BIG Country will headline this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival live music line up.

The Scottish rockers will be joined in Keswick by festival favourites the Peatbog Faeries, a Manchester-themed DJ set by former Happy Mondays stars Bez and Rowetta, Blondie tribute act UK Blondie, versatile folk musician Ruairidh Maclean and local act Water’s Edge. The 2019 Keswick Mountain Festival will run from Thursday until Sunday, May 16-19, with the music on the Subaru Stage on the Friday and Saturday evenings.

Launched in 2007, Keswick Mountain Festival has grown into one of the UK’s best-loved outdoor festivals, attracting 20,000 people to Cumbria each year. KMF delivers a unique mix of live music, sporting events, outdoor adventures, high profile speakers, taster activities, exhibitor stands and camping for all the family. Once again, the heart of KMF will be the Festival Village on Crow Park, where the Subaru Stage will have the backdrop of Derwentwater and the Lakeland fells.

On the festival Friday, live music sessions will have a Celtic and folk-infused flavour. A packed bill will include popular Keswick act Water’s Edge, who will perform a set of distinctive folk, rock and pop songs in their trademark dynamic style. Scottish musician Ruairidh Maclean will then keep the tempo high with his energetic interpretations of classic tracks from various genres. Peatbog Faeries will close Friday night on the Subaru Stage; Big Country top the bill on the Saturday.

Festival concert tickets go on sale from 2pm on Thursday, January 31. Available at