Kendal Calling 2024
Kendal Calling Festival is set to return to the Lake District in 2024!
Kendal Calling was born from a group of music lovers who felt the fabulous fields of the Lake District could be put to better use. When summer came, it was time to take to the fields for a shindig that would grow so big the whole country would hear it calling!
The festival, which takes place in Lowther Deer Park, will be back on the first weekend of August with a line-up that’s sure to delight indie and rock fans.
Kasabian, Blossoms and Royal Blood headlined the festival last year, but fans are waiting patiently to hear who will be headlining Kendal Calling 2024.
Find out everything we know about the festival so far, including 2024’s dates, who’s been confirmed on the line-up and how to buy tickets.
Parking & Vehicle Access
- Our general car park is adjacent to the general campsites, 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. Tickets can be purchased in advance for £18 or you can pay on the day for £35. Purchasing in advance allows us to process you faster and limit any delays on entry to site.Emperors Field, Great Plains, Deer Lodge and Tangerine Fields all have their own respective car parks adjacent to their camping fields which require specific parking passes. You will not be able to access these car parks with a General Car Park ticket. Parking passes for each of these campsites can be found under their respective tabs on our ticketing page.We have a pick-up and drop off point for those people only giving someone a lift – please follow the pick up and drop off road signs.Please note you can’t park your car next to your tent as we need all of the room for your fellow festival goers. You will need to park your car in our car parks and carry your camping gear to your pitch.
The nearest train station to the festival site is Penrith (also known as Penrith North Lakes) which is a 15 minute taxi journey from the site. A special shuttle bus service will run from the station to the festival. Fast and direct hourly services are available from Scotland, Birmingham, and London, and from Manchester & North West (with a quick change at Preston or Crewe).
- From Birmingham New Street to Penrith North Lakes (2 hours 31 minutes), trains leave every hour
- From London Euston to Penrith North Lakes (3 hour), trains leave every 30 minutes
- From Glasgow to Penrith North Lakes (1 hour 21 minutes), trains leave every hour
- From Edinburgh to Penrith North Lakes (1 hour 30 minutes), trains leave every hour
- From Lancaster to Penrith North Lakes (34 minutes)
For those that are camping in Deer Lodge and Great Plains and arrive via the pick-up and drop off, there is a shuttle bus that runs from the red bus stop at the pick up and drop off to take you to those campsites.
Please check closer to the festival for exact timings but as a guide, this shuttle runs from:
Thursday & Friday: 09:00 –21:00 and Monday: 07:30 – 13:00.
Find out more
Visit the main vendor’s website to find out more about this festival and where to find us.
I visited the funfair – twice, actually! I have a disability, but found I could go on many rides due to helpful staff, and their kindness and eagerness to help. Thank you again for everything, I had a lovely time.