Explore some of our most frequently asked questions over the years. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, feel free to email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can endeavour to help!
tickets & Announcements
DO YOU DO DAY TICKETS?
Weekend tickets are the only tickets available for the festival, we don’t do day tickets. So why not join us for the full weekend!
WHEN IS THE LINE-UP ANNOUNCED?
The line-up for 2020 is here with headliners Supergrass, Stereophonics, Foals, Primal Scream and loads more. Check out the full line-up here.
WHEN DO THE HEADLINERS FINISH?
Our Main Stage closes at 11PM, at which point we have lots of late night venues to explore until 3AM.
WHERE CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT ANNOUNCEMENTS?
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can I play the festival?
Want to perform at Kendal Calling this year?
CLICK HERE and fill out the form by our deadline of Friday 10th April 2020.
Your music will then be listened to by one of a crack team of music obsessives and festival nerds, before they feed their favourites back to the festival. We’ve kept a few slots back, and we can’t wait to welcome you to the fields!
If you previously applied to play at 2020’s festival through Gigmit, your application is safe and will go through the same process as above.
ROAMING PERFORMANCE ARTISTS & ART INSTALLATIONS
Want to contribute to Kendal Calling with an idea? Theatre, art or poetry, we will want to hear from all of you! We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you can help to bring our carnival parade to life: dance troupes, costumed paraders and walkabouts are all welcome to apply too. Applications for 2020 will open soon!
The info point in the Village Green is the place to report any lost property open 9AM to 9PM. Overnight (9PM to 9AM) it’s looked after by the campsite manager who’s office is also in the Village Green.
We’re working with NotLost to reunite you with your lost property after the festival. Simply complete the form once it’s open after the festival with as much info as possible including any distinguishing features that will identify you as the owner and they can see if it’s been retrieved from the fields.
WILL THERE BE A CASH MACHINE?
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. Our bars also offer card payment facilites.
CAN I BUY VITALS LIKE MILK & TOILET ROLL?
Our General Store in the campsite Village Green will stock all the sorts of festival vitals that we’ve learnt you can’t do without.
CAN I CHARGE MY MOBILE?
You sure can, we have a phone charging station on site in the Village Green. You can purchase a pass to access the phone charging HERE
do you recycle?
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 to help us look after the Deer Park.
WILL THERE BE LOCKERS?
Yep, plenty of them to keep your valuable safe, located in the Village Green. You can purchase standard or large storage HERE
What is your drug policy?
Prevent illegal drugs getting on site.
Pursue anyone suspected of supplying drugs.
Protect our festival goers.
is it safE for kids?
The festival is a safe and family friendly festival. We have a dedicated kids area with everything from a 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 Emperor’s 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.
The festival operates under the same laws so you do need to be over 18 to bring, buy and consume alcohol on site.
WHICH BRANDS OF LAGER, CIDER & WINE ARE THERE?
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 and Oh Deer!
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 YOU 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?
As always we try to keep the bar prices in line with other festivals and offer our festival-goers good value.
AFTER THE FESTIVAL
do you have a kendal calling playlist?
Reminisce on a momentous weekend in the fields in 2020 with our Kendal Calling 2020 playlist HERE
Alternatively, look back over Kendal Calling’s epic past with our throwback playlist HERE
can i buy merchandise?
You can buy our 2019 merch on our online store.