Fudstock is a community music festival held annually at Cavendish Park in Barrow in Furness. The family-friendly festival features cutting edge music as well as arts, wellbeing and children’s activities. The festival started in 2018 to commemorate the life of Barrovian Richard Thorne (Fud), who had a dream to create a festival in his hometown.
It’s a not-for-profit enterprise supporting St Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston. This worthwhile cause is close to the Fudstock team’s hearts. The Fudstock line up has featured some top household names as well as emerging artists. Local acts are an essential part of the festival alongside big-name bands and DJs committed to giving barnstorming performances throughout the day and night. Whether you like indie, hip hop, house music, rock & roll, soulful performances, or acoustic music in an intimate setting – Fudstock has got something for you! The festival has grown since its 2018 inception. It now offers three stages and top-class collaborations from partners, including Barrow Underground Music Society, LASERLIGHTSALIVE and Bags of Love.
The Fudstock brand has become iconic and is now spotted across the world; merchandise for this year’s event will be on sale very soon. The festival features a wide range of food and drink options with a whole host of street food traders, competitively priced bars and real ales sourced from local breweries. The team works hand in hand with the Barrow Island Community Trust to host the event at Cavendish Park in the heart of Barrow. It’s an inclusive event accessible for everyone, with security and wellbeing given top priority. Fudstock is always full of surprises to delight festival-goers. Come and join us in the fields, enjoy the sunshine, embrace the experience and share some #Fudlove
Fudstock are proud to support our local hospice in memory of Richard ‘Fud’ Thorne, who sadly spent his final days there in April 2018. St Mary’s Hospice provides care and comfort for patients living with any life-shortening illness or long term condition and their family. They support people from the moment of diagnosis and their families for longer. Their services are free of charge to our community but they are not free to provide. By supporting the hospice, we hope to ensure that St Mary’s Hospice remains a fundamental part of our community and continues to support and provide vital care for patients and their families when they need it most. To date we have collectively raised and donated £60,000 for St Mary’s in Fud’s memory.