FAQs

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When and where is the festival?

The Keswick Mountain Festival takes place in Crow Park in Keswick, Cumbria. The postcode is CA12 5DJ. The Festival is on from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd May 2022.

On Thursday 19th May we operate a Kids Duathlon for local school children and this takes place in Fitz Park.

Can I volunteer at KMF?

Yes please!

We have roles for marshals on the sporting events as well as in the Festival Village. Please complete the application form here.

Festival Terms & Conditions

Click here for our Festival Terms & Conditions

Click here for our Privacy Policy

How do I get to keswick?

​Click here to view our Travel to Keswick page

I have a question about my activity

All Guided Activities through external providers are booked directly with the activity provider and will be launched in early 2022.

Once you have booked an activity you will receive booking confirmation details which should contain all the information you need, plus contact details.

Once live, you will also be able to find their contact details or links to their website via our Outdoor Activity page.

Festival village - is it suitable for small children?

Yes, this event is suitable for small children. Although most events/activities do have a minimum age.

Festival village - are dogs allowed?

Yes, dogs are allowed on the Festival Village, but must be kept on a lead at all times.

Please be considerate and clean up after your dog.

If you require canine care during your visit, Thea’s Lakeland Walks will be happy to look after your furry friends www.theaslakelandwalks.co.uk

Festival village - opening times

The Festival Village is open at the following times:

​Friday 20th May: 12pm-10.30pm
Saturday 21st May: 10am-10.30pm
Sunday 22nd May: 10am-5pm

The shopping and information stalls close between 5pm-6pm on Friday and Saturday when the live music starts.

Some sporting events start earlier in the day from the Festival Village. There will be limited catering facilities available, but most exhibitors will be closed.

The Festival Village is free to enter during the day, but a ticket is required from 5pm.

On Thursday 19th May there is a Kids Triathlon for local primary schools which takes place in Fitz Park.

Festival village - is there an entry charge?

No, the Festival Village has free entry during the daytime until 5pm.

After 5pm you will either need a live music ticket (bought at box office on the day) or Festival ticket (bought in advance through the website) to enter.

Festival village - age restrictions

Children under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Festival village - can I bring my own food/alcohol?

You are not permitted to bring your own alcohol onto the Festival Village. If you are found bringing your own alcohol onto the Festival Village it will be confiscated or you will not be allowed entry.

You are allowed to bring food onsite, we do however have a range of catering outlets available.

How do I book tickets?

Keswick Mountain Festival is a pick n’mix approach to buying tickets. Some people want to do sports, others not so; some wish to come for the weekend, others just want to come along for the day; some want to come for just music, and others just to listen to speakers. Therefore, the pick n’ mix approach allows customers to build their own festival experience by choosing exactly what they want.

Please note, sports tickets include access to live music and festival village activities for one day of your choosing. 

A step-by-step guide to buying tickets:

1. Book your sport entry. Miss this stage if you’re not booking a sport.
 
2. Book festival tickets by the day (Friday or Saturday) or the weekend (includes Friday, Saturday & Sunday). Festival tickets include live music and Festival Village activities.
 
NB if you have bought a sports ticket from stage 1 (which already includes live music and Festival Village activities) you will only need to top up for any additional days as you need. If you have bought tickets for sports events on two days then you’ll already be covered for festival tickets over 2 days. 
 
3. Add camping option, if needed. This includes parking at the campsite.
 
4. Add parking, if needed.
 
5. Check out.

You can book your Festival Weekend and activity tickets here.

You can book your sporting event tickets here.

Keswick Mountain Festival also provides customers with activities that are offsite and outside of the Festival Village. This includes Theatre by the lake and Guided Activities operated by third party vendors. These tickets can be bought and paid for directly with those vendors. These activities are not included in the cost of the Festival tickets. 

You can book your speakers tickets here.

If you have a question regarding an existing order, see our customer service page here. (for Festival Weekend and activity tickets booked via our website).

Can I refund or exchange my tickets?

Please refer to our booking T&Cs.