Register Your Interest for 2017

Interested in joining us at Keswick Mountain Festival 2017? Fill in teh registration form below and we will be in touch as soon as bookings are open!

Register your Interest Confirmation | Keswick Mountain Festival

Register your Interest Confirmation

Thank you for registering your intereste for next year's Festival, we will be in touch with furtehr details in the coming months. In the mean time make sure you sign up to our newsletter for the latest KMF news.

Trail Gear Sale | Keswick Mountain Festival

Trail Gear Sale

Don't leave the 2016 Keswick Mountain Festival without grabbing some bargain outdoor kit from the massive Trail Magazine Gear Sale on Sunday afternoon. Following on from the success of last year's sale, which raised over £8,000 for charity, the UK's best-selling hillwalking magazine will

once again be selling a huge variety of top outdoor gear at heavily discounted prices. So if you're looking for a new rucksack, tent, sleeping bag, pair of boots, camping stove, set of trekking poles ¬ or any other piece of walking kit you can think of, for that matter head along to the

Sport Registration Tent at 2.30pm on Sunday to check out the amazing deals on offer. Make sure you get there on time, though - because it sells out
fast!

Q & A With Julia Bradbury | Keswick Mountain Festival

Q & A With Julia Bradbury

1. When did you first discover your love of the outdoors & walking?

I first started walking with my father when I was about 6 years old which I think is a good age to get started.

2 How old were you when you took your first 'proper walk'? Where did it take you?

I went to school in Sheffield so at the weekends my Dad would take me out to explore the beloved Peak District which was on our doorstep. He grew up there, around Buxton and Tideswell. Our favourite walks were around Monsal Head and Stanage Edge which forms the high peak of Derbyshire and Sheffield…

3. What's been your best outdoors experience?

My dad teaching me to tickling trout in a stream near Buxton when I was a wee dot. I remember being so excited to discover the silky gills of a fish under a ledge and patiently stroking them to lure the fish into my cupped hands. When I managed to scoop the trout quickly onto the bank I was elated! We put it back…They call in guddling in Scotland or noodling in the States.

4. What's been your worst outdoors experience?

I never like being cold and there is a lot of hanging around when you’re filming so I remember a lot of cold wet days out and about filming countryfile. On one day in Somerset the entire crew got soaked through – even the waterproofs started leaking through to our under-clothes. I peeled off my jeans in the back of the car and used the heated seat to warm me up on the drive home. I’m glad I wasn’t involved in an accident because I was naked from the waist down!

5. What's the worst thing you've ever read about yourself in the press?

My sister and I were falsely accused of being ‘involved’ in an air mile tampering case with Virgin Atlantic. It turned out to be an internal fraud, and a travel agent had managed to ‘steal’ £500,000 worth of flights which were sold on. My account was tampered with alongside several others. As I was presenting Watchdog at the time it made for fantastic headlines and I was splashed across many a front page. Not the story you want. There was my front page appearance on the Daily Sport when my boob fell out at a red carpet event as well and they called me ‘Julia Rasberry’. I had a pixelated nipple – not everyone can say that!

6. What's the best thing that's ever happened in your career?

It’s a fulfilling job and the ‘next project’ is always the most exciting. The biggest impact on my life workwise were the first four Wainwright’s Walks. That led to a change of direction in my career and I may not have been appearing at Keswick if it weren’t for those first little walks that were a surprise hit.

7. What advice would you offer to a would be TV presenter?

I was tenacious and tv was different over 20 years ago. I got my first ‘proper’ job in television working for the indomitable JSP (Janet-Street-Porter) at a cable station called L!VETV! I always knew I wanted be in the creative sector and I was fascinated by the broadcaster Joan Bakewell. Nowadays, you still have to be relentless, knock on as many doors as possible, be prepared to do anything……and work for nothing. Show passion and determination – all those things that come so easily when you’re young. These days too many people just want to be a ‘celebrity’ and for some, that has become a career in itself but it has never been my driving force. I worked in Hollywood when I was in my 20’s – I know how cut throat it can be.

8. What's your favourite piece of kit/clothing?

I’m an outdoor gear (and general fashion) nut so I love the latest things I have in my wardrobe. Currently it’s my Jack Wolfskin fine down jacket with bright neon trim (I’m a sucker for neon) and my Garmin Vivo Active to keep track of my steps.

9. Do you have a luxury item that you like to take to the outdoors with you if you can?

I love my Elliot Brown Watch. Every one sold, a donation is made to Mountain Rescue so I feel it’s appropriate to wear whenever possible. It’s a British design which I love, and it has a cool internal bezel feature. I can’t walk past a watch shop without peeking in – I’m a bit of an horologist.

10. How old is your oldest piece of kit/clothing?

I am a real hoarder, so I have kit going back to my first walks over 10 years ago. I hate throwing anything away. I have the first pair of walking boots that I used to climb Scawfell.

11. Who is your greatest inspiration?

My mother. She gave both my sister and I the drive that we both have, and I always knew I wanted be in a creative business. She and my dad both gave me the confidence to pursue my dreams

12. Who would be the 4 guests to your fantasy dinner party?

Jack Nicholson, Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling and Donald Trump (so I could throw spotted dick and custard at him.)

13. Tell us about how you come up the ideas for a new TV series about walking?

It’s a collaboration based on the length of the programme by the broadcaster, the production team and me.

14. What makes you nervous?

Any kind of exam or test. I complete cease up, although I did pass my driving test first time and then had to do it again when I moved out to Los Angeles.

15. What makes you angry?

Senseless war, FGM, poverty… If there were more women in positions of political power across the world I don’t think we’d have as much civil unrest and pointless murders.

16. You've achieved so much, what are you aiming for now?

Without any question on a personal level the highlight is having my three children so I hope I can be a good mother alongside my rewarding career.

17. If you could only walk one route for the rest of your life which one would it be?

Impossible to answer…I would probably choose a hiking trail in a hot climate so I could walk in short sleeves and not get cold. I love love the sunshine – it’s my Greek heritage, but Monsal Dale and the Dovedale River will always be special to me because of my father and the adventures we shared together when I was a nipper.

