Dizee Rascal, James and Maximo Park are just three of the internationally acclaimed acts that will be appearing in the Lake District this weekend as part of the Kendal Calling festival. The event is taking place at Lowther Deer Park.
While over in the West, the Maryport Blues Festival provides classic blues music from some of the UK's top acts including The Rebel Rousers, Debbie Davies and Chris Farlowe.
Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary and other partners are reminding people going to the Wickerman festival of the dangers of over indulgence substance misuse.
In particular consuming excess alcohol and the perils of New Psychoactive substances.
Inspector Amanda Scott , Community Safety Inspector, Galloway Division says:
“We do recognise that the Wickerman Festival 2012 is a family festival however it would be amiss of us if we and our partners did not alert the public about the significant dangers of the over indulgence of substance use. We have seen elsewhere of the horrific consequences that are apparent and along with the Wickerman festival organisers we would like to ensure Wickerman 2012 is enjoyable experience for all”
Eleven hours of Live music and a big screen showing the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert from Buckingham Palace will launch Carlisle's biggest Music Festival.
Local Bands including I am Spartacus, So What! and Boom Dang all play today in the city centre. Later in the week highlights include soul diva Heidi Schaffrath, Death in Vegas and Birds Vs Planes.
Most of our events are spread across the city's venues but there's also the chance to see some of our finest local talent for free, playing every day in the city centre.We are starting small but our aim is to help support the music industry in Carlisle through putting on gigs and promoting education through music, entertaining the city at the same time.Everyone loves music of some description. It's an emotional bond, it transports you to distant places and memories. It has a real feelgood factor about it.We hope people get that feelgood factor as they walk around the city this week.
Cumbria Youth Orchestra will perform its tribute to the Titanic in Carlisle on Monday evening. The concert will include specially written music. The orchestra itself had been in danger of disbanding because of the difficulty in getting players together. It's now planning new ventures.