• "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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30 July - 2 Aug 2020
Lowther Deer Park The Beautiful Lake District

CAMPING

In a nutshell, Kendal Calling has 10 campsite areas adjacent to the arena:

Traditional festival camping consisting of:

Wolf Woods: Right next to the arena, for those who like to party the loudest and latest.

Great Holme: Handily close to the carpark and the Village Green.

The Shire: A quiet and relaxed camping field to the North of the festival site – much bigger since 2018!

Haye Parks: Mountain views located to the left of the live-in vehicle field.

Family Camping / Saddleback View: As it says on the tin! Based on feedback we have rejigged the wristband marquee entrance, opening a new path and moved the family campsite to a field with one of the best views on site of the beautiful Cumbrian landscape! It’s situated within two minutes encumbered walk of you receiving your wristbands. Far less time to carry your campsite essentials from the car to pitch up!

Emperor’s Fields: for those after a few more comforts, this is a quiet area is ideal for families. It includes free car parking adjacent to the campsite, access to showers and your own arena entrance. An additional ticket is required for this campsite. Emperor’s Fields is now SOLD OUT for Kendal Calling 2020.

Great Plains: our sister campsite to Emperor’s Fields! Located adjacent to our Deer Lodge campsite. If you wish to bring your own tents, kick back and relax at the festival with all the amenities and benefits of Emperor’s Fields then this is the campsite for you. Please note that this campsite isn’t nearby Emperor’s Fields. An additional ticket is required for this campsite which you can purchase HERE.

Live-In Vehicle Field: this is a separate field specifically for live-in vehicles.

The Frontier: A brand new quieter home for more live-in vehicles. Enjoy a serene and secluded experience with stunning views to match! It is a 10 minute walk from The Frontier to the entrance of the original Live-in Vehicles field, which is itself 10-15 minutes walk from the arena, ground conditions dependant. To assist we will be laying on a land train to shorten the route. Tickets are on sale HERE

Deer Lodge: affordable luxury camping with Bell Tents, Tipis and Yurts available to stay in for the weekend, with showers, toilets, food traders and your own arena entrance a short 5 minute walk up from the campsite.

Soap Opera camping upgrade: Featuring luxury showers, real flushing toilets and pamper facilities in our standard campsite. Tickets for full weekend unrestricted access are on sale now HERE. Children under 5 can use the facilities for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Please note that those staying in Deer Lodge, Tangerine Fields or Great Plains would need to go through the arena once it’s open to access Soap Opera in the Village Green.

Please note:

  • Wolf Woods, Great Holme, The Shire, Haye Parks, Saddleback View / Family Camping sections are included within the standard weekend ticket price.
  • Emperor’s Fields Camping requires an additional ticket per person & is SOLD OUT for KC20!
  • Great Plains camping requires an additional ticket per person
  • Deer Lodge accommodation must be booked in advance, and is on sale in the next few months.
  • Campervans, Caravans, sleep in converted 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 Emperor’s Fields. Pitches are 7m x 7m maximum in our live-in vehicle field, 7m x 5m in The Frontier. If you are bringing a larger vehicle than the allocated space per pitch, you will need to purchase an extra live-in vehicle pass.
  • Please do not bring gazebos or portable toilets with you, we just don’t have the space!
  • For all campsites, excluding Deer Lodge and Tangerine Fields pre-pitched tents, spaces are on a first come first serve basis.

ON SITE FACILITIES

  • Cash machine: in the Village Green and the arena.
  • Phone Charging: in the Village Green and the arena.
  • General Store: Supplying vitals such as milk, toothpaste, water and toilet roll.
  • Safe storage: Available on site at the Village Green to keep your valuables safe.
  • Food: Various traders offering cuisines 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, whos 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 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 supply many bins within the arena and campsite to ensure we can all keep a tidy Deer Park. Please work with us 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 also worth remembering that every last piece of litter is hand picked form the site. Vandalism and littering are not in 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 a separate field for campervans and caravans and an additional live-in vehicle ticket is needed for each vehicle. We only allow converted vehicles in the fields if they have living accommodation with fitted sleeping facilities and either fitted cooking or washing facilities.

WHAT IS IN THE LIVE-IN VEHICLE FIELD?

In our live-in vehicle field, you can enjoy a 7 metre x 7 metre pitch, compost toilets, water point, and chemical disposal point. In our new Frontier campsite for live-in vehicles located in front of Lowther Castle, the pitch space is 7 metres x 5 metres with compost toilets, water point and chemical disposal point.

WHAT DOES THE EMPEROR’S FIELD TICKETS ENTITLE US TO?

Free parking field adjacent to campsite, separate arena entrance, free hot showers, compost toilets, extra camping space.

CAN I VISIT FRIENDS IN EMPEROR’S FIELDS WITH MY GENERAL CAMPING TICKET?

Afraid not, but they can come and visit you in general camping!

WHAT DOES THE GREAT PLAINS TICKETS ENTITLE US TO?

Free parking field adjacent to campsite, separate arena entrance a short 5 minute walk up from the campsite, free hot showers, compost toilets, extra camping space.

CAN I VISIT FRIENDS IN EMPEROR’S FIELDS WITH MY GREAT PLAINS TICKET?

Afraid not, as you would need to head through the arena to access Emperor’s Fields from Great Plains and it could be a long walk!

HOW FAR ARE ALL THE CAMPING SITES FROM THE ARENA?

All campsites surround the arena and are no more than a 10 minute walk, we built it that way as we like things small and cosy.

IF WE ARRIVE FRIDAY, WHERE CAN WE CAMP?

For those arriving on Friday, we will be continuing what we’ve been doing for the past couple of years with having certain campsites closed on Thursday and open on Friday. We want to ensure that you will be able to secure space in the fields with your friends and family to be able to enjoy the weekend. Our campsite teams will be roaming around to let you know which campsites still have space in once you arrive, and we’ll be tweeting this out on our @inthefieldsLIVE Twitter account, the hub for all essential festival information so be sure to give us a follow!

ARE THERE SHOWERS IN THE GENERAL CAMPSITE?

You can purchase a ticket to access Soap Opera, our showers, luxury toilets and pamper station in the standard campsite.

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, we have water points across the camping fields and in the main arena.

CAN YOU USE A BBQ ON SITE?

Fires are not allowed but disposable BBQ’s can be used in the fire lanes only.

CAN WE BRING CAMPING STOVES?

Yes. 220g gas canisters only.

CAN WE HAVE CAMPFIRES?

Campfires are prohibited by our license unfortunately.

SOAP OPERA/POSH PRIVYS

This is an upgrade to our posh toilets and showers, as well as access to our pamper station. Soap Opera is located in our standard campsite Village Green.

Posh Privys is our upgraded arena toilets and is located in the main arena.

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