First music acts announced for Keswick Mountain Festival

KT Tunstall
KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall, Cast and the Peatbog Fairies have been announced as this year's first acts at Keswick Mountain Festival.

The festival runs from June 8 to June 11 and tickets go on sale on Thursday at 10am.

Cast will perform on the Friday. Best known for songs including Sandstorm and Walk Away, they originally formed in 1992.

In 2012 Cast reunited with original producer John Leckie to release a new album Troubled Times’ their first studio album in over 10 years.

KT Tunstall is the Saturday night headliner.

Her new album is due to be released in the autumn and her back catalogue includes Black Horse and the Cherry Tree, Suddenly I See and Hold On.

Festival favourites the Peatbog Fairies are also on the bill and will bring their traditional jigs and reels mixed with jazz, hip hop, reggae and more.

More acts are to be announced.

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