Cockrock Festival

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Cockermouth Rock Festival is an non profit festival set up to help provide support in the way of funding for two great local causes, The Pride of Cumbria Air Ambulance and the Cockermouth Mountain Rescue and to encourage and promote local bands and musicians.


2012 line-up, rumours, news and updates

Headliners for this years event include Buzzcocks, Tinchy Stryder, Docters & The Medics, Goldie Lookin Chain, The Subways, The Lottery Winners, Pikey Beatz and many more.


2011 lineup and past lineup highlights

2011 line-up: Steve Harley & The Cockney Rebel, The Bluetones, Goldie Lookin' Chain, Gallows, DJ First Rate (Scratch Perverts), Funeral for a Friend,Plus many more...

Location and travel

Festival address: Wellington Farm, Lamplugh Road, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0QU.

By Car:

(From the South) Exit the M6 at junction 40 at Penrith and travel west on the A66 for Keswick and Cockermouth. After 29 miles, you'll reach a roundabout at the A5085. Take the 2nd exit on the left and continue up through the trading estate to the festival site beyond.

(From the North) From Carlisle, take the A595 for Aspatria and Cockermouth, via Castle Way, Church St and Wigton Rd. Travel 4 miles beyond the city limit to the Thursby roundabout and take the 2nd exit for the A595 to Cockermouth. After 18 miles, you'll reach a roundabout (signposted as Cockermouth to the left and A549-Maryport to the right) where you take the 2nd exit to carry straight on. After 1 mile you'll reach another roundabout where you take the 2nd exit onto the A66 heading east. At the next roundabout take the 4th exit and continue up through the trading estate to the festival site beyond.

By-pass Carlisle by exiting the M6 at junction 42, taking the 4th exit for Dalston. After 2 miles you'll reach Durdar, where you go straight on at the staggered junction. After another 3 miles, over the bridge turn right for the centre of Dalston. After the Pharmacy and Post Office, turn left up Station Rd, over the railway line and continue 2 miles to the A595. Turn left and go 1.5 miles to the Thursby roundabout and take the 2nd exit (A595) to Cockermouth.

By Bus:

The closest bus stop is opposite an Esso Garage which is a short 5 minutes walk from the festival.

Plan your journey and check bus timetables, click here.

By Train:

The nearest train stations are at Maryport, Workington, Whitehaven and Penrith.

Camping And Getting Around

The weekend ticket price includes camping.

Cockrock Festival has a general camp site and two other sections for families and a quiet area.

The camp site will have basic facilities - running water and toilets.

Music stages and other entertainment

As well as enjoying three days full of music, there many other activities, workshops, etc. going on around the festival.

Festival goers can enjoy the watching circus acts, fire breathers and jugglers.

Food and drink

There is a great range of food stalls and bars located around the festival area.

History and facts

The idea for the Cockermouth Rock Festival first took for in 2004, when , one of the friends of the organisers had a very serious mountain bike accident, that required he be air-lifted to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance. After this and realising that the service was run on a tight budget, the idea of the festival to raise funds was born.

Now in its seventh year, Cock Rock has grown from some 500 people attending it to about 2,500 in 2007 and to a capacity of 5,000 now.