Ticket Prices for 2014
|Full Adult Weekend (inc general camping)||£119|
|11-15yr ticket (inc general camping)||£60|
|10 & under ticket (inc general camping)||Free|
|Emperors Field Adult||£30|
|Emperors Field 11-15yr||£15|
|Emperors Field 10 & under||Free|
|Thursday 10 & under||Free|
|Live in vehicle||£60|
Affordable luxury camping with Bell Tents, Tipis and Yurts available for hire HERE
*NEW for 2014* – Monthly payment plan
You can now purchase your tickets via a monthly payment plan.
This spreads the cost of your tickets throughout the year via a monthly automatic payment.
Click here to purchase your ticket for 2014 via the payment plan.
NOTE: Please direct any ticket related questions to the ticket company you purchased your tickets from on the below numbers.
Ticketline 0844 888 9991
Ticketmaster 0844 499 9999
See Tickets 0871 220 0260
Skiddle 0843 289 3333
Ticket Arena 0845 004 4405
Ticket Type information:
Full Adult Weekend Ticket:
- For anyone aged 16 and older.
- Includes access to Party, quiet and family areas of general camping.
Child 11-15 years:
- Age 11 to 15 Weekend Tickets must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 30.
- All teens (aged 11 to 15) MUST camp in the same area as their families.
- Teen Ticket holders (Age 11-15) are not allowed in the arena field unaccompanied after 10pm.
- ID will be checked at the gate and entry will be refused to those not accompanied by an adult aged 30 or older.
- Includes access to Party, quiet and family areas of general camping.
Child 10 years and Under:
- Children up to and including the age of 10 can attend free of charge but their parent or guardian must obtain a ticket for them and accompany them at all times.
- Includes access to Party, quiet and family areas of general camping.
NOTE: By purchasing a Child (age 10 & under) Ticket or a Teen (age 11-15) Ticket you are confirming that you are either the parent or legal guardian of the teen or child for whom you are purchasing.
Thursday Entry (in conjunction with a Weekend Ticket):
- We will be opening up the campsite a day early for all you keen festival goers to get in a day early!
- The main area does not open on the Thursday but the Village Green is a hive of food, drink, chit chat and our opening campfire ceremony and singalong.
- Children aged 10 or younger come in free but must be in possession of a free ‘Thursday Entry Child 10 and Under’ ticket.
- Emperors Filed camping requires an additional ticket to the full weekend ticket.
- Whats included: Parking field adjacent to camping, separate arena entrance, free hot showers, compost toilets, extra camping space, a quieter atmosphere after dark, dedicated caterers, free parking.
- Emperors fields is a two minute walk from the arena
- There is no access to Emperors fields for non emperors ticket holders
- Emperors Fields has a limited capacity and has sold out well in advance every year
- There are no live in vehicles allowed in Emperors
Live in vehicles:
- All Campervans, caravans, vans & trailer tents require a live in vehicle pass.
- The live in vehicle field is located separately from the general and Emperors Fields campsites
- Each ticket includes a pitch of 7m x 7m maximum
- All vehicles, cars and tents associated with each ticket must fit within that area
- There are no restrictions on friends with standard tickets visiting you in the live in vehicle field but they cannot camp
- Live in vehicle filed is located adjacent to the main campsite and approx 5 minutes walk from the arena
- Whats included: pitch, compost toilets, water point, chemical disposal point
- One pass required per vehicle
- Cheaper if purchased in advance.
Monthly Payment plan:
- This spreads the cost of your tickets over a number of months, dependant on when you purchase them.
- Once you’ve signed up to this an automatic payment is taken by Ticketline each month.
- Booking fees are charged with the first payment.
- Please note that the Face Value price of the tickets listed is only the initial payment and not the total amount you will be paying.
- We are only able to accept Mastercard or Visa for the payment plan and NOT Maestro, AMEX or Solo cards due to current regulations in force.
