• Best Medium Festival 2013 & 2016 Best Small Festival 2010 & 2011, Best Toilets 2015!

  • "Amazing setting, lovely people, great mix of music & a real ale tent right next to where I was DJing!"  - Mr Scruff

  • "Kendal Calling is the best small festival in anywhere and everywhere!"  - Seasick Steve

  • "I loved Kendal Calling!"  - Mark Chadwick, The Levellers

  • "It's like Glastonbury at its best!! Happy beautiful people from the north. Long live Kendal Calling!"  - Doves

  • "Kendal Calling is loved as much for its breathtaking setting in rolling green fields as for its top-notch lineup"  - Sunday Times

  • "It's unlike any other festival. One of the highlights of summer!"  - The Charlatans

  • "Run to the hills for this small, family-friendly indie-dance festival. Small but beautifully formed"  - The Independent

OPENING TIMES / ENTRY

THURSDAY:

The festival site opens for camping at 9am on Thursday 26th July (for Thursday Camping ticket holders only. Thursday tickets valid in conjunction with a full weekend ticket).

Gate opening times: 9am – 11pm

FRIDAY – SUNDAY

Gate opening times: Friday 9am – 11pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 9pm

Entry will not 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 a limited amount of tickets for children up to and including the age of 5 to attend free of charge but their parent or guardian must obtain a ticket for them and accompany them at ALL times.

By purchasing a Child (age 6-10) Ticket, Infant (5 & 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.

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 / Portable toilets

x

x

Gas stoves (Single Burner)

✓ 230g 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 new psychoactive substances, Poppers and Nitrous Oxide

x

x

Liquid fuels (solid firelighters allowed)

x

x

Selfie Sticks x x

OPEN TIMES/ ENTRY FAQ

WHAT TIME DOES THE CAMPSITE OPEN?

The campsite is open to all ticket holders at 9am on Friday 27th July. For those who have a Thursday ticket the campsite will be open from 9am on the Thursday 26th July.

WHAT IS THE LAST TIME WE CAN ARRIVE BY?

You can arrive until 11pm Thursday and Friday and until 9pm Saturday and Sunday.

WHAT TIME CAN I STAY AT THE FESTIVAL UNTIL?

The campsite will close at 2pm on Monday 30th July.

WILL THERE BE SEARCHES ON ENTRY?

As part of our license agreement our security team undertake general searches.

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?

We 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 do need to leave the festival over the weekend please email us and let us know and we can issue you a pass out to collect upon your exit from the festival so you will have no problems on re-entry.