Hear some of the world’s leading musicians and ensembles performing great repertoire
Hear leading international artists perform “the world’s most beautiful music” in daytime and evening concerts. Hear new collaborations in some of the best-known works of classical music. Hear the thoughts of great musicians in our masterclass series and pre-concert talks.
Be amongst the first to hear the next generation of professionals
LDSM annually showcases emerging international talent through our Festival Début Concerts strand.
Experience all that our natural and cultural landscape can offer
As the widest-spread music festival in the UK, LDSM is truly the “Festival painted on the canvas of the Lake District”. Over 14 days we reach 6 different towns. Discover what has inspired poets, thinkers, painters and filmmakers from the past right up to the present day. Take a trip on the largest natural lake in England and visit some of Cumbria’s outstanding historic and contemporary cultural attractions.
Meet new friends and share inspiring experiences with others
Titled “the friendly festival” by the Daily Telegraph and attracting over 4,000 Festival-goers each year, share your passion for classical music and beautiful Lake District venues.
Sample some award-winning local food and drink
There are many great places for pre- and post-concert meals and drinks which cater for everyone’s pocket and tastes, from Michelin-starred restaurants to tasty takeaways, local produce to world cuisine, real ale to natural spring water.