18. What's your biggest fear?

I would never say it out loud because I don’t want to put anything negative in the ether. (I’m not mad about snakes though).

19. What is your favourite location in the Lake District?

There are lots, but the one that I keep going back to is Castle Crag. It’s a magical summit and I was lucky enough to fly over it in my late friend Mark Weir’s helicopter. I mention him and the summit in my book Unforgettable Walks…
 

Join Julia in the Theatre By The Lake on Thursday 19 May- book your seat now 

The Derwentwater Walk | Keswick Mountain Festival

The Derwentwater Walk

Keswick Mountain Festival will see the opening of the long awaited Derwentwater Path. This waymarked path, which will take you on a 10 mile scenic walk around Derwentwater, was due to open earlier in the year. Storm Desmond caused damage to sections of the path but these have now been repaired and the path is ready to open just in time for the Festival.  

On flat and easy paths, the walk passes through ancient woodlands and along the shores of the Derwentwater - Queen of the Lakes. The scenery is stunning, with perfect picnic stops and cafés and restaurants en-route. Derwentwater is 5km (3 miles) long; 6km (I mile) at its widest point and 22m (72 feet) at its deepest. It has a particularly rich and varied flora and wildlife, much of which is cared for by the National Trust. Take a whole day out to enjoy this walk at a leisurely pace. It can also be enjoyed as shorter walks by taking a bus or catching a launch from one of the landing stages.

Julia Bradbury will officially open the Derwentwater Path at 10.30am on Friday 20th May as part of the Keswick Mountain Festival. You can then join the first official guided walk along this new waymarked path, led by local walk leader Cathy Colam. The walk is expected to last 5 hours, so do please bring a packed lunch and water. This guided walk is free to join, but please register your interest by filling in the form below so we know how many to expect.

FESTIVAL VILLAGE RULES | Keswick Mountain Festival

FESTIVAL VILLAGE RULES

  • Please do NOT bring any of the following onto the Festival Village or campsite; glass bottles, disposable BBQs, open fires, Chinese lanterns, illegal substances of any kind.
  • No alcohol may be brought onto the Festival Village.  If you are found attempting to bring alcohol onto the site you will be denied access.
  • We reserve the right to refuse admission or to evict any person from Keswick Mountain Festival for drunkenness, unruly behaviour or for breaking any of these conditions.
  • Dogs may be brought onto the Festival Village and campsite but must be kept on a lead at all times. You must clean up after your dog. We reserve the right to evict you and your dog if you fail to comply with these rules. 
  • We will be taking photographs and filming this event.  By entering the Festival Village and/or campsite  you consent to your image being used in any future Keswick Mountain Festival promotion.  If you do not wish your image to be used please go the Site Office or speak to the photographer/camera team at the time.
  • We’re sorry if any of your personal property is lost or damaged whilst at Keswick Mountain Festival. Neither the organisers not the venue owner can be held responsible.
Club Cup Participants | Keswick Mountain Festival

Club Cup Participants

Accrington road runners  
Aaragons Tri Club  
Allithwaite Running Club  
Alnwick Triathlon Club  
Ambleside  
Arragons Cumbria Triathalon Club  
Baildon Runners  
Beachampton Running Club  
Beacon Wheelers  
Belper Harriers  
Biddulph Running Club  
Billingham Marsh House Harriars  
Blackwater Valley Runners  
Canterbury harriers  
Carlisle Tri Club  
Carnethy Hill Racing Club  
Carnethy HRC  
Chapel Allerton Runners  
Cleveland Tri Club  
Colchester Harriers  
Coniston Fell Runners  
Craven Energy Triathlon  
Cumberland AC  
Derby Dashers  
Derwent AC  
DH Runner  
Easingwold Running Club  
East Hull Harriers  
Eco Warriors  
Eden Runners  
Ellenborough  AC  
Eryri Harriers  
Ilkey Harriers  
Keswick AC  
Keswick Tri Club  
Knaresborough Striders  
Leeds Bradford Triathlon Club  
Loftus and Whitby AC  
Manchester Triathlon Club  
Mersey Tri  
Mountain Fuel  
Mounts Bay Harriers  
North Shields Polytechnic  
Ponteland Runners  
Rochdale Triathlon Club  
Sedgefield Harriers  
Sheffield Triathlon Club  
Skipton A.C.  
Skipton Cycling Club  
Sneyd Striders  
St Bees Triers  
St Helens Tri  
Stamford Striders  
Stockton Striders  
Sun City Tri  
Thornton Cleveleys Running Club  
Todmorden Harriers  
Tri Lakeland  
Tri Northumberland  
Village Road Runners  
Wesham Road Runners  
West Cumbria Tri  
Friday Night Concert Tickets | Keswick Mountain Festival

Friday Night Concert Tickets

To redeem your complimentary Friday night concert ticket simply fill in the form below. Please note tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Club Cup Team Leader | Keswick Mountain Festival

Club Cup Team Leader

Please enter the details of the Team leader for your club on the form below

Massage and photography | Keswick Mountain Festival

Massage and photography

Local qualified sports therapists available for both pre and post event sports massage for the events at the KMF on both the Saturday and Sunday. We are available for treatments before the races to aid with warm up/performance. We also offer sports taping using kinesiology tape which can support joints and muscles without restricting range of motion. Post event massage is beneficial to the recovery process along with stretching and adequate rest. Treatments are £10 per 15min session. Booking in advance is available by emailing cumbrianevents-sportstherapy@hotmail.com with name and time slot required. Good luck and see you there!

We have partnered with Paul "Wildman" Mitchell to capture your achievements over the weekend. Images will be hosted in individual galleries and images can be found by using bib number search. The galleries can be found by following www.tinyurl.com/zhxng9a or directly from www.paulwildmanmitchell.com. Images will be sold as digital downloads, priced at £7.50 per image. Remember to put your best smiles on if you see any of his team on the course.

Cotswold Outdoor’s Geocaching Family Activity | Keswick Mountain Festival

Cotswold Outdoor’s Geocaching Family Activity


Try out Geocaching with Cotswold Outdoor. Be amongst the first 30 to crack the code to win a goody bag! Find out more at the Cotswold Outdoor Stand

(stand 61) in the Festival Village on Friday & Saturday from 10am - 5pm.

