Thursday May 10th to Sunday May 13th – 2018

“A four-day celebration of the best of New Orleans, Swing, Hot Club, Classic, Traditional, Mainstream Jazz and Blues in Keswick”

2017 was amazing but 2018 is going to be even more so!

Get Your Tickets for the 2018 Festival!

The three and four-day stroller tickets for the next Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival in May 2018 are available right now at £110 and £140 respectively.


Buy your tickets securely on-line now by clicking above and completing the simple steps that follow.

If you prefer to buy over the phone then call the box office on


Box office is open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm – all calls are charged at local rate.

We appreciate your custom and your support.

The Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival 2018

For four days in May the Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival becomes a major event in a town that has the most majestic setting in the stunning Northern Lake District. This is a festival probably unlike any other you would have been to, especially as it is not locked into one location, field or park. No, the Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival takes place in selected venues throughout the town, close enough to get to the next easily but far enough apart that you get the opportunity to see what the town has to offer, grab a drink or maybe a bite to eat.

Keswick, nestling between the mountains of Skiddaw and Derwentwater Lake, is an idyllic location in Cumbria and easy to get to via the M6/A66. One of the great benefits to having the Festival here is that the whole town is used to dealing with visitors all year around so there is a wide variety of shops, cafes, tea rooms, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants. And for those requiring accommodation in this part of the Lake District there is a wide range of hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfasts and self catering properties. Many that visit the festival stay that bit longer before or after to turn a great music celebration into a great holiday. There are a number of local businesses that love their Jazz too and support the festival wherever they can and you will find these listed on our Visitor Info page.

One of the other reasons to having the Festival here is its name; we could hardly have The Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival in Clacton could we – how confusing would that be?!

Over the years the festival has had some great players and bands but this year our booking team may have outdone all the previous ones as there are some amazing artists lined up for your entertainment. At the time of writing we think the list is almost complete but if you keep an eye on The Artists page then you will know when we know.

And the news doesn’t end with an exciting list of artists either, oh no, we also have some great announcements to make in the run up to the 2018 festival. If you’re on the mailing list (see below this text to sign up) then you will be informed automatically. If, however, you prefer to find your news unaided then check out our News page as frequently as you like – though monthly would probably do!

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