Welcome to Lancaster's own Bank Holiday Weekend! Thanks to the success of 2013, this year's FREE Festival will launch on Thursday 9th October and after another manic weekend packed with excellent music will attempt to finish sometime on Monday 13th October. We strongly suggest you TAKE MONDAY OFF!

There are 44 venues and locations and, again, hundreds of superb acts locally, nationally, and from abroad, covering a vast array of genres. We have some surprises in store for 2014 as you will see from our listings.

Brochures are on sale for £1 at participating venues.

We have produced a downloadable errata sheet for you which lists changes to the schedule in the brochure since it was printed.

Festival T-shirts - on sale for £10 from a number of participating venues (limited number so purchase while stocks last!)

Lancaster has 10 to 17 regular open music sessions every week covering acoustic, bluegrass, funk and soul, jazz, pop and rock. A pdf is available for download (left).

*We can reliably state that the banks actually will be open on the Monday.
One will even be hosting live music in the afternoon