First bands booked for Ambleside festival

The first bands have been booked to play at this year’s Festival of the Fells in Ambleside.

Room Full of Mirrors will play on the Friday night in the Market Cross Square which proved to be a popular venue when the Festival was first held last autumn.

On the Saturday night, music will be provided by The Mojo Band. Support bands will also be booked for both evenings, including Scrogan’s Run (folk musicians Paddy Rogan and Wayne Scurry) on the Friday night.

The four day celebration of life in and around the town will be staged for the second time in September.

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Border TV filming in Market Cross square at last year’s festival

Organised by Ambleside Together, the event is supported by the new headline sponsors, leading holiday cottage company Heart of the Lakes.

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Once again there will be a full programme of guided walks, swims, talks and films, in venues in and around the town, and a trail race to the summit of Wansfell.

The organisers hope that local businesses will join in to share the excitement – and to reap the financial rewards. An independent survey indicated that last year’s festival brought an extra £250,000 into the town over the four days, and visitors are already booking to stay for the weekend.

The festival will run from Thursday September 21 till Sunday September 24.

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