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Thu, 29 Jun 2017, 19:00 – Sun, 2 Jul 2017, 04:00 BST
****TICKET INCLUDES ACCESS TO OUR THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENING EVENTS!****
Fall in love with Carlisle Arts Fest.. a fabulous mid-summer weekend break in the heart of Cumbria! A four-day festival with a wide variety of live music, artistic workshops and spell-binding visual arts taking place at some of the best venues in town. Thrilling atmosphere, captivating talent, roaring headline acts and a bag full of surprises!
The new and exciting Roman Cavalry event will also be taking place at the iconic Bitts Park and the celebrated Carlisle Farmer's Market will be making an appearance in the city centre!
Carlisle Arts Fest will kick off on Thursday 29th June with a variety of lively, energetic music including toe-tapping reggae, melodic blues, alternative rock and psychedelic funk to get everyone on their feet and the rhythm flowing at the symbolic venue, Old Fire Station. If you're a member of the Carlisle nightlife scene, it's the place to be! McGrew's Bistro will also be serving up their finest refreshments.
Friday night is always huge in Carlisle, so that's why we are bringing you a vast range of musical shenanigans to suit all tastes and backgrounds! Classic show tunes, Rock 'n' Roll, 60's, original covers and the freshest pop songs around, all under one roof at the unique and vibrant, The Source Collective. A diverse array of talented performers bringing you a full programme of music to serenade your ears.. If you fancy a laid back evening or the complete opposite and feel like dancing on the tables, this is the event for you!
(Bar is open all night for refreshments.)
On Saturday 1st July our special family fun will hit the streets of Carlisle taking place outside the Tourist Information Centre in Carlisle City Centre. Expect to see street performers, live entertainment, arts and crafts stalls, bouncy castles, face painting and lots more to be announced! There is something for all the family — come on down and enjoy a day of activities, competitions, challenges, Cumbrian fresh produce and more!
Saturday night is well under way with Carlisle Arts Fest biggest, craziest indoor party yet — a mind-blowing, eye-popping spectacle of music, special effects and good times! You'll be listening to the best quality selection of House, Reggae, Rock 'n' Roll and Smart Indie and you can dance away to some of your favourite old school anthems across two unique rooms complimented by The Venue's bespoke staging, stunning decor, dazzling lights and booming sound system.. And of course, your wild weekend antics!
You can also expect well-stocked bars serving quality spirits, beers and cider, as well as a range of shots and a selection of wine for the ladies.
Book yourself a great value hotel, discounted B&B or get digs with your mates, grab your festival tickets & look forward to a superb weekend in the historical and cultural city of Carlisle!