30+ Venues / 200+ Acts / 300+ Shows


Welcome to the 11th edition of LANCASTER MUSIC FESTIVAL, one of the UK’s largest urban music festivals, where excited festival-goers will descend on the historic city of Lancaster for a long weekend of music and merriment. There will be music throughout the city in over 30 venues, all easily walkable within the city centre, from the courtyard inside Lancaster Castle to cafés and coffee shops; through the city’s squares and outdoor spaces; and in the majority of the city's 30-odd wonderful pubs and bars.

Our grassroots festival celebrates the wonderful diversity and quality of musicians and performers in the local area whilst also inviting acts from all over the globe. With over 300 performances from more than 200 artists - almost all of them free - plus street theatre and workshops, we can promise there will be something for everyone to enjoy, no matter what age or musical taste. Let the music play.