The Dentdale Music & Beer Festival 23rd-25th June 2017

Festival Wristbands '17

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 up to £1.50 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 up to £1.50* off one (single) pint of beer or equivalent drink per visit to the bar.

Group Wristbands

Priced at £18 + £1 p&p, you get 4 group wristbands which entitles any of the 4 wearers to up to £1.50* off a maximum of four pints of beer or equivalent drinks per visit to the bar.

* dependant on the drink - full price lists will be displayed in the beer tent.

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 15th June - buy yours now!


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

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9th May 2017

June's nearly here and we've got a fantastically frantic, festival frenziness of things going on. Wristbands are now on sale, order today and head straight on down to the bar! The Big Weekend Prize Draw tickets are now on sale and if you buy one book of tickets at the same time as ordering wristbands we'll throw in a 2nd book for nowt!

Bring on the music...

We've got our usual eclectic selection of live music for you this year featuring...


After a storming set last year we had to invite back the massively impressive Trenchtown UK with their exciting and original 21st century take on Ska and Reggae standards and their own material.

Also on Friday we're going a bit prog-rock with Red Bazaar, a bit Cumbrian red-necked with The Hey Down Treaders and Dawn Foster of Room Full of Mirrors fame brings her new folkadelic dance band Shallamarra to the party.


Saturday highlights include the magnificent Monster Ceilidh Band, with their full-on fusion of modern and traditional dance music. We're also very proud to welcome to the festival Liv Austen and her band, with stunning and versatile vocals and artfully crafted lyrics, Liv has quickly become one of the UK's best country singer-songwriters.

And to top it all off there's our fantabulous festival house band The Dog Roses.


Our Sunday afternoon headliner is the hugely talented Rise Kagona and the Jit Jive Band. Championed by the likes of DJ's John Peel and Andy Kershaw, Rise Kagona quickly came to fame after travelling to the UK with Zimbabwe band The Bhundu Boys when he was in his early 20s. The Bhundu Boys went on to tour the world becoming one of the first African bands to achieve worldwide success. After tragically losing most of the original members of the band in the late 90s, Rise returns with chief collaborator Andy Cooke and a five piece band to bring you Rise's own unique and infectious style of African dance music.

The incredibly talented Nick Harper returns again this year with his perfect blend of thought-provoking lyrics, soulful singing, and virtuoso guitar playing.

More to come...

The full festival line-up will appear on our music page over the coming weeks.

And for the beer...

Our two resident beer specialists have gone dug out they're rosy-tinted glasses and gone all dewy-eyed with nostalgia to bring you a trip down memory lane (on foot of course) and a beer selection officialy titled 'Festival Favourites'. We're not sure how they've got to their selection as every beer seems to be their favourite judging by their exemplary dedication to tasting it.

When we've had chance to bring 'em back from their lost reverie (and sobered 'em up a bit) there'll be a full list on our beer page.

We'll also have fine craft ales from our local breweries in Dent and Kirkby Lonsdale, a wide selection of real ciders, and not forgetting the Primary School Pimm's Bar (strictly for adults only!)

Holiday Cottages

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

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' just keeps coming back for more so get your tickets now for some great Dentdale accommodation prizes.

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.

Plus more prizes 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.

Festival Bus

This year, once again our transport division 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.

A big thank you to everyone who's already offered their help and support.

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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.