Festival News

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Introducing 2018’s Principal Sponsor, Lakelovers

Whilst we have gigs, sessions and jams, Lakelovers holiday cottages have decadent grand homes for group gatherings, contemporary barn conversions, stylish apartments and traditional Lakeland cottages. Much like Jazz standards, no two of Lakelovers’ cottages are the...

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Enrico Tomasso podcast

Listen to the first in a series of Keswick Jazz Festival Pod-cast interviews with John Burgess. Enrico Tomasso talks about his recent invitation to New York & playing his hero’s instruments - the great Louis Armstrong. Click here to listen on-line...

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Returning Stroller Venues

Old favourites confirmed.. The Festival organisers are absolutely thrilled to be able to confirm that both The Rawnsley Hall and The Theatre by the Lake have now been confirmed as venues for the 2018 Festival.

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Launching Now

We have an Associate Sponsorship package @£90 (no VAT) especially appealing for smaller supportive businesses for our ever-loyal Jazz fans, visitors and participating musicians who always book early. We want you to benefit and are seeking to attract a good number of...

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Festival – So far

The 2017 Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival declared a “wonderful rescue mission” under custodianship of a “marvellously dedicated new team” by organiser Ian Jones. But he says, “that was just the beginning”. Many know Ian as one of several regular sound engineers who...

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Last year

The 26th Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival - May 2017 Sold Out - A truly great success! A year ago hundreds of jazz fans were filled with disappointment as Theatre By The Lake, who had been managing Keswick Jazz Festival for 10 years, announced they would no longer be...

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