A MUSICIAN from Kendal is teaming up with a festival celebrating the county’s musical talents .

Former Wild Beast member Hayden Thorpe will headline Aerial on October 9 for a day and night of events at The Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, to mark the release of his new album Moondust For My Diamond.

It will be the first public airing of tracks from his second album- to be released by Domino Records on October 15 - backed by a full band.

The event is an opportunity to experience new work from artists who are inspired in some small way by the natural, cultural or social history of Cumbria and the Lake District.

And Kendal brewery Gan Yam is even brewing a beer to coincide with the album launch.

Sam Hunt from Aerial said: “Aerial is a festival that uses Cumbria as a starting point, asking if the unique cultural, natural and social history could in some way act as inspiration for artists.

"Hayden really personifies this and collaborating with him is a great opportunity to platform the extraordinary talent who have deep connections to this place, it really feels like something special is happening at the moment and we want to celebrate that.”

Hayden Thorpe said: “There’s an alchemy between the famously understated Cumbrian people and their extraordinary landscape that lends itself to making things. "

"Aerial festival and myself share in a firm belief that servitude to this remarkable corner of the world feels quite radical in its own simple way.”

The event will run from 2pm until 1am, with free events running through the afternoon and tickets required for evening performances.

And the afternoon will feature a public debate led by young people from the area in partnership with Great Place Lakes and Dales, asking ‘what kind of place do we want to live in? Before the evening is rounded off with a sound system from BUMS (Barrow Underground Music Society) head-to-head with Kendal’s electronic artist Sierre.

Tickets are available for £15 online at the Brewery Arts Centre.