Keswick Mountain Festival (KMF) has revealed details of its 2022 line-up, when the event will return to its traditional May slot and kick off the summer festival season.

The 2022 Keswick Mountain Festival will run from May 20-22, at the Festival Village in Crow Park.

KMF’s 2022 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.

Earlier than usual, KMF has also confirmed details of the live music that will entertain visitors in the Festival Village over two nights.

Headlining on Friday May 20 will be English Celtic-folk-punk band Ferocious Dog.

Ferocious Dog will be supported by acid croft pioneers Shooglenifty, the euphoric soul, indie, folk, disco and art rock of Hope and Social, and, returning to KMF, the Batala Samba reggae drumming band.

Huey Morgan - DJ, raconteur, author, producer, broadcaster and Fun Lovin’ Criminal - will headline on Saturday May 21.

An eclectic Saturday night line-up will also include 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.

KMF 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.”

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