- All tickets are non transferable except by authorised agents
- In reaction to the secondary ticketing markets, that we believe fundamentally exploits customers, we have joined up to the Ticket Trust to allow customers to securely exchange tickets at face value.
- The Ticket Trust is the only platform authorised by Kendal Calling and the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) where ticket holders can re-sell their tickets.
As a gesture of goodwill and by way of thanks for continued support we will again be offering local residents tickets.
All residents qualifying for the local ticket offer will be sent a letter ahead of the festival that contains instructions on how to apply for their tickets.
If you have any queries please email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
OPENING TIMES / ENTRY
The festival site opens for camping at 12noon on Thursday 31st July (for Thursday Camping ticket holders only).
12noon – 11pm
Friday – Sunday
9am – 11pm
Opening times may change so please check back here nearer to the festival.
Entry to the festival is by advance ticket purchase only. No tickets will be available on the gates. Please see the ticket section on this website for full details of ticket types and where you can purchase them.
Age 11 to 15 Weekend Tickets must be accompanied by a Ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 30.
Also, all teens (aged 11 to 15) MUST camp in the same area as their families.
Teen Ticket holders (Age 11-15) are not allowed in the arena field unaccompanied after 10pm.
ID will be checked at the gate and entry will be refused to those not accompanied by an adult aged 30 or older.
Children up to and including the age of 10 can attend free of charge but you must obtain a ticket for them and you must accompany them at all times.
By purchasing a Child (age 10 & under) Ticket or a Teen (age 11-15) Ticket you are confirming that you are either the parent or legal guardian of the teen or child for whom you are purchasing.
Alcohol is allowed into the campsite. We ask that each person brings only a reasonable amount for themselves to enjoy (note – no glass bottles).
Glass is not permitted on site.
No private sound-systems or generators will be allowed onto site (that’s requested by the council in order to keep our licence).
Alcohol is not allowed to be taken into the arena. We apologise to those who think this is unfair however the festival is subsidised by the profits made from the bar and without it we simply would not be able to bring you all the great acts and entertainment on offer without drastically increasing the ticket price (which we don’t want to do!).
Security and stewards are on site to assure you have a safe weekend of fun and frolics.
DSLR cameras are permitted on site for personal use. Any press related photographers should contact our press team in advance of the event.
Kendal Calling is held at:
Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe (nr Penrith), Cumbria
There will be plenty of signs to the festival from all directions.
From the South (M6): All ticket holders: M6 Exit Junction 39 Turn L onto A6 at end of sliproad Turn R at T Junction to follow A6 North Keep on A6 through village of Shap Then, depending on your ticket type: Standard campsite ticket holders: Look out for the A6 passing underneath the Motorway Approx 1 mile after this turn L into the Lowther Estate Follow driveway to main car park
Campervans, Emperors Fields and The Deer Lodge ticket holders: For entrance to Emperors Fields, Campervans and The Deer Lodge please follow signs for All Camping.
From the North (M6): Standard campsite ticket holders: Continue on M6 to J39 and follow directions from South Campervans, Emperors Fields and The Deer Lodge ticket holders: For entrance to Emperors Fields, Campervans and The Deer Lodge please follow signs for All Camping.
The home of Kendal Calling is 25 minutes north of Kendal up the M6 and South down the A6 from Penrith. (yes, we’re aware it’s closer to Penrith than Kendal..!).
Penrith Station Shuttle Bus
Travel info for 2014 coming soon.
Life’s a journey – share it!
Why not consider car sharing to Kendal Calling this year?
With the average 100 mile car journey leading to over 20 kg of CO2 being produced, goCarShare has the potential to reduce the festival’s carbon footprint considerably.
It’s a great way to save money if you are driving and, as it is built around Facebook, you can see if your friends are going, find like-minded people to travel with, and check people out before agreeing to share.