Cotswold Outdoor love to help you make the most of your time outdoors, and invite you to join them in a free geocaching activity at Keswick Mountain Festival!  If you’d like to try your hand at geocaching navigation with the family, visit the Cotswold Outdoor Knowledge stand to begin your adventure.

What’s does it involve?

Expert GPS tuition will be provided by Satmap who will be joining you on your navigation journey around the woodland below Crow Park.  The activity will take between 30 minutes and an hour during which time you will be tasked to find all 7 hidden caches.

On your journey, there will be an opportunity to take a picture with your family to add to the fun which could be featured on the Cotswold Outdoor website, and what’s more, the first 30 people to find all 7 and unscramble the letters to crack the code will receive a goody bag!

Sessions will run between 10am and 5pm on Friday and Saturday, subject to availability. Head over to the Cotswold Outdoor Knowledge stand to find out more.
 

Stand Up Paddle Boarding | Keswick Mountain Festival

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

To select your wet suite size, simply fill in the form below.

Newsletter Sign up confirmation | Keswick Mountain Festival

Newsletter Sign up confirmation

Thank you for signing up to the Keswick Mountain Festival Newsletter. 
 

Terms of Use | Keswick Mountain Festival

Terms of Use

Welcome to the Keswick Mountain Festival website ("Website"). This website is for your personal entertainment, information, education, and communication. Please feel free to browse the Website at any time. By doing so and using this Website, you are subject to the terms and conditions set out here ("Terms of Use") of this Website. By accessing this Website, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the following Terms of Use. If you do NOT accept the Terms of Use, then please discontinue your use of this Website.

