The Dentdale Music & Beer Festival 26th-28th June 2015

Festival Wristbands '15

Festival Wristbands now on sale!!

As in previous years the festival will remain free-to-enter and to help us do this festival wristbands will be on sale again this year.

There's two kinds on sale this year (see below for details) allowing the wearer to enjoy £1 off a pint of beer and discounts on other drinks!

*Special Offer* - Buy a book of prize draw tickets on the same day as ordering your wristbands and get a 2nd book of prize draw tickets free!

Individual Wristband

Priced at £5 + £1 p&p, an individual wristband entitles the wearer to £1 off one (single) pint of beer or equivalent drink per visit to the bar.

Group Wristbands

Priced at £16 + £1 p&p, you get 4 group wristbands which entitles any of the 4 wearers to £1 off a maximum of four pints of beer or equivalent drinks per visit to the bar.

Please note: The wristband scheme is for alcoholic drinks only. Soft drinks and mineral water are the same price with or without a wristband.

Online orders for wristbands will finish at 4.30pm on Thursday 18th June - buy yours now!

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Welcome to Dentdale Music and Beer Festival 2015

Well a week ago it was snowing and now it's cracking the flags (the sun not the frost) so it must be getting nearer to this year's festival and you can rest assured that this year's preparations are well under way.

Artists confirmed so far...

We have more than 25 artists appearing over the weekend including Sarah Gillespie, Room Full of Mirrors, Daniel Champagne, Pons Aelius, Perkelt, The Dreaming Spires, The Lumberjack Cowboy Trucking Company, mylittlebrother, The Conspirators, The 309's, Blanty, The Dog Roses, Acoustic Routes, Roger Davies, Bella Gaffney and the Bric-a-Brac Band, Kev Kendal, Molly Warburton and the Shady Days, Flatlands and Garage Flowers, Seven Sided Dice and Dent Primary School plus more to come.

For full music line-up and times click here >>

And for the beer...

I've been told on good authority (from two blokes down the pub) that this year's theme is going to be 'Uniquely Yorkshire' - don't know if this means you need to wear a flat cap and have a whippet on a piece of string but I'm sure we'll find out in good time!

Also to look forward to this year is our very own festival ale, this'll be our 7th year so it seems about time we had a beer of our very own.


There are two campsites in Dent village. High Laning which is the larger of the two sites takes pre-bookings which we would recommend if you're just here for the festival weekend. Also in the village is Conder Farm which operates on a first-come, first-served basis and has a tendency to begin to fill up in the week preceding the festival. Outside the village and a few miles further up the dale at Cowgill is Ewegales campsite.

Contact Details

High Laning - 015396 25239 or
Conder Farm - 015396 25277
Ewegales - 015396 25440

Festival Bus

This year, once again our transport division (Peter, Ken and Gary) with help from the Western Dales Community Bus will be covering services between Dent Station and Dent Village.

If you're thinking of travelling to and from the festival by train drop us a line at

We'll be posting a timetable as we get closer to the event.

Volunteers Needed

The festival is run on a voluntary basis and we are always in need of extra help over the weekend. If you could spare a couple of hours over the weekend in return for a free supper & pint please drop us a line.

Festival Parking

Due to the very limited parking available in Dent village a dedicated festival car park will be available this year at Millbeck Farm - located a few hundred yards from the festival site on the Sedbergh-Dent road. For more information please contact Millbeck Farm on (015396) 25424 or follow this link.

Big Weekend Prize Draw

The Big Weekend Prize Draw is back again for 2015.

1st Prize: 7 nights at Dent Station Snow Hut as featured on Channel 4's 'Four in a Bed'

2nd Prize: 2 nights B&B at The George and Dragon, Dent.

3rd Prize: 2 nights B&B at The Sun Inn, Dent.

Other prizes include: A framed print from local artist John Cooke, beers and wines, and hampers of local produce plus much more to be announced.

Prize Draw Tickets

Priced at £5 per book (5 tickets) plus 70p p&p.

Buy on the same day as ordering wristbands and get a 2nd book of tickets free!

For terms and conditions click here.

Holiday Cottages

There are a number of holiday cottages for rent in Dentdale. Please see links below for details.

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Dentdale Music and Beer Festival is a free-entry, comunity-led, not-for-profit festival organised by Dent Music and Beer Festival Ltd - an Industrial Provident Society for the Benefit of the Community registered in England.

Register no: 32068R. Registered Office: The Old Rectory, Litlington, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5RB.