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By Independent Lancaster, May 24 2017 04:23AM

When? 12th to 16th October 2017.


Venue: Various music venues around Lancaster city.


WEBSITE: www.lancastermusicfestival.com



Lancaster's award-winning FREE Music Festival: Welcoming Walkable Wonderful is famous for reflecting the city of Lancaster's vast musical abundance, excellence and diversity while bringing in top notch acts from around the UK and worldwide. Driven by well over 200 acts performing a wide range of genres, the festival takes place over 5 days at over 40 venues bringing the entire city to life with live music. No wonder the festival is dubbed as Lancaster's Unofficial Bank Holiday weekend!


Live music venues include the main stage at Lancaster Castle, all four of Lancaster's historic outdoor squares, Williamson Park, countless pubs, bars, restaurants, coffee places, theatres, shops, two local breweries and, new for this year two heritage double-decker buses and a flotilla of canal barges.


The festival is FREE TO ATTEND! However, there are several ticketed events and there's a nominal £2 entry into the Castle main stage (a 2 day unlimited re-entry pass is available for £5).


The family-friendly festival caters for kids of all ages.


Venues will be hosting live music all times of day, with at least two venues with a 24 hour licence. For beer lovers, there is an unofficial Festival Ale specially taste-tested by our festival team. There is also a wide variety of excellent eateries for appetites worked up by wandering from venue to venue, dancing or from general carousing.


For visitors to the city there are plenty of hotels providing overnight accommodation (we advise early booking as rooms tend to sell out fast), as well as a campsite at Lancaster Cricket Ground.


So come along to a huge variety of performances from local, regional, national and international acts. More venues, more acts, more of the time, more music, more madness!


As one of our sponsors put it, "If you can't find music you like at Lancaster Music Festival you probably don't like music".


For more information about the festival including full programme details, how to apply to perform, and information on camping, please visit our website www.lancastermusicfestival.com or contact us via email or social media using the details below.



CONTACT DETAILS:


Email: info@lancastermusicfestival.com


Facebook: www.facebook.com/LancasterMusicFest


Twitter: www.twitter.com/LancsMusicFest


Instagram: www.instagram.com/lancastermusicfestival


By Independent Lancaster, May 22 2016 10:32AM


Lancaster Music Festival
Lancaster Music Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Lancaster Music Festival 2016

FESTIVAL DATE: 13th - 17th October 2016


VENUE: Various music venues across Lancaster City


WEBSITE: www.lancastermusicfestival.com


Lancaster's award-winning FREE Music Festival: Welcoming Walkable Wonderful is famous for reflecting the city of Lancaster's vast musical abundance, excellence and diversity while bringing in top notch acts from around the UK and worldwide. Driven by well over 200 acts performing a wide range of genres, the festival takes place over 5 days at over 40 venues bringing the entire city to life with live music. No wonder the festival is dubbed as Lancaster's Unofficial Bank Holiday weekend!




Live music venues include the main stage at Lancaster Castle, all four of Lancaster's historic outdoor squares, Williamson Park, countless pubs, bars, restaurants, coffee places, theatres, shops and even the local brewery.


The festival is FREE TO ATTEND! However, there's a nominal £1 entry into the Castle main stage (a limited number of weekend passes will be available from the festival website from 1st July 2016).


The family-friendly festival caters for kids of all ages from 8 to 80.


Venues will be hosting live music all times of day, with at least one venue with a 24 hour licence. For beer lovers, there is an official Festival Ale specially taste-tested by our festival team. There is also a wide variety of excellent eateries for appetites worked up by wandering from venue to venue, dancing or from general carousing.


For visitors to the city there are plenty of hotels providing overnight accommodation (although we advise early booking as rooms tend to sell out fast), as well as a campsite at Lancaster Cricket Ground.


So come along to a huge variety of performances from local, regional, national and international acts. More venues, more acts, more of the time, more music, more madness!


As one of our sponsors put it, "If you can't find music you like at Lancaster Music Festival you probably don't like music".


Watch a video of Lancaster Music Festival here: https://youtu.be/5BOZRq3WVlk


For more information about the festival including full programme details, how to apply to perform, and information on camping, please visit our website www.lancastermusicfestival.com or contact us via email or social media using the details below.



CONTACT DETAILS:


Email: info@lancastermusicfestival.com


Facebook: www.facebook.com/LancasterMusicFest


Twitter: www.twitter.com/LancsMusicFest



By Independent Lancaster, Apr 27 2016 08:00AM

After their old premises on Rosemary Lane was flooding at the end of 2015, clothing shop Waterhouse has upped sticks and relocated to a shiny new shop on Brock Street. They're just across the road from fellow Independent Lancaster supporting business Arteria and the same side of the road as The Polish Delicatessen. Card holders are in for a treat on this street!

By Independent Lancaster, Mar 11 2016 10:16AM

Storm Desmond at the end of 2015 ruined the Christmases of many people in Lancashire. Great swatches of Lancaster town centre ended up under several feet of water and businesses were destroyed. In the aftermath of the storm people have been doing their best to rebuild their livlihoods and some premises were able to open again after a few weeks. Others are still fighting with insurance companies, dealing with complete building renovation and trying to get things back on track. It could be another few months before they're back up and running again.


Some of the businesses have moved premises entirely and reopened elsewhere in town, such as the FIG Tree, which was located in the old chuch on the corner of Chapel street, selling fair trade items. They've had to relocate their stock into a number of different locations, such as the Corner Stone Cafe near Dalton Square. Both the FIG Tree and the Corner Stone Cafe support the Independent Lancaster loyalty card and we're really pleased to see businesses coming together to help each other out in these difficult times.


The clothing shop Waterhouse which was also hit by the flooding, has moved locations to Brock Street. They're not open yet but they're optimistic they should be on track for opening by Easter all being well.


Go Burrito on lower Church Street was devested by the flooding and they're still unfortunately closed, but they're working hard on sorting out the insurance and pulling through.


Lancaster's had a tough time of it lately, and with cuts to museum services on the cards along with hikes in council tax and reductions of bin collections - things are set to get grimmer. But we're a hardy and resilient lot here in Lancashire and as the aftermath of the flooding showed, we know how to pull together as a community when the chips are down. This is a very gratifying thing to know.

By Independent Lancaster, Oct 9 2015 03:01PM

Hello and welcome to our little update. There have been some highs and some lows over the last few weeks so we wanted to bring you up to speed.


We're sad to be saying goodbye to Fruits of the Lune and Moghuls, both on King Street. Fruits of the Lune sold locally crafted arts and gift items over the last twelve months and have decided to move their services online where possible due to low footfall at their retail premises.

Moghuls, the family run indian restaurant, is also closing and we're deeply sad to lose them both. Every time a local, independent business is forced to close their doors the high street is a little less bright.


Vanity salon on Ullswater road has expanded their business by opening a barbers shop on Bowerham road. It's called "Bowerham Barbers" and they're offering cardholding gentlemen 10% off on their hair care needs. The salon itself is now no longer on Ullswater road, they are now mobile and providing hair services in the comfort of their customer's homes. They're offering 20% discounts to cardholders, or a free wash and cut with colour services.



Christmas is coming, and we wanted to remind you that there are some GREAT local businesses providing all kinds of wonderful gift ideas. The Lancaster Wine Company for example not only sells excellent quality wines, beers and spirits but they also sell locally sourced jams, chutneys, pates and other gorgeous farm shop items that are just perfect for foodies who love great tasting quality produce. They also sell empty hamper baskets that you can use to put together something really special for the festive season.


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