Festival Wristbands 2019
Online orders for Festival Wristbands have now finished!
Wristbands will be on sale again from 3pm at our merchandise tent on the festival field.
Welcome to Dentdale Music and Beer Festival 2019
Festival Programme 2019
Download this year's festival programme here - Festival Programme 2019.
All accommodation and festival camping is now fully booked.
Please make sure you have somewhere to stay before setting off for the festival.
Road Closure & Traffic
The A683 will be closed at Middleton Bridge (between Kirkby Lonsdale and Sedbergh) over the festival weekend so we are advising all caravans and large motorhomes to use the M6 northbound, leaving at junction 37 and taking the A684 to Sedbergh.
The festival is run purely on a voluntary basis and by volunteering as little as an hour of your time over the festival weekend you can make a big difference to the sustainability of the festival.
It's still not too late to get involved - email us on email@example.com
A big thank you to everyone who's already offered their help and support.
Full Music Programme 2019
Friday night features traditional dance music as it's supposed to be with Pons Aelius, the classic reggae/ska of festival-favourites Trenchtown UK, riff-based retro Mod Punk Soul Funk outfit The Convulsions, harmony-laden west coast americana indie-pop band mylittlebrother, and kicking the whole thing off with female harmonies like the sirens of old are Lancaster band The Broken-Hearted Few.
Saturday afternoon sees the return of 'The Yorkshire Songwriter' - Roger Davies and His Band, The Wierdstring Band - a folky, comic cabaret of a band singing about anything from love and time travel to the ancient art of Worm Charming, our sing-along favourites Acoustic Routes, the one-man musical marvel that is Blanty, acoustic-folk-rock heroes The Hall Brothers and the songs of the pupils of Dent Primary School.
Saturday night features the truly-infectious sunshine-rhythms of Bhundu Boy Rise Kagona and the Jit Jive Band, the amazingly talented acoustic rockers The Jonny Oates Band, western swing supremos The 309s, a festival debut featuring the catchy melodies and blistering musicianship of rockers Under A Banner, and all topped off with our resident house band The Dog Roses.
Heading up Sunday we have local singer songwriter Molly. who made her festival debut back in 2012 and now performs all over the UK hitting off venues and festivals such as the O2 in Islington, The Castle in Manchester, Kendal Calling and the BBC introducing stage at Highest Point Festival.
Nick Harper brings his new show '58 Fordwych Road' to our festival stage, taking place in a small London flat in the 1960s that was the home of up-and-coming singer-songwriter Roy Harper and late-night hangout for legends of the acoustic scene such as Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, John Renbourn, Paul Simon, Marc Bolan, and Sandy Denny. But all along, there was someone else there …. a toddler, part of the family, inhaling the music and absorbing the vibe; Roy’s young son, Nick Harper. In the show he plays tribute to the time, the place and the music that became the centre of everything for him..
Also on Sunday we've got virtuoso flamenco duo De Fuego, indie-folk-rock group with a bluegrass twist Hiroshima Twinkie and wholesome harmonies from The Ginjammers.
Due to the very limited parking available in Dent village a dedicated festival car park will be available 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.
This year, once again our transport division with help from the Western Dales Community Bus will be covering selected services between Dent Station and Dent Village.
If you're thinking of travelling to and from the festival by train please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a seat on the bus.
From the M6 - Leave at J37 signposted Sedbergh A684. Dent is then signposted and a further 4 miles from Sedbergh.
From West Yorkshire - Leave the A65 at Kirkby Lonsdale, heading for Sedbergh. At Barbon village follow signs for Dent.
From A1 - Leave the A1 following signs for Bedale (A684). At Hawes take B6255 towards Ingleton looking out for the turning to Dent (approx 4 miles).
Leave the car at home and enjoy the views of the Settle to Carlisle Railway line to Dent station - the highest in England.
For train times see www.thetrainline.com.