Fun Lovin’ Criminal Huey Morgan has been revealed as one of the headliners of the 2022 Keswick Mountain Festival.
The event returns to its traditional May slot to kick off the festival season and organisers promise a packed programme of sports and outdoor events, plus two nights of live music.
The festival runs from May 20 to May 22 and Huey, a regular on BBC 6 Music and Radio 2, will headline with a DJ slot on Saturday, May 21.
Based at the Festival Village in Crow Park, the event attracts thousands of visitors.
Its schedule of sports and outdoor races and challenges includes 18 confirmed running, cycling, swimming, multi-sport and hiking events over two days, with more in the pipeline.
Well established favourites like the adidas TERREX Trail Runs, Back O’Skiddaw Cycling Sportive and Aquasphere Derwent Bay Swims return, alongside more recent additions like the Hell In The Fells Gravel Ride, Coledale Hike and Walla Crag Walk.
Also appearing at the festival are Celtic-folk-punk band Ferocious Dog, headlining on Friday night and supported by Shooglenifty, Hope and Social, and the Batala Samba reggae drumming band.
The Saturday night music line-up also includes Badness, with a multi award-winning show that showcases the ska and Two Tone explosion of the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Complete Stone Roses, one of the UK’s most well-known, most seen and most successful tribute bands, and comedy folk band Lancashire Hotpots.
Festival director Nicola Meadley said: “We’re very excited that we have been able to return Keswick Mountain Festival to May and help kick start the summer for everyone.
“After all that has happened during the last two years, we think that 2022 is going to be the year that live events really take off again, especially in the outdoors, and we’ll be at the vanguard of that.
“Being able to confirm our live music line-up so early is a sign of how much determination there is to make this the best KMF yet, and we have more exciting developments to reveal in the coming months.”