• "Beautifully brilliant... one to remember"  - Manchester Evening News

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

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

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

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

  • "Small, perfectly formed and serving up a wealth of old-fashioned hospitality"  - The Telegraph

  • "One of the UK’s most picturesque festivals..."  - The Guardian

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

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

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

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

Flick through our handy guide below, detailing which ticket types there are at the festival. As Kendal Calling is on for the weekend, we don’t do day tickets – so why not join us for the full weekend instead!

weekend tickets

  • Adult Weekend
  • Teen 11 – 15 years weekend
  • Child 6 – 10 years weekend
  • Infant 5 and under weekend

All customers must have 1 of the above tickets to enter the festival site. Weekend tickets valid from 9AM Friday 31st July 2020. You can purchase weekend tickets HERE

Weekend ticket FAQ’s

Adult weekend tickets are for anyone aged 16 and older.

All weekend tickets includes access to our standard camping; Wolf Woods, Great Holme, The Shire, Haye Parks, Saddleback View / Family Campsite.

Weekend tickets don’t include Thursday entry, you would need a Thursday entry ticket alongside your weekend ticket to join us from the Thursday.

Children should be within the age category at the time of the festival not at the time of purchase.

Age 11 to 15 weekend tickets must be accompanied by a ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 30 and MUST camp in the same area as their families or guardians. ID will be checked at the gate and entry will be refused to those not accompanied by an adult.

Teen ticket holders (Age 11-15) are not allowed in the arena field unaccompanied after 10pm.

Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian at ALL times.

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.

NOTE: By purchasing an infant ticket you are confirming that you are either the parent or legal guardian.

thursday tickets

  • Adult Thursday
  • Teen 11 – 15 Thursday
  • Child 6 – 10 Thursday
  • Infant 5 and Under Thursday

Thursday tickets allow entry from 9AM Thursday 30th July 2020. You can purchase Thursday entry tickets HERE

Thursday ticket FAQ’s

Thursday tickets are only valid in conjunction with a weekend ticket.

The campsite is open a day early for all you keen festival goers.

The Thursday ticket upgrades any additional tickets you have bought to be available a day early e.g. car parking, boutique camping, Tangerine Fields, Soap Opera etc.

emperor’s fields tickets – sold out!

  • Adult Emperor’s Fields
  • Teen 11-15 Emperor’s Fields
  • Child 6 – 10 Emperor’s Fields
  • Infant 5 and Under Emperor’s Fields*

Emperor’s Fields tickets are now sold out for 2020.

Emperor’s Fields tickets FAQ’s

What’s included: Parking field adjacent to camping, separate arena entrance, free hot showers, compost toilets, extra camping space.

Few minutes walk to the arena.

No access to non-Emperor’s Fields customers.

There are no live-in vehicles allowed in Emperor’s Fields.

Emperor’s Fields is split into three sections which can be chosen on arrival; Late Night Owls, Early Risers and Family Fun.

*NOTE: By purchasing an Infant Ticket you are confirming that you are either the parent or legal guardian of the child for whom you are purchasing.

Free parking passes are added to your basket automatically when purchasing Emperor’s Field tickets, 1 car park per 4 adult tickets.

Additional Emperor’s Field Car Parking tickets can only be purchased at the same time as your Emperors Field Adult tickets.

Please note that you will only be able to park in the Emperor’s Field Car Park if in possession of an Adult Emperor’s Field ticket – no exceptions!

Please note that Emperors Field Tickets do NOT include entry into the festival. Each person will also need to be in possession of a Full Weekend Festival Ticket.

GREAT PLAINS tickets

  • Adult Great Plains
  • Teen 11-15 Great Plains
  • Child 6 – 10 Great Plains
  • Infant 5 and Under Emperor’s Fields*

Great Plains tickets FAQ’s

What’s included: Parking field adjacent to camping, separate arena entrance, free hot showers, compost toilets, extra camping space.

A short 5 minute walk up to the arena.

No access to non-Great Plains customers.

There are no live in vehicles allowed in Great Plains.

If you have a Thursday entry ticket in conjunction with your full weekend ticket, this allows you to arrive from Thursday.

*NOTE: By purchasing an Infant Ticket you are confirming that you are either the parent or legal guardian of the child for whom you are purchasing.

Free parking passes are added to your basket automatically when purchasing Great Plains tickets, 1 car park per order.

Additional Great Plains Car Parking tickets can only be purchased at the same time as your Great Plains Adult tickets.

Please note that you will only be able to park in the Great Plains Car Park if in possession of an Adult Great Plains ticket – no exceptions!

Please note that Great Plains Tickets do NOT include entry into the festival. Each person will also need to be in possession of a Full Weekend Festival Ticket.

car park tickets

One pass required per vehicle. This is valid for parking over the weekend, if you have a Thursday ticket this will also be available from the Thursday.

Cheaper if purchased in advance. You will be sent a car park hanger in advance which acts as your ticket and will allow you to be processed faster onsite. This must be displayed.

