Information

TICKET INFO

***NOTE ONLY TICKETS STILL ON SALE ARE:

Thursday early entry (inc Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club) - Available HERE

Club Class – Luxury pamper area (inc toilets, showers, GHD’s & more) – Available HERE

Shuttle Bus - Available HERE & on the day.

Car Parking - Available HERE & on the day.

 

THURSDAY ENTRY (in conjunction with a Weekend Ticket):

Already picked up your Kendal Calling ticket? Remember, limited Thursday entry tickets are on sale now. Join us for an extra night, with Craig Charles’ Funk & Soul Club, Chai Wallahs and more starting the weekend in a big way! E-Tickets are available HERE for just £15.

CLUB CLASS – AVAILABLE NOW!

New for 2014. Tired of roughing it at festivals? Fancy access to a pamper area, toilets that flush like back at home, hot showers, GHD’s and hair dryers?

Check out the full details and you can have all this for just £30 per person (one pass required for each person regardless of age). FULL DETAILS HERE

 

Full Adult Weekend (Earlybird)£115 (SOLD OUT)
Full Adult Weekend (Second Release)£119 (SOLD OUT)
Full Adult Weekend (Final Release)£129 (SOLD OUT)
10 & under ticket (Final Release)NOW SOLD OUT
11- 15 yrs ticket (Final release)NOW SOLD OUT
Emperors Field AdultSOLD OUT
Emperors Field 11-15yrSOLD OUT
Emperors Field 10 & underSOLD OUT
Thursday Adult£15
Thursday 11-15yr£15
Thursday 10 & underFree
Car Park£6
Live in vehicleSOLD OUT

Deer Lodge – Sold Out

Affordable luxury camping with Bell Tents, Tipis and Yurts available to view HERE

 

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 Wolf Woods, Great Home, The Shire, 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 Wolf Woods, Great Home, The Shire, Quiet and Family areas of general camping.

Child 10 years and under:

  • There are a limited amount of tickets for children up to and including the age of 10 to attend free of charge but their parent or guardian must obtain a ticket for them and accompany them at all times. The final release of under 11 tickets will be £30.
  • Includes access to Wolf Woods, Great Home, The Shire, 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!
  • New for 2014. Thursday evening the arena will be open from 5pm to Midnight with Real Ale bar, Craig Charls Funk and Soul Club & Chai Wallah’s buzzing with entertainment.
  • Children aged 10 or younger come in free but must be in possession of a free ‘Thursday entry child 10 and under’ ticket.
  • Car parking tickets allow parking on thursday.

 Emperors Fields:

  • Emperors Fields 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 Fields.

Live in vehicles:

  • All Campervans, caravans, vans & trailer tents require a live in vehicle pass.
  • Live in vehicles requires an additional ticket to the full weekend ticket.
  • 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.

Car Parking:

  • One pass required per vehicle.
  • Includes thursday to monday parking.
  • Cheaper if purchased in advance.
  • £6 in advance / £10 on the day. Available HERE

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.

Exchanging Tickets:

  • 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.
  • Use of the Ticket Trust platform website constitutes acceptance of the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy contained on their website.

Residents passes

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 residents@kendalcalling.com

Tickets FAQ

HOW DO I GET MY TICKETS?

Head over to our ticket page HERE

WILL YOU BE DOING ANY DAY TICKETS THIS YEAR?

No sorry.

HOW MUCH ARE WEEKEND TICKETS?

Full prices for all tickets are available on the information page under the ticketing section.

TICKETS HAVE NOT ARRIVED YET, WHAT DO I DO?

With queries relating to your tickets please contact the ticket agency you purchased them from.

DOES THE WEEKEND PASS INCLUDE THURSDAY NIGHT?

Unfortunately not. You need to purchase a separate ticket for the Thursday night at the price of £15 for a whole extra night of partying in the fields with your friends. Weekend tickets include Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

Thursday tickets are still available HERE

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.

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.

OPENING TIMES / ENTRY

Thursday:

The festival site opens for camping at 9am on Thursday 31st July (for Thursday Camping ticket holders only).

9am – 11pm

Friday – Sunday

9am – 11pm

Entry will no be allowed outside of these times so please plan your journey accordingly.

Entry Rules:

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 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.

There are limited free tickets for children up to and including the age of 10 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.

 

Here is an easy guide to what you can and can’t bring into the fields!

Items

Campsite

Arena

Aerosols

x

Alcohol (No glass)

x

Animals  (Except Assistance Dogs)

x

x

Audio/Visual recording Equipment

Barbeques (disposable)

x

Blowtorches

x

x

Chinese Lanterns

x

x

Campfires

x

x

Cans

x

Children under 16 (unsupervised)

x

x

Fireworks

x

x

Flares

x

x

Glass

x

x

Compact Mirrors

x

Bottles of perfume / aftershave

x

Gazebos

x

x

Gas stoves (Single Burner)

✔ 150ml canisters

x

Illegal substances

x

x

Knives for cooking

x

Small Hammers (pitching tents)

x

Soft drinks

✔ (sealed plastic bottles only)

Weapons

x

x

Drugs including legal highs

x

x

Liquid fuels (solid firelighters allowed)

x

x

Open Times/ Entry FAQ

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 9am on the Thursday 31st July.

