A fun family music festival is coming to Carlisle this year and it promises to be a treat for all ages.
The Wild on the Wall Festival near Brampton will be held over two nights starting August 6 near Brampton.
The festival will see Mick Jagger’s brother Chris Jagger come to town to headline the shows on Friday night with popular Carlisle Hardwicke Circus band headlining the Saturday night stage.
The event is a welcome surprise to many after festivals were canceled last year due to Covid.
The event will see many musicians from the famous Carlisle “Source” Music Hall come out to perform both nights with a mix of genres throughout the weekend.
The event is expected to be an entertaining event for the whole family, with activities such as Bounce about Carlisle rides, face painting and henna available for children.
With tea leaf / tarot reading and a mobile escape room from the Red Herring escape rooms.
Organizers of this year’s festival felt it was important to move forward after people were denied access to live music throughout the pandemic.
Dan Russell, who is part of the collective that runs the festival, said: “Thwre is so talented in Carlisle it’s amazing, it comes out of the woodwork you could say and we had all these wonderful musicians that grew up in source and become professional eg Hardwicke Circus.
“They’ve been coming to the source since they were about 11 and now they’re doing really well on the circuit and I think it’s going to be great.”
Hardwicke Circus are a popular local band who have now become famous in the music world who recently released their debut album, having performed with Bob Dylan and Neil Diamond in recent years.
Dan has supported the group from a young age and looks forward to seeing them at Wild on the Wall in August.
Dan said: “It is part of my desire to celebrate the wonderful entertainment we have in Cumbria and Carlisle, and also to do it in an exquisite setting, right next to the Roman wall. It is really beautiful to camp there. -low.”
âIt’s just such a great vibe of musicians coming and they all come basically on purpose to play because we get along so well together.
“I think it’s unique actually.”
The festival was held in 2019, but this year is set to be bigger and better than ever, with festival-goers invited to camp for the weekend at the site of Hadrian’s Wall.
Food and beverage venues will be available with Wild on the Wall organizers proud to use local businesses in all elements of the festival run.
The event will allow festival-goers to have their own opportunity to be performers themselves, with campfires singing around the venues, a bonfire expected to continue into the wee hours of the morning.
Poppy Rowan, who is another member of the group that organized the festival, said: âSupport from local musicians and businesses has been at the heart of this project. From legendary names like Chris Jagger and Hardwicke Circus to local talent, there is a wide variety of music that will be presented, as well as a wide variety of family activities. ”
âWe have food and drinks from local businesses, free onsite camping and a bonfire jam to end the weekend stay!â We are truly delighted to welcome you to Dan Russell’s field.
Tickets have already gone on sale for both days of the festival, but can still be obtained at: https: //www.skiddle.com/e/35794995.
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