1. Owner
This Website http://www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk/ is owned and operated by Keswick Mountain Festival Limited, company registered number 07028478with registered offices at No.4 Vencourt Place, London W6 9NU part of the Brand Events Group ("Brand Events"). Please read these Terms of Use carefully, they are the terms of use for this Website as provided by Keswick Mountain Festival.
2. Access and use
Use of this Website constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of these Terms of Use, which take effect on the date on which you first use the Website. You are granted a personal, revocable, nonexclusive, non-transferable right to access and use the Website, for non-commercial use only, in accordance with these Terms of Use. By accessing, using, downloading materials from and/or uploading materials to this Website, you agree on your own behalf and on behalf of each entity and person on whose behalf you act to abide by these Terms of Use. If these Terms of Use are not accepted in full, you do not have permission to access the contents of this Website and therefore must not access or use and must cease to use this Website immediately. Keswick Mountain Festival reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time by posting changes online and it is your responsibility to refer to and comply with these Terms or Use on accessing the Website. Your continued use of this Website after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these Terms of Use as modified. If there is any conflict between these Terms of Use and rules and/or specific terms of use appearing on this Website relating to specific material then the latter shall prevail.
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Should Keswick Mountain Festival choose to provide member-based services ("Services") on the Website, when you register to use these Services, you may be required to provide certain personally identifiable information about yourself. You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information about yourself, and to update your information when it changes. If you provide any information that is untrue or inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or if Keswick Mountain Festival suspects that your information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, then Keswick Mountain Festival may, in its sole discretion, suspend, terminate, or refuse future access to your membership in these Services. Some of our events are run by companies
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4. Property, Privacy Policy and Postings
4.1 Any information or data you transmit, post on or submit via this Website shall belong absolutely to Keswick Mountain Festival and, except for personal data, will not be confidential. The information may be used by Keswick Mountain Festival for any purpose including, but not limited to, reproduction, licensing, assignment, disclosure to third parties, distribution, broadcasting, transmission (in each case whether or  20141203 Brand Events Ltd Website Terms of Use V3 adapted for KMF.doc
2 not in electronic form) or otherwise at Keswick Mountain Festival' absolute discretion (according to and subject to The Data Protection Act - http://www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk/privacy-policy-cookies
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associated companies.
4.3 You are prohibited from posting, transmitting to or submitting via this Website any material: (i) that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred or otherwise objectionable, discriminatory, degrading, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience or have the effect of being harassing; or (ii) for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals; or (iii) which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of, or infringe the rights of any third party in, the UK or any other country in the world; or (iv) which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).
4.4 You must not misuse the Website (including, without limitation, by hacking and/or accessing or attempting to access the accounts of other users). Keswick Mountain Festival shall be entitled fully to cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the Keswick Mountain Festival to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of these Terms of Use. 
4.5 The use of this Website is only for lawful purposes, in a manner that does not infringe the rights of or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this Website by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, but is not limited to, conduct which is defamatory, or which may harass, cause distress or inconvenience to any person and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or interruption of the normal flow of dialogue within this Website. Further, by way of example and not limitation you shall not use any posting or any area of the Website: (i) to harm children in any way including without limitation any offences in relation to grooming of children online under UK law or under any similar laws in any jurisdiction; or (ii) to impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent you affiliation or relationship with any person or entity or disguise the origin of any content; (iii) to collect store and/or identify private or personal information of a user. 
4.6 We reserve the right to monitor, suspend, restrict or terminate your access to this Website or to monitor, suspend, remove, destroy, copy or use any content that is posted on the Website (of any nature and however it may have been inserted or posted) at any time without notice at our discretion.
4.7 The Terms of Use automatically apply to the use of any forum we may include on our Website.
4.8 Whilst “we”, the owner, endeavour to publish up-to-date information on the Website, the information may nevertheless become out of date over time. To the extent permitted by all relevant laws, no liability is accepted by us or any of our affiliates for any inaccuracy or incompleteness of this Website or for the failure to update the information contained on this Website.
4.9 This Website may contain information and materials that third parties have provided to us or to any forum or chat room we have set up (“Third-Party Content”). We do not independently verify Third-Party Content, makes no representation as to its accuracy, and assumes no responsibility or accepts any liability (to the extent permitted by any applicable law) for your use of the Third-Party Content and any consequences of that use, including, without limitation, any damages, injuries or results that may result from its use. Any forum or chat room we may provide is intended as a service to its members and the general public and if we give you the opportunity to display, post, stream, submit, transmit and/or exchange your ideas, information, opinions, works (including but not limited to photographs, images, video, creative works or other information, messages, transmissions or material to or with us, on the Website or toothers ("Post" or "Postings") we do not endorse any Posting and it does not reflect the views of Keswick Mountain Festival or any of its associated companies.
4.10 Submissions by visitors to this Website, including feedback data such as questions, comments, suggestions regarding the content of the material on this Website shall be deemed to be non-confidential and in the public domain. We shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such submission and, by  20141203 Brand Events Ltd Website Terms of Use V3 adapted for KMF.doc3 submitting any such feedback, information, data or any material whatsoever, you hereby consent that Keswick Mountain Festival or any of its affiliates shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute the information that such submissions contain to others without limitation. Potential uses may include, without limitation, use of ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever, such as, for example but not by way of limitation, all forms of Communication to the Public (in all technological mediums whether now known or as may be developed in the future), rental or lending, developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporating such information.
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5.2 This Website contains material that is derived in whole or in part from material supplied and owned by Keswick Mountain Festival and from other sources. All copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in this Website (including the design, arrangement and look and feel) and all material or content supplied as part of or via the Website shall remain at all times the property of Keswick Mountain Festival or Keswick Mountain Festival' licensors. You agree that you do so only for your own personal, noncommercial use. You must not, and must not permit or assist in any way any third party to, copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, store (including in any other web site), distribute, transmit, broadcast, commercially exploit or modify in any way such material or content without Keswick Mountain Festival' prior written permission.
6 Links to and from other websites
6.1 Keswick Mountain Festival does not control and is not responsible for the availability or content of any third party websites or material you access through this Website. Links to third party websites on this Website are provided solely for our convenience. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. Keswick Mountain Festival does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services or information on or available from third party websites or material (including payment for and delivery of such products or services).
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6.4 Keswick Mountain Festival expressly reserves the right to revoke the right granted in this paragraph 6 for breach of these Terms of Use and to take any action it deems appropriate.
6.5 To the extent permitted in law, Keswick Mountain Festival disclaims all liability for any legal or other consequences (including for infringement of third party rights) of links made to or from this Website.
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7 Competition Standard Terms
7.1 This paragraph 7 applies in relation to your participation in any competitions we may run or promote on the Website. These Competition Standard Terms form part of the Terms of Use generally for the Website and both sets of terms are expressly incorporated into any specific terms for any of our competitions. To the extent of any conflict between these Competition Standard Terms, the Terms of Use and any specific terms for a competition, the relevant specific terms shall apply. Keswick Mountain Festival or any of its associated companies reserve the right to disqualify your entry from any competition and/or withhold any prize if we have reasonable grounds to believe that you have breached any of these Competition Standard
Terms, Terms of Use or any specific rules of any competition (all three together are referred to as “Competition Terms”).
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7.2 To enter a competition and to be eligible to win a prize you must: (A) be resident in the United Kingdom (unless permitted otherwise in the specific terms of a competition), the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man; (B) be 18 years of age or over (or of the age specified in the competition and, if children are stated to be eligible to enter a competition, then you must have the express consent of your parent or guardian); (C) not be an employee of Keswick Mountain Festival or any of its related companies or any service provider (or employee or agent thereof) to Keswick Mountain Festival or a member of the family, friend or acquaintance of any of the above; and (D) comply with these Terms of Use and any rules specific to the competition. All
entry instructions communicated by Keswick Mountain Festival will form part of the Competition Terms. 7.3 By entering any competition and/or accepting a prize from Keswick Mountain Festival you warrant that you have complied, and shall continue to comply, with these Competitions Terms. By entering the competition, you agree to take part in publicity at Keswick Mountain Festival' request and/or to allow
Keswick Mountain Festival to use your name, image and/or town of residence in such promotional materials as Keswick Mountain Festival sees fit whether now or in the future and anywhere in the world, without further compensation.
7.4 All entries must be made in the entrant's own full name. Where applicable, Keswick Mountain Festival will only issue prize cheques made payable in the winner's name as given to Keswick Mountain Festival at the time of entry.
7.5 Closing Date: the closing date for a competition is the date and/or time as stated in the instructions for the respective competition and, unless otherwise stated, entries must be received by Keswick Mountain
Festival on the closing date by the following times (in accordance with the method as permitted in the relevant competition rules:
(i) midnight for entries by email and/or online; or
(ii) 5pm for entries by post or other method; or
(iii) midnight for entries by telephone or SMS (unless on live or as-live programming; or
(iv) as may be otherwise directed in respect of competitions on live or as-live programming;
7.6 Where competitions are by telephone or SMS, the costs of entry will be stated in the relevant specific terms of the competition.
7.7 One entry per household unless expressly stated otherwise in the relevant specific terms.
7.8 There are no prize substitutions or cash alternatives and the prizes are not transferable. Keswick
Mountain Festival reserves the right to select an alternative Winner and award the prize to another entrant in the event that:
(i) it has reasonable grounds for believing that an entrant has contravened any term or condition of entry;
(ii) a Winner has changed address to one outside of United Kingdom, Eire, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man after the closing date;
(iii) it is unable to contact the Winner within 24 hours of selecting the Winner;
(v) it does not receive confirmation of the Winner’s address as may be requested within 24 hours.
7.9 Keswick Mountain Festival will have sole and absolute discretion as to whether to accept any entry and Keswick Mountain Festival may rely upon its own records and information in determining whether contestants are eligible to receive a prize.
7.10 In any matters concerning any part of the competition or any part of the solution to the competition, whatsoever, Keswick Mountain Festival’s decision will be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into with you or with any other person acting on your behalf regarding the decision whatsoever.
7.11 A winner will generally be notified either by email, telephone or post within 14 days of the relevant closing date or such other times as may be specified by Keswick Mountain Festival in its absolute discretion.
7.12 Subject to confirmation by Keswick Mountain Festival of the Winner’s address as may be requested, the Winner will generally receive the prize within six to eight weeks from the closing date or as set out in any specific terms for the respective competition.
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result. 7.16 To the extent permitted in law, Keswick Mountain Festival shall not be liable to the winner(s) for any loss or damage howsoever caused (whether in contract, tort or statutory duty or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the competition and/or prize other than death or personal injury caused by negligence of the Promoter and/or the Promoters personnel and/or deceit or fraud by Promoter and/or Promoter’s personnel.
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in relation to any disputes arising therefrom, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
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20 questions for SIMON YATES | Keswick Mountain Festival