‘By travelling in a full car, festival-goers carbon emissions become comparable to taking the train…… so it can make a real difference.’ (Source: DEFRA Report)
So if you’re driving, or need a lift, click add a journey below!
The journey between Penrith Railway station and Lowther Estate Office is of approximately 5 .5 miles, and would cost in the region of £14.25 in a Hackney Carriage. Additional luggage at 50p per piece and additional passengers (in excess of two) at 50p per person. If this was after 11.00pm it would be more expensive. Also if the driver gets stuck in traffic, waiting time beyond three minutes automatically adds to the fare on the meter. A full breakdown of the fares can be found here (doc).
Private hire operators are different as they do not have meters and do not have to follow a tariff – customers may only pre-book a private hire journey. A list of Private Hire operators can be found here (xls).
Manchester – 1 hour 30 mins
Newcastle – 1 hour 30 mins
Leeds – 2 hours
Liverpool – 2 hours
Edinburgh – 2 hours 25 mins
The nearest train station to the festival site is Penrith, which is a ten minute car journey from the site.
Shuttle bus service will run from the station to the festival site. Tickets will be available in advance of the show and on the day.
Our car park is adjacent to the campsite, however the later you arrive the further away you will have to park!
To encourage people to share vehicles and reduce the impact of cars on the Deer Park we have a small charge for parking. Each vehicle will need a £6 advance parking ticket or £10 on the day parking ticket which can be purchased on entry to the site car park.
Once parked you will not be able to leave the car park and return. We have a pickup and drop off point for those people only giving someone a lift – please follow the pick up and drop off road signs.
Nearby places of interest
The Lake District is home to some of England’s finest scenery and a fine place for those of us with a more active persona. If you fancy making more of your trip to Kendal Calling then we say Go Lakes is well worth the visit.
In a nutshell Kendal Calling has 4 campsite areas adjacent to the arena:
- Traditional festival camping – consisting of Party (loud) camp, Quiet camp (keep the noise down after the main stage headliners) & family camping (as it says on the tin)
- Emperors Fields (For those after a few more comforts. This is a quiet area, ideal for families).
- Campervan field (this is a separate field for live-in vehicles)
- The Deer Lodge (affordable luxury camping with Bell Tents, Tipis and Yurts available for hire) click here for more info and to purchase.
- When a ticket is purchased there is an option to select the camping area that you wish to camp in.
- Quiet & Family Camping section is included within the weekend ticket price.
- Emperors Fields Camping requires an additional ticket at £30 per Adult, £15 for 11-15 and FREE for 10 and under
- The Deer Lodge accommodation must be booked in advance.
- Campervans, Caravans, sleep in vans and trailer tents must have a live-in vehicle ticket. All live-in vehicles will be in a separate field. Please note: this is not in Emperors Fields. Pitches are 7m x 7m maximum. If you are bringing a larger vehicle than the allocated space per pitch you will need an extra live-in vehicle pass.
- All additional camping tickets for Emperors Fields, The Lodge and Live in vehicles are limited and must be purchased in advance through Ticketline.
- Please do not bring any gazebos with you – we just don’t have the space!
On site facilities
- Cash machine
- Phone Charging
- General Store – Vitals such as milk, toothpaste, water, toilet roll
- Lockers – Available on site to keep your valuables safe
- Showers – Available for a small cost in the general campsite
- Food – Various traders offering cuisine from around the world
- Drink – A wide selection of bars offering everything from real ales to cocktails
- Info tent – Open throughout the weekend
Respect the deer…
Kendal Calling takes place in a 1000 year old Deer Park. The park is home to a herd of Deer who were originally a present from the King (Edward? Henry? Harry? Answers on a postcard…) We are thrilled that we have the opportunity to host the event in such an outstanding natural setting however we need your help to assure that we can have a future on this site without affecting the Deer and wildlife who’s home it is the rest of the year. This ensures the future of the festival at such an amazing location.