WHAT IS THE LAST TIME WE CAN ARRIVE BY?

Our box offices close at 11pm

WHAT TIME CAN I STAY AT THE FESTIVAL UNTIL?

The campsite will close at 2pm on Monday 4th August.

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.

WHAT ID DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept Driving licenses, provisional or full, Passports and Citizenship cards as forms of ID.

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!

TRAVEL

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KENDAL CALLING IS HELD AT:

Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe (nr Penrith), Cumbria, CA10 3DY

BY VIRGIN TRAINS

Listen, we know it might be tempting but DONT drive this year… the Deers at Lowther Park would much prefer you didn’t and Virgin Trains are on board as the official travel partner to give you, yes you, a whopping 25% discount off your Virgin Trains Advance Fare ticket (along with a few exciting surprises along the way). Psssst don’t forget: the 25% discount only applies to the Virgin Trains element of the journey.

Get the best fare and BOOK your ticket now Click HERE

PENRITH STATION SHUTTLE BUS

Kendal Calling is at Lowther Deer Park so just 15 minutes on the dedicated shuttle bus from Penrith Railway Station to the festival.

Penrith to The Festival

Thursday 10am – 6:30pm

Friday 7am – 7pm

The Festival to Penrith

Monday 5:30am – 12noon

Return tickets are £10 and available HERE

 

FROM LONDON (VIRGIN TRAINS) EUSTON TO PENRITH NORTH LAKES– 3 HOURS, TRAINS LEAVE EVERY 30 MINS

FROM BIRMINGHAM NEW STREET (VIRGIN TRAINS) TO PENRITH NORTH LAKES – 2 HOURS 31 MINUTES, TRAINS LEAVE EVERY HOUR

GLASGOW/EDINBURGH (VIRGIN TRAINS) TO PENRITH NORTH LAKES – 1 HOUR 21 MINUTES (GLASGOW) 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES (EDINBURGH), TRAINS LEAVE EVERY HOUR

MANCHESTER & NORTH WEST (VIRGIN TRAINS) TO PENRITH NORTH LAKES – REGULAR TRAINS AVAILABLE

TAXIS

The short journey between Penrith Railway station and Lowther Estate Office is of approximately 5 .5 miles, and typically costs 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). 

CAR SHARE

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!

Add a journey

BY CAR

Okay so if you really must drive there will be plenty of signs for the festival from all directions.

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..!).

Click here for an exact pinpoint in Google maps

DRIVE TIMES

Manchester – 1 hour 30 mins (48 mins with Virgin Trains from Preston)

Newcastle – 1 hour 30 mins

Leeds – 2 hours

Liverpool – 2 hours (48 mins with Virgin Trains from Preston)

Edinburgh – 2 hours 25 mins (1 hour 21 mins with Virgin Trains)

TRAINS

The nearest train station to the festival site is Penrith which is a ten minute taxi journey from the site. A shuttle bus service will run from the station to the festival site. Virgin Trains operate a lightning fast service from Scotland, Birmingham, and London direct with hourly services and Manchester & North West when changing at Preston or Crewe.

LONDON/SOUTH ENGLAND

Virgin Trains from London Euston to Penrith North Lakes– 3 hours

WEST MIDLANDS

Virgin Trains from Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes – 2 hours 31 minutes, trains leave every hour

SCOTLAND

Virgin Trains from Glasgow/Edinburgh to Penrith North Lakes – 1 hour 21 minutes/1 hour 30 minutes, trains leave every hour

NORTH WEST

Virgin Trains from Preston to Penrith North Lakes – 48 minutes

PARKING

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.

Tickets are available HERE

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.

Travel FAQ

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.

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. Tickets are available HERE

WHERE IS KENDAL CALLING?

Kendal Calling is held at:
Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, CA10 2DY. 
The home of Kendal Calling is 25 minutes north of Kendal up the M6 and South down the A6 from Penrith. (yes, we know it’s closer to Penrith than Kendal ;)

CAN WE PARK OUR CAR NEXT TO OUR TENT?

Unfortunately not, we need all the room for your fellow festival goers. You will need to park your car and carry your camping gear to your pitch – don’t worry though, its not far to walk.

CAMPING

In a nutshell Kendal Calling has 4 campsite areas adjacent to the arena:

  • Traditional festival camping – consisting of Wolf Woods (closest to the area so loudest & latests), Great Home & The Shire (general camping), 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.
  • Club Class camping upgrade - Features luxury showers, toilets and pamper facilities. Tickets for full weekend unrestricted access are HERE and priced at £30.