20 questions for SIMON YATES

20 questions for SIMON YATES



How old were you when you discovered your love of climbing & mountaineering?  Where was it? 
I was 14 – Dow Crag on The Old Man of Coniston
What's been your best mountain experience? 
Too many really.
What's been your worst mountain experience? 
Even bad mountain experiences have been good in their own strange way.
What's the worst thing you've ever read about yourself in the press?
I was married with 3 children and read that I had given up climbing in the late 90’s to pursue a business career.
What's the best thing that's ever happened in your career?
Going to Tierra del Fuego for the first time.
What advice would you offer to a would be mountaineer? 
Go, have fun, but be careful.
What's your favourite piece of kit/clothing? 
Primaloft jacket.
Do you have a luxury item that you like to take on an expedition with you if you can?
Climber Ted.
How old is your oldest piece of kit/clothing? 
Decades old!
Who is your greatest inspiration? 
Andy Parkin [British climber and artist]
Who would be the 4 guests to your fantasy dinner party? 
Doug Scott [Everest summiteer and all round legendary British mountaineer], Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman [distinguished Himalayan and African mountaineers in the 1920s and 30s] and my wife.
Tell us about how you choose your next challenge? 
Randomly.
What makes you nervous? 
Dense traffic
What makes you angry? 
Dense traffic!
You've achieved so much, what are you aiming for now? 
A quiet life.
If you could only climb one route up on mountain for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
The West Ridge of K2.
What's your biggest fear? 
The pile of rubble in my drive.
What is your favourite location in the Lake District? 
Buttermere.
If you were visiting the Keswick Mountain Festival, what would you most want to do? 
Walk or climb.

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20 questions for MICK FOWLER | Keswick Mountain Festival

20 questions for MICK FOWLER

20 questions for MICK FOWLER



When did you first discover your love of climbing & mountaineering?

It was a gradual thing. My father introduced me to the hills in the UK and easy rock climbing and mountaineering. I saw people doing more technical climbs, started visiting the sandstone outcrops south of London and gradually joined a group of like minded climbers. First we climbed in the UK and the Alps and then further afield in Peru and the Himalaya.
How old were you when you first went climbing?  Where did you go?
My first recollection is climbing the Idwal slabs in North Wales with my father when I was about 10.
What's been your best mountain experience?
My recent experience on Gave Ding springs immediately to mind but that is because it is the most recent. There have been so many great mountain experiences over the years that it is impossible to say one is absolutely the best. It would feel like being rude to the others.
What's been your worst mountain experience?
Brendan Murphy dying on Changabang in  1997.
What's the worst thing you've ever read about yourself in the press?
I can’t recall anything in particular. Perhaps I am not controversial enough?
What's the best thing that's ever happened in your career?
Joining the Shares and Assets Valuation section of HMRC. It turned out to be a job that played to my strengths and allowed me the flexibility to go on regular mountaineering trips. 
What advice would you offer to a would be mountaineer?
Take care. Understand the risks before you expose yourself to them. And remember it’s all about enjoying yourself.
What's your favourite piece of kit/clothing?
My Ramche down jacket from Berghaus
Do you have a luxury item that you like to take on an expedition with you if you can?
Books. In every other way I cut back on weight on trips but books are the sole exception.
How old is your oldest piece of kit/clothing?
I am still using a MOAC nut which dates from the 1970s. I just love the shape.
Who is your greatest inspiration?
There have been so many. Those who established the iconic lines in the Alps were a strong early influence. Anderl Heckmair, Riccardo Cassin and Walter Bonaiti for example.  I saw their great climbs when I was climbing the peaks by their easiest lines with my father and longed to climb them myself. 
Who would be the 4 guests to your fantasy dinner party? 
I don't do fantasy dinner parties.
Tell us about how you choose your next challenge?
With an immense amount of research.  If I see any hint of an interesting objective I follow it up as meticulously as I can. That can involve contacting the author/photographer, research in the Alpine Club library and, nowadays, spending many happy hours on Google Earth.
What makes you nervous?
Relying on computers. They so often seem to go wrong on me.
What makes you angry?
Computers. They so often seem to go wrong on me.
You've achieved so much, what are you aiming for now?
I don’t really look on it as ‘achieving.’  I look on it as enjoying myself. And I will continue to enjoy myself in the mountains as long as I am able. At present I am focused on my next objective which is an unclimbed north face in the Indian Himalaya which I will be attempting with Victor Saunders in September.
If you could only climb one route up one mountain for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Every year I chose an objective which fits that description. This year it is the climb that I will be attempting with Victor in September.
What's your biggest fear?
Something bad happening to my children.
What is your favourite location in the Lake District?
Borrowdale. For several years my father booked us into a hotel at Stonethwaite every Easter. He took me hill walking from there and I have a long held affection for the valley. 
If you were visiting the Keswick Mountain Festival, what would you most want to do?
See my Gave Ding presentation.

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20 questions for ALAN HINKES | Keswick Mountain Festival

20 questions for ALAN HINKES

20 questions for ALAN HINKES



When did you first discover your love of climbing & mountaineering?