So with that said, please adhere to these rules
NO GLASS of any kind is allowed in the Deer Park as smashed glass does not mix well with Deer and hoofs.
We ask you please DO NOT climb any trees. They are in the most part ancient and protected creatures!
The Lake District is a beautiful place. Green fields and untouched landscapes are what make it so breathtaking. It is not acceptable to litter and abandon possessions while you are in Lowther Deer Park. We all want to have a magical time in wonderful surroundings and that involves each person taking responsibility for their own mess.
We will be supplying many more bins within the arena and campsite this year and we are massively increasing the amount of people working to keep the site clean. Please work with them to keep the site clean… many hands make light work as they say.
Please be sure to take your tents with you at the end of the weekend. Vandalism and littering are not the nature of our event and will not be tolerated.
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS FOR THE ACCESSIBLE FACILITIES 2014 WILL CLOSE AT 18:00PM THURSDAY 18TH JULY. THIS ALLOWS FOR THE FESTIVAL ORGANISERS TO ACCOMMODATE ALL REQUESTS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR ARRIVAL.
Kendal Calling work closely with Attitude is Everything to provide an event site which is accessible.
Contact details for all access enquiries:
If you would like more information on the access facilities at the event or to get in touch please email email@example.com or write to us at: Kendal Calling Access, 3rd Floor, North Square, 11-13 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1JU.
Alternative formats available:
This access information is downloadable as a PDF or a word document here.
We also have alternative formats of the access information available upon request. Please contact us if you require this info in an alternative format.
Access around the site:
The festival is held at the Lowther Deer Park, Cumbria. The land is ancient woodland and farm land. The ground is grass and some areas that are uneven. There is a tarmac road running through the middle of the Main Arena. The Main Arena has a number of small hills inside its perimeter. There is a gravel road that runs around the edge of the Accessible Campsite. The accessible car park is located within the accessible campsite. The ground leading from the accessible car park and campsite to the Main Arena entrance consists of gravel road and grass. The distance is approximately 400 metres. The Main Arena is 300 metres from the main gate to the furthest perimeter edge.
Bookable access facilities:
The following access facilities need to be pre-booked using the Access Requirement form. This form and the required evidence must be sent to us once you have purchased a ticket.
Download the Access Requirement form. Please return the form to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can accommodate your access requirements where-ever possible.
1) 2 for 1 tickets for personal assistants
We provide a 2:1 ticket scheme for individuals who would be unable to attend our events without bringing a personal assistant. Once you have brought a full price ticket, please fill in the access requirement form and provide us with a form of evidence as listed on the form in order to receive your personal assistant ticket.
2) Accessible Parking Pass
An accessible car park is located within the accessible campsite perimeter. Customers are allowed to park their cars near to their tent in a designated car park, but not directly next to their tent.
3) Viewing Platform Wristband
A viewing platform with a stewarded accessible toilet is located near the stage in the Main Arena. In order to gain access to the viewing platform, you need a viewing platform wristband. This also comes with a lanyard that can be worn by a personal assistant or companion so that they can join you on the platform.
4) Accessible Camping Wristband
On arrival Thursday and Friday, there will be an Access Information Point in the accessible campsite where customers can collect further information on access within the festival site. It is also here that additional pre agreed wristbands can be collected.
The accessible campsite will be cordoned off from general camping. There will be a number of accessible toilets and showers. The accessible campsite will include a covered, 24-hour charging point for power chair batteries. Please assist us with planning by letting us know if you intend to use this service when completing Section 5 of the Access Requirement Form. Customers are free to leave batteries and chairs in this area overnight at their own risk. This service is not stewarded.
Near to the access campsite there are village services (bar, concessions, information point and welfare).
There will be a stewarded accessible toilet located beside the viewing platform in the Main Arena. A viewing platform wristband is required to gain access to this toilet. There will be other non-stewarded accessible toilets in the Main Arena. There will be accessible toilets within the accessible campsite.
