It’s all over and what a blast it was. Brilliant sunshine and a fantastic range of music combined with happy friendly folk, what more could anyone ask for?

Thanks to all the musicians, our stewards, sound - lighting and marquee providers.

Thanks also to everyone who bought a ticket. If you enjoyed the experience or you want to suggest ways to improve the festival please email us and tell us what you think. You can do this here:

Email us to make a comment and or to add your name to the 2017 mailing list.

Details about the 2017 Festival will be published on 1st September.

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

With a range of music to suit most tastes, performed in small intimate venues and a main stage restricted to just 600 people, Ireby festival presents an unforgettable and unique atmosphere and is considered among the best for those with a real love for live music.

This is the festival’s 14th year and it has developed a reputation for selling out early,  so be sure to react fast to be part of one of the last festivals where the actual love for music and one another is still the main point of focus.


I have to admit to being biased because Charles & Noleen have asked me to MC ever since the Festival started - for which I feel privileged - but as I have nothing to do with the organisation 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. So, thanks for putting it on (and thanks for letting me make a prat of myself in front of a marquee full of people!) - I wouldn't have it any other way!

Paul Adams - Director, Fellside Recordings, Workington.

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From the main stage and camping area - looking towards Skiddaw

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