21st - 22nd June 2024

We’re back! The award nominated Light the Lakes Massed Band will be returning to the Lake District this summer and participating in the unique fundraising event, for Care of Police Survivors (COPS), that is Light the Lakes, for the third year, and we’re so excited! There will be a concert in a cave, music on top of mountains, and an open air massed band concert all crammed into one really special weekend.

Last year we welcomed 50 musicians, representing 21 different bands, from all over the country. This year we are hoping to reach even more players, representing even more bands, to provide music across more peaks, and to feature more whole bands, alongside our incredible massed band, during our Saturday concert. Complete this form to play a part.

Provisional Timetable
Friday 21st June
2000hrs – Meet, Rydal, Lake District
2100hrs – Informal Memorial Concert Rydal Cave 
2300hrs – Start ascent of peaks
0230hrs – Play atop of peaks
0300hrs – Lighting of Flares accompanied by Last Post and Reveille, National Anthem
0345hrs – Descend peak as dawn breaks

Saturday 22nd June 
1200hrs – Meet Brathay Hall, Ambleside
1300hrs – 1700hrs Massed Band event featuring sets from guest bands throughout the afternoon
Evening – Social event 

Rydal Cave

Rydal Cave is a large cavern on the north side of Loughrigg Fell, above Rydal Water. This famous lakeland beauty spot is actually man-made, as a result of slate quarrying.

Take the stepping stones through the shallow lake at the entrance (you may even see some small fish!) into the drier floor space inside the cave. Remeber to take your torch so you can see where you are stepping.

Loughrigg Fell

A varied walk taking in a beautiful tarn, views of the fells, and a grandstand view of Grasmere and Rydal water. Some road walking at the end.

recommendation for a low level walk

Got any ideas?

We want to hear from you! 

  • Do you have any Peak ideas?
  • Any interesting places to stay?
  • Are you Local and can help with any aspects of the weekend?  

Please let us know —>

Has someone from your band signed up?

Take a look at our map of represented bands —> 

We’d love to add your band to the list as well so take a look at what’s going on and get yourself signed up! 


Check out the Full list of bands here! 

Sign up now!

when you’re ready to sign up, click or scan the QR code and fill in your details

  • We need 1 form per attendee 
  • Please fill out as much infomation as possible