Keswick Mountain Festival announces sports and live music line-up

Keswick Mountain Festival (KMF) has revealed details of its 2022 line-up, when the event will return to its traditional May slot. The 2022 Keswick Mountain Festival will run from 20-22 May, based at the Festival Village in Crow Park, with the backdrop of Derwentwater and the Lake District fells.

Founded in 2007, KMF is now one of the UK’s best-loved outdoor festivals. Each event attracts thousands of visitors to the fells and lakes of Cumbria with its mix of live entertainment, sports races, outdoor adventures, high profile speakers, taster activities, exhibitor stands, KMF Accessibility Zone, and camping for all of the family.

KMF’s 2022 schedule of sports and outdoor races and challenges includes 18 confirmed swimming, running, cycling, multi-sport and hiking events over two days, with more in the pipeline. Well established favourites like the Aquasphere Derwent Bay Swims return, alongside more recent additions like the Hell In The Fells Gravel Ride, Coledale Hike and Walla Crag Walk. The full schedule is available on the KMF website and organisers are offering ‘early bird’ entry prices for anyone who books a place before the end of January 2022.

Emerging From Derwentwater At The 2021 Keswick Mountain Festival Photo Credit Route North Photos

Credit: Route North Photos

KMF has also confirmed details of the live music that will entertain visitors in the Festival Village over two nights. Headlining on Friday 20 May will be English working-class Celtic-folk-punk band Ferocious Dog, supported by acid croft pioneers Shooglenifty, the euphoric soul, indie, folk, disco and art rock of Hope and Social, and, returning to KMF, the Batala Samba reggae drumming band.

Huey Morgan – DJ, raconteur, author, producer, broadcaster and Fun Lovin’ Criminal – will headline on Saturday 21 May. The Saturday night line-up will also include Badness, the Complete Stone Roses and comedy folk band Lancashire Hotpots.

KMF festival director Nicola Meadley comments: “We’re very excited that we have been able to return Keswick Mountain Festival to May and help kick start the summer for everyone. After all that has happened during the last two years, we think that 2022 is going to be the year that live events really take off again, especially in the outdoors, and we’ll be at the vanguard of that.”

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