The Buttermere Bash Free Flyers Festival is a legendary Lake District happening, held at the beginning of June each year. Gathering together all walks of life to experience the beauty of this magnificent setting, either by land air water or dance.
Primarily a charity fund raiser, each year between £3-4000 is donated to local charities and good causes.
Further details will appear on this page nearer to the event, but for now get the date in your diary’s and start dreaming of sunny days and music filled nights. Shared in our little piece of heaven which is the one and only Buttermere Bash.
And to get you in the mood please view this beautiful film made by Mat Emery compiling together the last few years of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcDKnArmlcU
For entry to the Lakeland Charity Open paragliding competition please follow this link: http://lco.theflightpark.com/lakeland-charity-open-2018.html
Summer is nearly upon us, the suns shaking off its long winter coat, it’s just about time to give it the kick start it needs, the one and only Buttermere Bash. Throughout the winter plans have been laid and schemes made to give you all the ultimate off the grid festival that all our souls need. Here’s what you can expect from Buttermere 2018:
Buttermere is renowned for show casing amazing bands in the most beautiful setting. This year we have just a very special line up, with some of the best musical talent in the north converging for your entertainment. Funky Friday will kick off with local folk band ‘The Herdus’ https://en-gb.facebook.com/herdusband/ warming the early evening up from the bar stage. Bash favourites, Keswick’s ‘The Kasios’ https://en-gb.facebook.com/thekasios will kick of the main stage followed by our team of DJ’s in the bar till the late hours. Now your warmed up and hopefully not worn Saturday will start gently with reggae tunes and an open mic session on the bar stage through the afternoon. Evening tunes will again start with ‘The Herdus’ warming up the bar stage before the main action kicks off with our main stage acts. Featuring ‘Broken Levee with Lindsay Hannon’ http://brokenlevee.co.uk/lastlight/ a stylish and charismatic blues rock band hailing from the North East. Followed by ‘Ponyland’ https://ponyland.bandcamp.com/ saddle up to journey into the world of samba reggea, drum & bass, afrobeat and jazz. To be revved up to a crescendo by Bentham’s second most famous band ‘Donut (formerly known as eating disorder)’ https://dohnutformerlyknownaseatingdisorder.bandcamp.com/album/i-scream-you-scream a Disco, Punk, Rave unit… Cake n Chaos
Simply pay on arrival unless ONLY arriving Saturday when tickets must be per purchased from the Sick & Wrong Shop in Keswick or online until Friday 25th May here: http://airventures.co.uk/paragliding_news_buttermere.htm
Available from Tuesday the 29th May, pay on arrival. £5 per night until Friday when everyone needs a full weekend ticket/wristband @ £35 Adults £5 Kids.
Facilities are basic, no phone signal or showers or electricity. But a beautiful fresh water lake to refresh in whilst one enjoys being off the gird. Water is available (recommend boiling before drinking) and there are portaloos.
Thursday evening ‘Alternative Pizza’ from Cockermouth will deliver to the field around 8pm. Orders will be taken through the day at the bar.
By Friday morning Joey’s Café will be fired up serving proper coffee, cakes, cheeky alcoholic concoctions and more. Also, Humes Catering will have their huge food van serving full English breakfast in the mornings through to 2 course meals in the evenings and food late into the nights. You could happily want for nothing more and it would be great if you could support these local businesses and consume their delicious offerings.
Keswick Brewery will again support the event with our own specially brewed ‘Thirst Flight’ ale, but we’re spicing it up and getting several iconic local guest ales in. Hesket Newmaket Brewery will be supplying their awarding wining brews and we’ll also have a sneaky local brew that’s harder then ‘Loweswater Gold’ to get hold of.
Our passion and the reason we do this event. The Lakeland Charity Open is available for pilots wishing to be guided or push themselves in the unique flying playground which is the Lake’s http://lco.theflightpark.com/lakeland-charity-open-2018.html
Pulling in some of the world’s top acro pilots, Buttermere will also see the flourishing British guys perform their latest routines. The Ospreys skydive display team will also be dropping in.
Last year you help this event raise £3,500 which was spread out amongst numerous local charities and good cases. With your help again, we can make this event a great success again.
See you all in Buttermere!