Timings you need for this Friday 26 May:

11.00am Camp site opens

12.00 noon Festival office opens

13.00 Car park opens for non campers

First shows at:The Globe Hall 14.00 through to 18.15

St James’ Church 15.15 through to 18.15

Main Stage 19.15 through to 23.00

Globe Hall 23.00 to 00.30 (Dance)

Timings for Saturday 27 May:

Car Park and Festival Office opens at 10.00am

Chancel walk starts at 10.30am. A detailed programme will be available from the festival office.


Click here to go straight to this year’s line-up

This is the 15th Ireby Festival and over the years it has developed a reputation for selling out early,  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.

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 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.


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

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

As always, you managed to get the right mix of music with lots of unexpected musical treats. Myrna Rea


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From the main stage and camping area - looking towards Skiddaw

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