Free day of live music at Bed Fest in Knaresborough

Bed Fest star - Modern punk goddess Louise Distras.
Bed Fest star - Modern punk goddess Louise Distras.

For music fans, Knaresborough Bed Race day on Saturday there's also free live music to enjoy - 12 hours across four stages.

Organised by Rufus Beckett and supported by Roosters brewery of Knaresborough, this free music festival on June 11 runs at Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre, noon to-midnight.

Packed with local talent, the best-known acts on the line-up are probably trip hop-electronica outfit Fold whose fans include BBC 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, Huey Morgan, Gideon Coe and Don Letts; Leeds alt-rock band Treason Kings and amazing new punk goddess Louise Distras, who’s been described as “the love child Patti Smith and Billy Bragg never had” by Louder Than War music website.

The comperes are DJ Trev and the Harrogate Advertiser’s Graham Chalmers.

Full line-up

Main Stage

4.00 – 4.45 : Citizen Smith

4.45 -5.15 : Rory Hoy

5.15 – 6 : Fold

6.30 – 7 : The Omega Era

7.30 –8 : Black Ocean

8.30 – 9.15 : Treason Kings

10.30 – Close : Louise Distras

Comperes: DJ Trev and Graham Chalmers

Café Stage

4.45 – 5.15 : Two Tone Rust

6 – 6.30 : Strangers In Paradise

7 – 7.30 : Drop Leg Steppers

8 – 8.30 : The Paul Mirfin Band

9.15-10 : Impyus

Acoustic Stage

4.45 – 5.15 : Rob Reynolds

6 - 6.30 : The Superlatives

7 – 7.30 : The Four45s

8 – 8.30 : Two White Guys and a Mexican

9.15 – 10: Jake Pattinson

Early Doors stage (Located at Centre Entrance)

12.30 - 1 : Martin Plock

1-1.30: Loz Campbell

1.30 – 2 : Kid Conventional

2 – 2.30 : Aaron Bertenshaw

4 – 4.30 : Martin Rose

Host: Andrew Cameron