You an book car parking tickets HERE

LIVE-IN VEHICLE TICKETS – TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT

Live-in vehicle tickets are temporarily sold out, sign-up to our 2020 waiting list to be one of the first to hear when more will become available HERE

Live-in vehicle FAQ’s

These are 1 per vehicle not 1 per person.

All campervans, caravans, vans and trailer tents require a live-in vehicle pass.

Unsuitable vehicles, such as unconverted vans & cars will not be allowed entry to the live-in vehicle site. Only cars towing caravans will be permitted entry. These vehicles will be redirected to the festival carpark where sleeping in vehicles is prohibited as it is contrary to our license. Suitable vehicles are those that have living accommodation with fitted sleeping facilities and either fitted cooking or washing facilities.

Trailer tents are allowed.

Live-in vehicle tickets are only valid in conjunction with a weekend ticket.

The live-in vehicle field is located separately from the general campsites, Deer Lodge, Emperor’s Fields, Great Plains, The Frontier and Tangerine Fields pre-pitched tents campsites.

Each pitch is 7m x 7m maximum. All vehicles and cars with each ticket must fit within that area. If you’re live-in vehicle is larger than this pitch space, you would need 2 x live-in vehicle tickets.

Live-in vehicle field is located adjacent to the main campsite and approx. 10-15 min walk from the arena.

What’s included: pitch, compost toilets, water point and chemical disposal point.

the frontier

Our quieter home for live-in vehicles, located in front of the stunning Lowther Castle. The Frontier is located further away from the arena than all other campsites, approx. 10 min walk from our original live-in vehicle field, which in itself is  10-15 min walk to the arena, ground conditions dependent. You would need to re-enter the festival each day. We have a land train which can transport you from The Frontier to the entrance of the festival.

The Frontier FAQ’s

Tickets for The Frontier are 1 per vehicle not 1 per person.

All campervans, caravans, vans and trailer tents in The Frontier require a Frontier pass.

Unsuitable vehicles, such as unconverted vans & cars will not be allowed entry to The Frontier. Only cars towing caravans will be permitted entry. Any cars not towing a live-in vehicle will be redirected to the festival car park where sleeping in vehicles is prohibited as it is contrary to our license. Suitable vehicles are those that have living accommodation with fitted sleeping facilities and either fitted cooking or washing facilities.

Trailer tents are allowed.

Tickets for The Frontier are only valid in conjunction with a weekend ticket.

The Frontier is located separately from the general campsites, live-in vehicle campsite, Deer Lodge, Great Plains, Tangerine Fields pre-pitched tents and Emperor’s Fields campsites.

Each pitch is 7m x 5m maximum. All vehicles and cars with each ticket must fit within that area. If you’re live-in vehicle is larger than this pitch space, you would need 2 x tickets for The Frontier.

What’s included: pitch, compost toilets, water point and chemical disposal point.

deer lodge boutique camping

Indulge yourself at Kendal Calling this year with a luxury stay in The Deer Lodge. We will have a range of accommodation structures available to book to accommodate 2, 4, 6 and 8 people! Explore and book HERE

You will have access to the following, included with your boutique camping:

Free car parking in the main general car park, clean enviro loos, free hot showers, access to a dedicated food and drink stall and a dedicated concierge to look after you during your stay.

*Those with a Thursday ticket can stay for in their accommodation from 9AM Thursday*

**Please note prices do not include your festival ticket**

SOAP OPERA & POSH PRIVY

Soap Opera is our hot showers, real flushing toilets and pamper station located in the standard campsites Village Green. This is open from 9AM Thursday and 7AM Friday, Saturday & Sunday. The showers are open until 9PM with toilets open until 11PM daily.

Posh Privy is located in the arena and is our flushing toilets and pamper station open during arena opening times.

You can purchase tickets HERE

MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN TICKETS

  • 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. This we believe is the way forward in the current economic climate and ensures a safe and secure way of booking your ticket online via the exclusive reservation system that has been developed by Ticketline.
  • After you have selected your tickets you will have to agree to certain terms relating to Kendal Calling.
  • Please note: if you miss a payment due to a lost card or lack of funds Ticketline will contact you weekly via email. More than 3 consecutive missed payments will result in your ticket being released with no refund given.

EXCHANGING TICKETS

  • If you wish to sell your ticket to your friends or family, then you can do without changing the name on the ticket.
  • All tickets are non-transferable except by authorised agents.
  • In reaction to the secondary ticketing markets, that we believe fundamentally exploits customers, we are looking in to other ways that allow customers to securely exchange tickets at face value.
  • We work with Twickets year on year to provide a place where you safely sell on your tickets. Click HERE to access this service.

RESIDENTS TICKETS

As a gesture of goodwill and by way of thanks for continued support, we will again be offering local residents tickets. More information on how to apply for Kendal Calling 2020 coming soon.

If you have any queries, please email our residents team directly on residents@kendalcalling.com

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