Early teens school trips
How old were you when you first went climbing?  Where did you go?
Place Fell, Helvellyn, Roseberry Topping Rock climbing, Scugdale, Brigham Rocks. Yorkshire
What's been your best mountain experience?
Helvellyn, surviving K2 & Kangchenjunga
What's been your worst mountain experience?
All mountain experiences are good!  Had a few close shaves/near death experiences - read my book!
What's the worst thing you've ever read about yourself in the press?
Nowt
What's the best thing that's ever happened in your career?
Surviving, especially the 8000 era
What advice would you offer to a would be mountaineer?
Stay alive.  My motto - no mountain is worth a life, coming back is a success and the summit is only a bonus
What's your favourite piece of kit/clothing?
Camera
Do you have a luxury item that you like to take on an expedition with you if you can?
Fresh coffee beans
How old is your oldest piece of kit/clothing?
20 years - but most is new
Who is your greatest inspiration?
My Gran
Who would be the 4 guests to your fantasy dinner party? 
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham - ie Led Zeppelin [that's quite a noisy dinner party!]
Tell us about how you choose your next challenge?
Looking for adventure and fun
What makes you nervous?
Big waves in the ocean & bears and wolves
What makes you angry?
Hypocrisy - but life is too short to be angry
You've achieved so much, what are you aiming for now?
Climbing and pleasure
If you could only climb one route up on mountain for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Striding Edge [Helvellyn], Troutdale Pinnacle [Black Crag, Borrowdale] - Ok, we'll give you 2!
What's your biggest fear?
The only keg of beer in the pub being eurofiz
What is your favourite location in the Lake District?
On the Fell tops
If you were visiting the Keswick Mountain Festival, what would you most want to do?
See Alan Hinkes talk and buy his book, oh, and see the Peatbog Faeries!

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KMF Festival Programme | Keswick Mountain Festival

KMF Festival Programme

Download the Official KMF Programme by clicking on the image below

British Cycling Rides | Keswick Mountain Festival

British Cycling Rides

We’ve teamed up with the British Cycling to bring you two great bike rides.  


 
On Saturday 21st May join us for an exclusive bike ride to the National Trust’s Force Crag Mine. The ride will start from the Keswick Mountain Festival event village in Crow Park, on the shores of the beautiful Derwent Water. From there you’ll head out of Keswick through Portinscale towards the picturesque village of Braithwaite, where you’ll join the traffic free path to Force Crag mine. The ride includes a short tour of the mine workings with a National Trust ranger and a rare opportunity to go inside the Mine buildings. Force Crag Mine was the last working mineral mine in the Lake District, mining for lead, barites and zinc from 1835 to 1991.
Read more at https://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=74930#CF9twfQ8oHH5rTmx.99
 
On Sunday 22nd May join local Breeze Champion, Jules Labbett, for a women’s only ride to Little Town above Derwent Water before returning through Portinscale to Keswick. This will be a fun, sociable ride in the company of other women, allowing you to build up confidence riding in a supportive group environment, as well ask questions about bikes and riding, and make links with others. All welcome and we will not leave anyone behind

Read more at http://www.goskyride.com/Search/Details?eventid=74955#s8GEzfhijQsSBpAE.99
 
 
Sky Ride Local rides are free, local bike rides guided by friendly British Cycling trained Ride Leaders along scenic planned routes. With different levels, there’s something for everyone – whether you’re building your confidence or already comfortable on a bike and looking for a challenge. For more information, visit goskyride.com.
 
Breeze is the biggest national programme designed to inspire and support more women to ride their bikes. Breeze is led by women, for women. The programme is supported by a network of trained volunteers called Breeze champions who organise local guided rides on a weekly basis.

Hi-Tec Big Dog Walk | Keswick Mountain Festival

Hi-Tec Big Dog Walk Hi–Tec

Hi-Tec invites you and your lovable 4-legged friends to take part in the BIG DOG WALK at this year’s Keswick Mountain Festival 2016.

Join Hi-Tec on the 21st and 22nd May at 13:00, meeting at the Hi-Tec Marquee by the main Crow Park entrance. Hi-Tec’s BIG DOG WALK is a 1.5 hour walk exploring picturesque Keswick aptly named by the National Trust as a Lakeside Amble. An easy walk along the lakeshore to Calfclose Bay, taking in Keswick’s best view and the Centenary Stone then looping back to Crow Park.

Check out the Big Dog Walk Infographic here

If you and your lovable 4-legged friends would like to take part in the BIG DOG WALK please register your interest below

Conservation Activity | Keswick Mountain Festival

Conservation Activity University Of Cumbria

Friends of the Lake District Keswick Mountain Festival Fell Care Day 



Friends of the Lake District Fell Care Days are mass-volunteering conservation events bringing together people of all ages and abilities to take practical action to protect our vital, but surprisingly fragile, uplands.
 
With the terrible floods Cumbria experienced this winter, particularly here in Keswick there is a huge amount of work to be done to heal and restore our beloved landscapes. There’s never been a more urgent need for your help in volunteering.

Join Friends of the Lake District’s Keswick Fell Care Day at the Keswick Mountain Festival on Saturday 21st May for a day filled with a sense of shared purpose, fun, camaraderie and most importantly, lots of cake to help fuel volunteers through their tasks!

KESWICK MINI MTB CHALLENGE | Keswick Mountain Festival

KESWICK MINI MTB CHALLENGE

British Cycling and Keswick Mountain Festival are offering a new challenge for 2016.  4 schools will have the chance to battle it out in Fitz Park on a purpose built course.  This event is for year 5 and 6 pupils, is free to enter and includes 1 days tuition from British Cycling.  

If your application is successful - applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis - a professional Go-Ride coach will visit your school, offering 1 days training and help to select the children to represent your school.  4 boys and 4 girls will be selected to take part in a mini Omnium consisting of 3 races of different distances with the combined result determining your schools position.

Please complete this form and email this form to tomleivers@britishcycling.org.uk

KMF Volunteers | Keswick Mountain Festival

KMF Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer and enjoy the buzz of this unique festival please fill in the form below. All our volunteers will receive a T-Shirt, Free Weekend Festival Pass which includes; a Taster Activity Wristband giving you unlimited access to the Taster Activities for the whole weekend and access to the concerts on both Friday and Saturday evening. We do have a limited amount of camping spaces for our volunteers so please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to camp. 

Keswick Rocks! MTB | Keswick Mountain Festival

Keswick Rocks! MTB

Thank you for booking the Keswick Rocks MTB Sportive at Keswick Mountain Festival in 2016. 

We are gutted to have to tell you that we now won't be able to run this event in 2016 and we are therefore postponing the event to be part of the Keswick Mountain Festival in 2017. 

We are committed to the highest possible standards in our sporting events and for reasons beyond our control do not feel that we can deliver the event we want for you this year.We would very much like to welcome you to the Festival in 2016, so there are 2 options:

  1. Move your booking to another sporting event - you can see the full list here
  2. Move your booking to a Festival ticket- see the options here

(price differences would be refunded or charged accordingly)

Alternatively we would like to welcome you to take part in the Mountain Bike event in 2017.  We are able to transfer your booking to 2017, in which case you don't need to do anything.  Taking this option will protect you from any price increases in 2017.

