Boof Announces Last Cumbrian Music Festival ‘For The Foreseeable’

By Rachael Grealish

The Boof team has announced the music festival will return to Cumbria this year – but it will be the last one ‘for the foreseeable’.

In an announcement on social media, the Boof Festival team confirmed the music event will be returning for 2023 on August 18 and 19, with a line-up announcement, promised soon.

The Pigeon Detectives at the Boof Festival 2021. Credit: Robert Haile

This comes after the festival was postponed in 2022 – however, the team did assist with Whitehaven Alive.

In the post, the Boof team explained this will be the last festival ‘for the foreseeable’ as they will now be concentrating on other events, but said they will be looking to do a ‘Best of the Boof’ and hope to bring back some favourite acts from previous years.

The post read; “We are finalising this year’s line-up at present and we will have some announcements very soon.

“This year’s Boof Festival will be the last for the foreseeable while the team concentrate on other events we are involved with like Whitehaven Alive.

“With that in mind, we are billing this one as a Best of the Boof and bringing back a few favourites from previous years along with a load of new stuff too.”

The team finished by thanking fans and festival-goers for the support shown in the last 17 years after – they also left off by saying this won’t be the last Cumbria sees of the Boof Festival adding: “And we will be back at some point.”

We wanna thank you for all the support you have shown us across 17 years of events in Cumbria its been a blast….and we will be back at some point…..
But for now lets go one last time
18th-19th August 2023
Watch this space

The festival last took place in Whitehaven in 2021 after a six-year hiatus – one more than the organisers intended due to the COVID-19 pandemic – and drew in thousands of event-goers to see the likes of The Pigeon Detectives, The Sherlocks, Kyle Falconer, Bad Nerves, along with many local bands.