Ireby is a small farming village with a population of about 160. The village is situated on the north west edge of the Lake District National Park World Heratage Centre. It is 12 miles from Keswick  and Cockermouth and 18 miles from Carlisle.

This is the 16th Ireby Festival and over the years it has developed a reputation of early sell outs, so be sure to react fast to be part of one of the few festivals where the actual love for music and one another is still the main point of focus.

With a range of music to suit most tastes, performed in small intimate venues and a main stage venue restricted to just 650 people, Ireby festival presents an unforgettable and unique atmosphere and is considered among the best for those with a real love for live music.


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From the main stage and camping area - looking towards Skiddaw

Steve and I, once again, had a wonderful weekend at the festival. The music gets better each year we have been.
Sandra and Steve Kruger.

The greatest festival in the best location back O Skiddaw at Ireby in beautiful Cumbria and I was there as usual!.
Linda Saville

You seriously have to make it a priority to be here, it's just lovely.
Peter Barnes

Its is the first time that either of us have been to a festival of any sort and hopefully it won't be our last. The organisation, the stewards, the bands, the location and the weather were exceptional. So thank you. Hoping to be back.Kind regards.
Anne and David Frith

We love your festival, it's such a nice safe atmosphere & perfect for families, with the best children’s entertainment of any festival we've been to...Rowena Miller (Parent}

I can say without hesitation that it is a wonderful event. Small, beautiful, great atmosphere, always a lovely crowd. When you couple that with a wide range of music - often some brilliant surprises - it all adds up to a special experience.

Paul Adams Director, Fellside Recordings, Workington.

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