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Keswick Jazz Festival swings into 25th year

Trumpet player at Keswick Jazz Festival. Credit: Keswick Jazz Festival

The 25th Keswick Jazz Festival begins today, and will run until the end of the weekend.

The music festival will see top bands bringing the New Orleans sound to the Lake District.

You can see the full schedule here.

This 25th festival line-up is the most exciting ever. As well as many of the festival favourites there are many new faces of all ages, from near and far; exciting young musicians, seasoned professionals and international stars, all sharing the same stages.

There will be more women performing this year than ever before, a refreshing variety of styles of bands, and a number of interesting new musical combinations formed especially for the festival.

– Graham Hughes, Festival Manager


Jazz festival strikes a chord with fans

Dumfries and Galloway was treated to a weekend of music, thanks to the Lockerbie Jazz Festival.

The event is now in its ninth year and has proved as popular as ever. Musicians from across the UK performed at venues throughout Lockerbie, Moffat and Annan.

Lockerbie Jazz festival gets underway

Last years Lockerbie Jazz festival Credit: ITV Border

The seventh Lockerbie Jazz Festival is underway. The Town Hall is the main venue for the three day event over 28th to the 30th September.

A number of well known blues, classic Jazz and contemporary bands will appear alongside local bands.

Organisers describe the festival as family friendly and encourage people of all ages to go along.