We welcome assistance dogs onto the site. There will be an area provided for toileting and drinking.
There will be general warning signs around the Main Arena if strobe lighting will be used. Due to the nature of the artists it is likely that strobe lighting will be used throughout the performances. There will not be warning immediately before a period of strobe lighting.
There will be a First Aid tent located in the Main Arena. This will be visible within the Main Arena. There will also be Medics and First Aiders on patrol around the event. If you require more information, please get in touch.
How do I get my tickets?
Head over to our ticket page HERE
Tickets have not arrived yet, what do I do?
With queries relating to your tickets please contact the ticket agency you purchased them from.
Are Caravans / Campervans allowed in the camping field?
There is separate field for campervans and caravans and an additional live-in vehicle ticket is needed for each vehicle.
Can I bring a gazebo?
Please don’t bring a gazebo as you will be taking up space from your fellow festival goers
Is there free water in the camping fields?
Yes, and water bottles are available in the main arena.
Which brands of lager, cider and wine are available?
WE have a great selection with everything from real ales to cocktails across various bars around the site.
Kendal Calling’s real ale festival features lots of different ale’s from breweries in the Lake District and even our own ale – Kendale!
Is there any room on the bill left for musical artists?
Yes applications are now open HERE
What about performance artists and art instillation ideas?
Again, yes – here’s the link!
How do I get back and forth to the festival?
There are numerous methods including trains to Penrith and then our shuttle bus. Check the travel section of the information page.
Do you have a Kendal Calling Play-list?
We have an official Spotify application with playlist from previous years HERE
Will you be doing any day tickets this year?
Does the weekend pass include Thursday night?
Unfortunately not. You need to purchase a separate ticket for the Thursday night at the price of £10 for a whole extra night of partying in the fields with your friends.
How much are weekend tickets?
Full prices for all tickets are available on the information page under the ticketing section.
Can you have fires on site?
There will be BBQ places but no fires.
Can we bring camping stoves?
Where can I find out about Kendal Calling announcements?
Visit the news section on the website
Follow us on twitter
Join us on facebook
Sign up to our newsletter below.
Where can I watch previous videos from Kendal Calling?
Head over to the media page, HERE
Will there be a cash machine on site?
We’re happy to say we have ATM cash machines on site. We’d still recommend bringing enough money for the weekend though as even a few minutes wasted queuing for cash is a few minutes wasted from a blinding weekend.
My child is 10 at time of ticket purchase but 11 at the time of the festival, which ticket does he/she need?
The child will need an 11-15 ticket. The ticket age bracket is based on the age of child at the time of the festival, NOT when purchasing tickets.
Will there be somewhere I can buy vitals like milk and Toilet Roll?
Our General Store will stock all the sorts of festival vitals that we’ve learnt you can’t do without.
Can I bring my own sound system into Kendal Calling?
It is a condition of us gaining our licence no private sound-systems or generators will be allowed onto the festival site.
Will it cost me to park at Kendal Calling?
To encourage people to share vehicles and reduce the impact of cars on the Deer Park we have a small charge for parking. Each vehicle will need a £6 parking ticket which can be purchased on entry to the site car park. Parking will be £10 on the door.
Kendal Calling is held at: Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, CA10 2HT The home of Kendal Calling is 25 minutes north of Kendal up the M6 and South down the A6 from Penrith. (yes, we’re aware it’s closer to Penrith than Kendal..!)
Are there any more acts to be announced?
The full line up for 2014 is still to be announced. To be the first to hear about it sign up for our newsletter.
What time does the campsite open?
The campsite is open to all ticket holders at 9am on Friday 1st August. For those who have a Thursday ticket the campsite will be open from 12noon on the Thursday 31st July.
Is there a limit on the amount of alcohol I can bring?
We allow weekend campers to bring a reasonable amount of alcohol onto the campsite (enough for one person to consume).
