Ferocious Dog @ 21:30
English working class Celtic-Folk-Punk. The Levellers meets Billy Bragg meets The Pogues. More than a band, they are a family. “To listen to the Ferocious Dog as it snarls and growls at the world is to show responsibility” said a Louder Than War review of their brilliant, recently released and Fake News and Propaganda album, but this is an outfit that shows compassion too.
They’ve been hailed as “a representation of our gut feeling, savage and merciless” and at the same time, called “folk in the grand tradition of it being the peoples sound.” Ferocious Dog, however are all those things. And that, in a world where the lines of truth are blurred by the rich, powerful and corrupt, is priceless.
Shooglenifty @ 20:15
After more than three decades together acid croft pioneers Shooglenifty are still refusing to settle to a quiet life. They have been ramping up their live date calendar since the second half of 2021 and are really looking forward to hitting the Keswick Mountain Festival stage in May.
If you don’t know their music, it is a joyful fusion of Scottish traditional, and traditional-sounding melodies with a mixed bag of more contemporary influences. They have a 5* new album to share with you, and a bumper bag of old favourites. There will be dancing.
Hope and Social @ 19:15
Hope & Social, eight hoodlums who play all-out, ballsy, joyous and uplifting music to win the hearts of many a gig-goer throughout their ten-year tenure as one of the UK’s hardest working bands. Hope and Social gigs are a bewildering mix of chaos and superlative musicianship, built on some of the finest songs you’ll ever hear, and garnished with generous portion of Northern, self deprecating humour.
With a 3 piece horn section and 5 part harmonies, Hope and Social make a massive sound that draws influence from soul, indie, folk, disco and art rock. You’ll sing, you’ll dance, you’ll smile so much your face will hurt.
Batala Samba @ 18:45
From Waterfalls to carnivals, this well-known Lancaster based Samba Reggae Drumming band has over 17 years of experience and are well known in the Lancashire area. Returning to Keswick Mountain Festival, these drummers will be your weekends opening musical act. Watch in awe as they parade from the Town Square to the Main Stage and start off your Friday evening celebrations with a bang!
Saturday 21st May 2022
Huey Morgan (DJ set) @ 21:30
DJ, raconteur, author, producer, broadcaster and fun lovin’ criminal, Huey Morgan – a modern day rock’n’roll Renaissance man – is many things to many people.
As the whisky soaked Lower East Side voice of 6 Music and Radio 2, he’s the man who joins the dots between funk, soul, disco, classic hip hop and rock’n’roll. As a broadcaster, he’s the man who tells laugh-out-loud stories and talks to the listener as if pulled up on a bar stool next to them. And as a musician, he’s the frontman of legendary 90s outfit Fun Lovin’ Criminals, a funk-fried indie outfit that broke big worldwide selling over 10 million records, recently celebrating their 20th anniversary.
His inimitable presence has seen him become a silver screen star, featuring in full-length movies Head Rush and Soulboy, alongside his regular TV work; a far cry from his early days as a Puerto Rican/Irish Marine.
Now after countless DJ gigs across the globe, he’s focused his DJ talent on his NYC Block Party: imagine Huey soundtracking cult Netflix show The Get Down, and you’re close, as funk, soul, disco and hip hop jams get thrown into the mix battle style.
Yet another creative outlet for Britain’s favourite New York cousin.
Badness @ 20:15
Badness bring their multi award-winning show transporting you back to the Ska and Two Tone explosion of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.
Their fully ‘live’ performance encapsulates the sounds of Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners and more with classic tunes such as ‘Baggy Trousers’ ‘Our House’ ‘Ghost Town’ & ‘My Girl Lollipop’.
The whole show is performed in their own unique style incorporating crowd interaction and always encouraging audiences to join in. All this along with a large comedy element throughout the performance will guarantee you’ll be laughing and singing along all night.GET YOUR FESTIVAL TICKETS HERE
Complete Stone Roses @ 19:00
The Complete Stone Roses are one of the UK’s most well-known, most seen and most successful tribute bands. Selling out venues across the UK and Ireland regularly, they have helped to carry on the music of one of the UK’s most influential bands – The Stone Roses. The Stone Roses played a pivotal role in the history of the UK’s indie music scene.
Famous hits like Fools Gold, I Am The Resurrection and I Wanna Be Adored are as recognisable now as were the heyday of Madchester and the Hacienda, the cultural icons from which the original band were born. The Complete Stone Roses play to acclaim from fans themselves, the press, and even original Stone Roses band members.
Lancashire Hotpots @ 18:00
Since forming in 2007, The Lancashire Hotpots have built a well-earned reputation as the ‘Kings of The Northern Knees-up’. Firm festival favourites, the lads have entertained the nation with comedy songs about chippy teas, shopmobility scooters as well as how to do the Dad Dance!
Join Bernard and the boys for a blast of singalonga music and madcap fun.