Kendal Mountain Festival is expanding out from its established November dates for the first time by adding a summer event, which takes place on 25-27 July in Langdale, in the heart of the Lake District.
Films, speakers, technology, live music and great food
Based at the National Trust’s Sticklebarn venue, KMF On The Edge will present an outstanding ‘best of the best’ programme of films, top guest speakers, live music and great food (including a foraging chef!). With all day screenings of some of the most celebrated outdoor films and mini, pop-up outdoor cinema tents showing brilliant short films, it’s going to be great!
This year’s event will also explore the concept that ‘Technology Can Enhance Your Wilderness Experiences’, with an outstanding programme of guest speakers and displays and talks from leading outdoor brands, showcasing the exciting development of technology in the outdoors.
On the Edge will continue into the night, with local bands rocking the barn till late!
Day pass tickets, which are valid for all speaker, film and workshop events cost £10 (£5 for 14-17 year olds, Free for under 14s). Tickets are available to purchase from the online box office on the festival website: www.kmfontheedge.co.uk
With plenty of camping and accommodation close by, the Festival promises to be very popular.
Sticklebarn and Great Langdale visitor information
Raven's Pit - Friday 25 July
As an extra bonus, Friday night holds a special treat with a grand old mountain knees-up with some great local climbers telling tales new and old, organised by the Mountain Heritage Trust and the National Trust. The night will begin at 8pm with music, fire and ale as well as some 'interactive heritage'. At 9pm Adam Hocking and Andy Kirkpatrick will compere Dave Birkett and BMC ambassador James McHaffie telling tales of Lakeland climbing, and this will be followed by a short, sharp quiz. The night is free, just turn up, laughs and good times guaranteed!
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