Following months of cancelled events, postponed shows and on-hold performances, the people of West Cumbria can finally enjoy some fabulous live music once again in just a few weeks’ time.

With the prospect of facing a summer without festivals, the team at Hensingham Amateur Rugby League has joined forces with local talents to put together a music event no one will forget for a long time.

This Bank Holiday will see a handful of the county’s finest stars taking to the stage at the Hensingham Music Festival, with safety measures in-place to keep everyone protected and comfortable throughout.

One of the festival’s organisers, Lee Adams, can’t wait for the one-day event, with his main goal being to support the local music industry after a difficult six months.

“We are excited to be able to host this event,” he said.

“Following months of no work for the music and events industry and very little financial aid, it is imperative we can start working again – as stripped back as that may be.”

With the necessary measures in-place for the socially-distanced bash, August 28 is set to be flooded with the sounds of Cumbrian performers The Northern Threads, Mustangz, Luke Matear and Cory & Stu, to the team’s delight.

Initial plans for the event were discussed in detail by Copeland Borough Council’s sub committee, with worries raised over just how Covid-safe the day would be.

The committee’s decision on whether or not to give the gig the go-ahead was therefore postponed.

But with all concerns addressed by the organisers, the decision-making hearing no longer needed to be held this week, and all issues raised were resolved.

Organisers stressed that Covid rules apply to the festival, including; each guest being given an allotted arrival time; a one-person limit at the bar at any one time; temperature checks for all who attend; and signposts to guide everyone in the right direction.

Tickets to West Cumbria’s first-ever socially distanced festival are now available, and can be bought via the Hensingham Music Festival’s Facebook page.