A NEW music festival which made its debut in Carlisle over the Easter weekend has been hailed a success.

The Fisher Street Festival took place across three venues - the Brickyard, Abstrakt music bar and Black Box Institute.

It saw about 50 bands and live DJs performing over three days.

Among them was up and coming Cumbrian band Flynt.

Brad Kavanagh, of the indie pop four piece, said they would definitely be back.

“It was great, a really awesome experience for us to be back in Cumbria and Carlisle,” he said.

“It’s the first time we’ve been back at the Brickyard in a year. In that time we’ve played a lot in Manchester and have also been recording an EP.

“This is a great way to kick off the festival season. It’s our first of the year and the atmosphere in the venue was fantastic.

“We got some considerable numbers through the doors, especially with the weather being so nice and having a lot of beer gardens to contend with.”

Organisers said they wanted to create a bank holiday buzz in the city with an Amsterdam-style festival - where the music takes place inside several venues.

Other names on the bill included Colt 45, Ogres of Go-Go, Dan Mason, Luke Hosbson, Marblmoon, Unity Sessions, More Than DJ and Syllie G, plus many other bands and DJs.

The festival - organised by Liam Barton, Sebastian Korzewnik, Nick Yule and Andy Bartlett - kicked on Good Friday and ran right through until Sunday evening. It is hoped to grow the event in future years.