pop hits. Male & female musicians, electric fiddle, guitars, mandolin, Hammond organ, bass and drums make this powerful band as much fun to watch as they are to dance to.

In a world where modern music is dominated by X-Factor, dancers and musicians miming to backing tracks the Emerald Thieves’ refreshingly honest approach is the perfect antidote. Guaranteed to please genuine music-lovers and everything you see is 100% live, no cheating!


The Kasios

The Kasios

The Kasios are a Cumbrian function band specialising in getting people on their feet for the night.

Read more here..

The Herdeez

A unique duo from Keswick, they are a popular, lively electro-acoustic vocals, guitar and mandolin duo, The Herdeez, perform an eclectic mix of classic rock and pop songs in their own unique and unmistakable style.

Find out a little more by looking at their Facebook page.


The Moobs

The Moobs

The Moobs are a 6 piece cover band playing the kind of music you want to hear. Covering the best tracks from today’s charts, such as The Killers, Kings of Leon and Snow Patrol and reaching back through the years to the 80’s and the likes of The Jam, The Police, The Stranglers etc.

You can find out more by looking at their Website.

It looks like it’s going to be a superb weekend. Maybe we’ll see you there?