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Kirkby Lonsdale Festival of Music programme announced

Posted Saturday, 26 May 2018

  • Kirkby Lonsdale Festival of Music, June 2018

Kirkby Lonsdale’s very own weekend-long festival of music has announced it's programme of events for this year's Festival.

Now in its fifth year the festival runs from Friday, 8 June to Sunday, 10 June  and features a range of top-class live musical acts in venues throughout the town.

Back by popular demand will be The Great Big Indoor Picnic. On the evening of Friday 8 June the Lunesdale Hall will be transformed into a Bistro style cabaret venue where you can bring your own picnic (and liquid refreshments) and enjoy an evening of live music and dancing. 

On the evening of Saturday June 9th Sing Joyfully and the Kirkby Lonsdale Singers will present An Evening with 007: featuring your favourite Bond movie themes, jazz classics and much more! Sunday 9 June, will see the return of the KL Music Trail: a non-stop smorgasbord of live music moving from venue to venue around the town. 

Programme of events

Friday 8 June

7.30pm – Late
Lunesdale Hall

The Great Big Indoor Picnic & Dance

Dance the Night Away with Alfresco

8.30pm – Late
King's Arms

Off The Rails

Footstompin' world music big band

Saturday 9 June

4.30pm – 5.30pm

Ukelele Jukebox

Beatles, Bowie, punk like never before!

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Out of the Blue

Smooth jazz trio

6.30pm – 8pm
The Orange Tree

Kev Kendal

The Modster is back by popular demand!

7.30pm – 10pm
St Mary's Church

An Evening with 007

with Sing Joyfully! and Kirkby Lonsdale Singers

Jazz classics, title tracks and more from your favourite Bond movies! More details here

7.30pm – Late
The Royal Barn

John Mason

Vocalist/guitarist back in Kirkby Lonsdale by popular demand.

Saturday 10 June – The KL Music Trail!

1pm – 2.30pm

Paper Moon

Smooth jazz and more.

2.30pm – 3.30pm
Red Dragon

Cover Up

Great covers band playing all your favourite classics.

3.30pm – 4.15pm

Classical guitar recital by Derek Beavis

4pm – 5.30pm
The Royal Barn

The Defenders

Enjoy the 'Fab Defenders Rock n' Roll Experience Show'.

5.30pm – 6.30pm
Snooty Fox

Peter Jackson

Retro parade: songs from your era... rock n' roll, soul, 90s and more.

6.30pm – 8pm
King's Arms


The boys are back in town: driving saxophone based blues and rock classics.

8pm – Late
Royal Hotel

The IQ Band and Special Guests

An evening of live musical mayhem, vintage pop, Yorkshire blues, plus a dose of Lonnie Donegan!