Please note:

  • Wolf Woods, Great Home, The Shire, Quiet & Family Camping sections are included within the standard 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 Deer Lodge and Live in vehicles are all now sold out.
  • Please do not bring any gazebos with you – we just don’t have the space!
  • For all campsites excluding Deer Lodge spaces are on a first come first serve basis.

On site facilities

  • Cash machine
  • Phone Charging -
  • General Store – Vitals such as milk, toothpaste, water, toilet roll
  • Safe storage – Available on site at the Village Green to keep your valuables safe. £10 per rucksack / £15 big bag
  • 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 in the Village Green

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!

Rubbish

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. It’s a myth that they get collected by Charity, they don’t. It’s also worth remembering that every last piece of litter is hand picked form the site. Vandalism and littering are not the nature of our event and will not be tolerated, please help us spread this message to all revellers.

Camping FAQ

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 MY FRIENDS PITCH A TENT NEXT TO MY VEHICLE IN THE LIVE-IN VEHICLE FIELD?

Yes, as long as you do not exceed you pitch of 7x7m.

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.

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.

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.

ARE THERE SHOWERS IN THE GENERAL CAMPSITE?

We have teamed up with Club Class events to offer a luxury camping upgrade ticket that includes showers, luxury toilets in the campsite and a pamper area. Simply head HERE for more details and to purchase the upgrade.

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.

CAN YOU A BBQ ON SITE?

No fires are not allowed. BBQ’s can be used in the fire lanes.

CAN WE BRING CAMPING STOVES?

Yes

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.

 

ACCESSIBILITY

WE REQUEST THAT ACCESS FORMS ARE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY JUNE 20TH TO ASSIST WITH PLANNING AS THE FESTIVAL IS NOW SOLD OUT.

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 access@kendalcalling.com or write to us at: Kendal Calling Access, Office 102, 111 Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2HX.

ALTERNATIVE FORMATS AVAILABLE:

This access information is downloadable as a word document HERE and PDF 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 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 access@kendalcalling.com so we can accommodate your access requirements where-ever possible.

 

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 Accessible Campsite there are village services (bar, concessions, information point and welfare).

ACCESSIBLE TOILETS:

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.

ASSISTANCE DOGS:

We welcome assistance dogs onto the site. There will be an area provided for toileting and drinking.

STROBE LIGHTING:

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.

MEDICAL SERVICES:

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.

GENERAL FAQ

Alcohol

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 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.

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.

Onsite Facilities

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.

WILL THERE BE SOMEWHERE I CAN BUY VITALS LIKE MILK AND TOILET ROLL?

Our General Store in the Village Green will stock all the sorts of festival vitals that we’ve learnt you can’t do without.

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.

CAN I CHARGE MY MOBILE?

You sure can we have a phone charging station on site.

WILL THERE BE LOCKERS?

Yep plenty of them to keep your valuable safe, located in the Village Green

Miscellaneous

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.

ARE THERE ANY MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED?

The full line up for 2014 is has now ben announced and you can view it on our line up page.

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

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 with everything from mothers and babies tent to workshops for teens and all ages. As part of the standard ticket we have a dedicated Family Campsite. As well as that we recommend the Emperors Fields campsite to families as it is smaller in size and has all the facilities in one place. However we must remind all that kids remain the responsibility of their parents & guardians and not the festival.

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. Think about bringing less packaging and non essentials with you when you pack for the weekend.

WHAT IF I LOSE SOMETHING?

The info point is the place to report any lost property. Overnight (9pm to 9am) it’s looked after by the campsite manager who’s office is also in the Village Green.

CAN I BRING MY DSLR CAMERA?

You sure can, get snapping and send us any classic pics you take! If you are taking photos for press related please contact our PR team in advance.

CAN I BRING A DOG?

Due to the delicate wildlife in the park Dogs are not allowed at the event except guide dogs.

Gearing up for Kendal Calling 2014

DO YOU HAVE A KENDAL CALLING PLAY-LIST?

We have an official Spotify application with playlist from previous years HERE

WHERE CAN I WATCH PREVIOUS VIDEOS FROM KENDAL CALLING?

Head over to the media page, HERE

CAN I BUY KENDAL CALLING MERCHANDISE?

You sure can head over to our online shop for lots of Kendal Calling goodies HERE

IS THERE ANY ROOM ON THE BILL LEFT FOR MUSICAL ARTISTS?

No, applications are closed for this year. Check back in September and apply via our online form.

WHAT ABOUT PERFORMANCE ARTISTS AND ART INSTILLATION IDEAS?

We’d love to hear from you for next year, check back in September and fill in our online form.

WHERE CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT KENDAL CALLING ANNOUNCEMENTS?

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