If none of these options appeal and you would simply like a refund, we will of course facilitate that.

Please complete this form below to let us know which option you would like to take. Once we have received your form we will be in touch.

Visit Andorra Competition | Keswick Mountain Festival

Visit Andorra Competition


Visit Andorra are offering an amazing prize for 2 people to see the Tour de France 2016! The prize is for 2 people to spend 3 nights (9-12 July) half board at a 4 star hotel and includes return flights to Barcelona from the UK, airport transfers to your hotel and bike hire

As a sportive entrant we can automatically enrol you into the draw to win this prize. All you need to do is confirm that you are happy to be entered, simply fill in the form below

National Trust | Keswick Mountain Festival

National Trust

Why we love the National Trust

We love mountains, and the Lake District fells around Keswick are one of the best outdoor adventure playgrounds in the world.  But this is a surprisingly fragile landscape and its very popularity, combined with a changing climate and the long-term impact of us all, is putting the health of this place at risk.   

This is why we are committed to supporting the National Trust, the UK’s largest conservation charity. If you stand on our festival village and look out over Derwent Water, almost everything you can see is protected and cared for by them.

With over 54 skilled National Trust Rangers in the Lake District, supported by an army of hardworking volunteers, they are out every day fixing footpaths and repairing dry stone walls, protecting these special places for the benefit of us all.

The fells around Keswick were hit hard by the December 2015 floods.  Many paths including Cat Bells overlooking Derwent Water, were badly damaged.

Thankfully the Trust’s Rangers and volunteers went to the rescue, clearing landslides and carrying out emergency repairs.  But there is much still to do, with Cat Bells alone needing £25,000 of repairs. 

We’re celebrating these unsung heroes of the Lake District by making them our official charity for Keswick Mountain Festival.

Please join us and show your support. Simply add a donation to your festival ticket, and you’ll be helping to pay for much needed repairs to Cat Bells and beyond.

Competitions | Keswick Mountain Festival

Competitions

Win a trekking holiday in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains with KE Adventure Travel | Keswick Mountain Festival

Win a trekking holiday in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains with KE Adventure Travel

Win a trekking holiday in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains with KE Adventure Travel



To celebrate KE Adventure Travel’s continued involvement with Keswick Mountain Festival we are giving you chance to win a place on our popular One Week Toubkal Trek in Morocco which includes summiting the highest mountain in North Africa; Mt Toubkal 4167m.

One Week Toubkal Trek in Morocco - worth £395

Highlights:

  • The ultimate trek through the Atlas to the summit of Mount Toubkal
  • Camp beside Lac d`Ifni - the largest lake in the Central Atlas
  • Traverse over high passes and through remote Berber villages 
  • Sightsee in magical Marrakech
  • Trek with a fantastic local team and experienced KE leaders

A superb trekking holiday to the summit of Mount Toubkal in the stunning High Atlas Mountains of Morocco!  With their rugged walking trails, picturesque scenery, beautiful passes, stunning peaks and a guaranteed cheerful welcome from the Berber people, the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco is a magical place for an adventurous trekking holiday.  As the largest range in all Africa, the mighty high Atlas extends through Morocco for 500 kilometres, from the north-east to the south-west.  Steep sided valleys and rocky peaks are criss-crossed by trails through the picturesque terracotta-coloured villages of the Berber people. 

This One Week Toubkal trekking holiday explores the very best of the High Atlas with a challenging circuit around the highest peak of the range, Toubkal (4167m) before trekking to its summit. Our route takes us across the backbone of the High Atlas and over high passes to the charming villages of the Tizgui Valley.  Once here we'll be walking to the beautiful cobalt-blue Lake d'Ifni before reaching “Toubkal Base Camp” - the Neltner Refuge.  Here a rugged trail leads up to the highest point in North Africa which offers far-reaching views across the High Atlas Mountains and southwards to Jebel Sahro and the Sahara.  Starting and ending in the 1000 year-old, ochre-coloured city of Marrakech, they’ll be plenty of time to explore the city at the beginning and end of the trek.  If you’re looking for a superb walking experience and a real taste of Morocco with time to explore magical Marrakech in just a week – then this is the only choice! Click here for full details about this holiday.     

TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
The prize is one free Land Only place on KE Adventure Travel’s one Week Toubkal Trekking Holiday. This competition does not include flights. This prize is subject to availability and can only be used for travel on guaranteed 2016 departures, cannot be exchanged for any other KE Adventure holiday and cannot be transferred to another person.  No cash alternative is available. Travel must be in 2016. All entrants must be 18 years or older. You must be suitably fit and competent to compete this KE graded 6 trek – full details of this grade can be found here KE Adventure Travel has the right to not accept you on the trip and would be under no obligation to provide a cash alternative or alternative holiday or accept another person. It is a condition of entry that you accept these terms and conditions.

This competition will end at 12pm 31 May 2016 and winner announced in our June KEnewsletter
*subscribe on the form below. One entry will be accepted per person.

Golden Ticket Ts and Cs | Keswick Mountain Festival

Golden Ticket Ts and Cs

  • You must be 18 or over to enter
  • Open to residents of the UK only
  • Winner to be drawn at random by 31st March 2016
  • The promoter is Keswick Mountain Festival
  • Full UK driving licence required to drive the Lexus NX
  • The prizes, as stated, are not transferable or exchangeable. No cash alternative.
  • The winner is responsible for expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prizes
  • Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted, or is unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random
KMF Volunteers | Keswick Mountain Festival

KMF Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer and enjoy the buzz of this unique festival please fill in the form below. All our volunteers will receive a T-Shirt, Free Weekend Festival Pass which includes; a Taster Activity Wristband giving you unlimited access to the Taster Activities for the whole weekend and access to the concerts on both Friday and Saturday evening. We do have a limited amount of camping spaces for our volunteers so please let us know as soon as possible if you would like to camp. 