Can we take alcohol into the arena?
Alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the arena as we have arranged some awesome bars for you to drink from. Plus it keeps ticket prices low. This year there will also be a late bar in the campsite area which will be open after the arena shuts.
Can we have a pass out from the festival if we needed to go off site over the weekend?
I’m sorry but as with most festivals we operate a no pass out system. Please bring everything you need for the weekend. You have a General Store selling essentials, a cash machine onsite, and plenty of food traders and bars so you will never go hungry or thirsty! If you have booked accommodation out of the festival then please contact email@example.com to arrange a pass out for extenuating circumstances.
Can I bring a dog?
Due to the delicate wildlife in the park Dogs are not allowed at the event except guide dogs.
Will there be searches on entry?
As part of our license agreement our security team undertake targeted searches of people they may suspect to have weapons, stolen items or controlled substances.
This is done for the safety and protection of all. Searches are done as in-obtrusively as possible and only with due cause.
Whats your Drug policy?
The festival operates a zero-tolerance policy to drugs. The laws of the land are as relevant within the festival field as anywhere else.
Is it safe for kids?
The festival is a safe and family friendly festival. We have a dedicated kids area and the Emperors Fields campsite we suggest to families as it is smaller in size and has all the facilities in one place. However we must be clear kids remain the responsibility of their parents & guardians and not the festival.
Will there be compost toilets?
Yes we’re pleased to welcome back Poo-topia who will be returning with more of their eco-friendly compost toilets.
Why can’t I take my own beer into the arena?
Alcohol is not allowed to be taken into the arena. We apologise to those who think this is unfair however the festival is subsidized by the profits made from the bar and without it we simply would not be able to bring you all the great acts and entertainment on offer without drastically increasing the ticket price (which we don’t want to do!).
Do you recycle the rubbish?
We employ litter picking contractors who work to recycle the most they can from the waste coming from site. Please help us be greener by reducing the waste you create.
Can I charge my mobile?
You sure can we have a phone charging station on site.
Can we have campfires?
Campfires are prohibited by license but we will have a nice campfire in the Village Green for everyone to gather round.
What are the bar prices?
Bar prices haven’t been confirmed for 2014, but as always we try to keep the bar prices in line with other festivals and offer our festival-goers good value.
What if I lose something?
Please report to our stewards at The Campsite Managers office situated in the Village Green area of the campsite.
What time can I stay at the festival until?
The campsite will close at 2pm on Monday 4th August.
Can my friends pitch a tent next to my vehicle in the live-in vehicle field?
No only Live in vehicles are allowed in the pitches provided.
What does the Emperors Field tickets entitle us to?
Parking field adjacent to camping, separate arena entrance, free hot showers, compost toilets, extra camping space, a quieter atmosphere after dark, dedicated caterers, free parking.
What is in the Live-In Vehicle field?
7 meter x 7 meter pitch, compost toilets, water point, chemical disposal point and some lovely food outlets.
Can I bring my DSLR camera?
You sure can, get snapping and send us any classic pics you take!
Can I visit friends in Emperors Fields with my general camping ticket?
Afraid not but they can come and visit you in general camping.
How far are all the camping sites from the area?
All campsites surround the arena and are no more then 5 minutes walk, we built it that way as we like things small and cosy.
How many live-in tickets do I need?
One ticket is required per vehicle and it’s upto you how many people you fit into your abode. A full weekend camping ticket is also required for each person coming to the event.
What time do the headliners finish?
Our mains stage closes at 11pm, at which point we have lots of late night venues to explore until 3am
Can I buy Kendal Calling merchandise?
You sure can head over to our online shop for lots of Kendal Calling goodies HERE
Will there be lockers?
Yep plenty of them to keep your valuable safe
What is the last time we can arrive by?
Our box offices close at 11pm
What ID do you accept?
We accept Driving licenses, provisional or full, Passports and Citizenship cards as forms of ID.