Kendal Blues Rhythm & Rock Festival

Music |
Tickets available on the door!

Doors 1.30pm | Standard Tickets £29.50 | OTD £30.50 | EVENING OTD £20.50 | Malt Room Seated & Standing – General Admission

Performing at the Kendal Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival are The Cinelli Brothers, Groundhogs, These Wicked Rivers, Ramblin’ Preachers, Ashley Sherlock Band, and Mississippi MacDonald. The festival will take place in the Malt Room throughout the day, from 1.30-10pm and plenty of seating will be available.

The Cinelli Brothers

The Cinelli Brothers have a passion for 1960s music. An amalgam of blues, rock, and soul with a twist of contemporary style makes them a rising force on the music scene. Their appeal crosses all manner of boundaries, attracting a significantly younger crowd to their shows as well as pleasing the ears of older fans. Their live show features predominantly original material with high energy, great musicianship and showmanship.

The Cinelli Brothers are Marco and Alessandro, and the band is made up of:

Marco: Guitar, keys, vocals
Alessandro: Drums, B/V’s
Tom Julian-Jones: Guitar, harmonica, vocals
Stephen Giry: Bass, guitar, B/V’s


Way back in the halcyon days of rock, there came a trio of ‘superheroes’ known as the Groundhogs, riding the blues boom into unchartered territory, they gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic live acts around, and are influential and inspirational to this day. The classic line-up toured the world for six years straight, including seminal shows with The Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, John Mayall and Canned Heat, and at the legendary 1970 Isle of Wight festival alongside Jimi Hendrix.

The new lineup of Groundhogs plays classic material with verve, power, energy and excitement, as relevant to the audience as the originals were back in the day.

The band is made up of:

Ken Pustelnik: Drums
Chris D’Avoine: Vocals/Lead Guitar
Latch Manghat: Bas
Sol Latif: Lead Guitar

These Wicked Rivers

These Wicked Rivers is a quartet with a brand of blues-infused modern rock, steadily picking up plaudits for their gutsy live performances across the UK.

The band is a regular fixture on the UK live circuit, having toured with Tax The Heat, as well as playing stand-out performances at Planet Rock Stock, YNot Festival, 2Q Festival, Breaking Bands Festival and Giants of Rock Festival to name but a few.

Ramblin’ Preachers

Expect vintage-contemporary blues rock, unforgettable lyrics, unmissable solos, and unrivalled rhythm.

Ross Connor and James Ives formed Ramblin’ Preachers fuelled by a passion for blues rock, with an aim to create original stomping blues with big riffs, powerful vocals, and tasty solos. Backed by the tight rhythm section of Bassist, Craig Howe and Drummer, Richard Baker.

The band’s eclectic sound sees them take influence from the likes of Free, Led Zeppelin, Chris Stapleton, Rival Sons, and Philip Sayce, and has seen the band play shows across the UK, sharing the bill with artists such as Jared James Nichols, Danielle Nicole, King King, and many more.

Ashley Sherlock Band

Ashley Sherlock is a Manchester-based singer/songwriter citing his inspirations as Jeff Buckley, Gary Clark Jr and Chris Stapleton. Working alongside producer Kenneth Nixon (of Framing Hanley fame) Ashley’s material, recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, presents a modern outlook on the sounds of the deep south.

Mississippi MacDonald

Mississippi MacDonald is a 3 times British Blues Awards nominee from London. He has been playing since he was 11 years old and has travelled extensively on the US blues trail, meeting, amongst others, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Big Eyes Smith, Otis Clay and BB King.

Kendal Blues Rock rhythm Festival


See all music events here


Tickets available on the door!

You might like...


N’famady Kouyaté

Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £16.50 | Malt Room Standing N’famady Kouyaté is a young energetic master musician from Guinea (Conakry), who relocated to Cardiff (Wales)...

Book now

Cloudbusting – The Music Of Kate Bush

Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £23.00 | Theatre Cloudbusting are thrilled to bring their stunning ‘The Line, The Cross and The Curve’ tour to Brewery Arts!...

Book now

Tc & The Groove Family

Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £10.50 | With Support from North Fire Sound | Malt Room Standing 10-piece afro-fusion group TC & The Groove Family take...

Book now

Supported by