Sporting Event 2016 Quality Guarantee | Keswick Mountain Festival

Sporting Event 2016 Quality Guarantee

We're so confident that you'll absolutely love this year's sporting events that we're offering a KESWICK MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL QUALITY GUARANTEE.  So if you’re not happy (assuming it’s our fault) we’ll give you your money back*.

Here's why we're confident:

  • The best views the UK has to offer
  • Closed road start and finish to all events - Lake Road will be closed
  • Triathlon transition zone in the car park, ie tarmac not field
  • New run routes for the Long and Short Tri - more fabulous trails - see them here
  • New route for the 5km trail race - see it here
  • Bag drop and competitor changing tent
  • Technical T-shirt for all competitors
  • Early start times for the triathlons - quieter roads and trails
  • A pasta party for all competitors
  • Free portion of MOMA porridge in the morning of your event
  • Expert timing company Resultsbase, who do the timings for the British Triathlon Championships and many runs and bike rides
  • Expert triathlon planning by massive, organisers of the Brownlee Tris, and operated by Durty Events, organisers of the Celtman
  • Expert trail running company, Mountain Run, organisers of the Lakes Sky Ultra
  • Brilliant cycling organisers, Durty Events, organisers of the Borders Bike Festival
  • Swimming in Derwent Water under the shadow of Catbells - it may be cold but it is certainly beautiful
  • Sportive route which hugs the flanks of Skiddaw - that's why we call it Back o' Skiddaw
  • Wide choice of events to suit all levels


We guarantee that:

  1. You will have access to your event timing (including split time for the triathlons) within 2 hours of finishing the event via the KMF website
  2. You will confidently be able to leave a bag at the bag drop and collect it easily after your race
  3. You will receive support and encouragement from our marshals around the course
  4. Your course will be clearly signed
  5. The start, finish and transition zone will be effectively managed
  6. You will receive a clear briefing prior to your event starting

If we fail to deliver on any of the above, you can claim a refund of your entry fee.  Please note that no other expenses will be refunded.

We won't refund your entry fee if:

  • The weather is poor and hampers your enjoyment
  • You find the water too cold (you will have the chance to test the water and will have the option not to swim)
  • You don't like the course
  • You weren't fit enough and consequently didn't enjoy the event
  • Your arrangements for getting to the event led to problems, eg traffic or transport issues
  • We need to change the course for health and safety reasons

Please remember that there are dangers involved in any kind of adventure activity.  You must ensure that you are properly fit, that you have the right equipment and that your equipment is in good working order.  You must ensure that you read all the information which is published on the website and supplied to you prior to the event and that you listen carefully to the pre-event briefing.  You must also follow any instructions given to you by event organisers and course marshals.  When cycling or running on the road you must be aware of other road users and obey the Highway Code at all times.

MAKING A CLAIM

If you have grounds to claim a refund, please go to the registration tent after your event.  There will be an senior member of the KMF team who will let you know whether your claim is valid and take your details.  If you do not report to the registration tent on the day of your event it will be extremely difficult for us to authorise a refund.

BJÖRN AGAIN- The Australian ABBA show | Keswick Mountain Festival

BJÖRN AGAIN- The Australian ABBA show


The Internationally acclaimed BJÖRN AGAIN show was created and founded in 1988 in Melbourne, by Australian Director and Musician ROD STEPHEN. Designed as a rocked-up light-hearted satirical ABBA spoof, the show rapidly achieved world-wide Cult status and acknowledged for singlehandedly initiating the ABBA revival which brought about ABBA Gold, Muriel’s Wedding and MAMMA MIA! The enduring appeal of ABBA is reflected in the ongoing success of the Björn Again show having amassed nearly 5,000 performances in 71 countries in 26 years.

Recently acknowledged by ABBA’s blonde vocalist Agnetha Fältskog, Rod aims to keep his typically Australian production at the top and continue for as long as people want to hear the much-loved ABBA repertoire performed the way only the Björn Again show does.
"Welcome to Buckingham Palace I hope you have a great show. If you are onstage at 11pm Its a bit late for me – I’ll be tucked up in bed by then ! ” - HRH Queen Elizabeth II (Buckingham Palace Christmas Party 2012)

"It was a great show. I loved the choreography ... it was very true to life.....When do you play your next shows?... Good Luck for the tour" - Agnetha Fältskog (TV3 / TV6 20th Anniversary party Stockholm 2007)

"BJÖRN AGAIN has been going for twice as long as ABBA did!" - Benny Andersson (The Observer OMM, Mamma Mia Film Interview London 2008)
   
"BJÖRN AGAIN....the first time i heard that i thought it was a very funny name!" Björn Ulvaeus (Manchester Evening News 2008)

"Thanks for the great show" - Kylie Minogue (New Years Eve Wembley Arena 2006)

"A wonderful evening in this magnificent setting dancing to Björn Again" - J.K. Rowling - Harry Potter Author (2006 MS Charity Ball) 

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KT Tunstall

KT Tunstall shot to stardom after an appearance on Later with Jules Holland, where (almost a decade before a certain Mr Sheeran) a wee lass from Edinburgh took a guitar and a loop pedal and created a performance so spellbinding it’s still talked about today as one of the greatest moments in the history of the show.

Four albums and ten years later, we find KT living in L.A. and preparing for her return with the release of her fifth long player.

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Top Loader | Keswick Mountain Festival

Top Loader


Since forming in 1997 Toploader have over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Their debut album ‘Onka’s Big Moka,’ sold over one million copies and remained in the Top 5 of the UK album chart for over six months earning them 4 Brit Award nominations.

In 2000 the single ‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ became a global hit spending over a year in European Airplay Charts transforming Toploader into a house- hold name. In 2013 the same track re-entered the Top 40 for three weeks, an incredible thirteen years after it was first released, cementing it as one of the biggest songs of recent times.

Their second album ‘Magic Hotel’ reached number 3 in the UK Albums Chart and saw Joseph Washbourn (singer), Dan Hipgrave (guitar), Matt Knight (bass) and Rob Green (drums) embark on the biggest tour of their careers playing to over 100,000 people in the UK alone. In 2013 Toploader released two singles ‘Turn It Around,’ co-written with Eg White (Adele, James Morrison) and produced by Andy Green (Keane, Scouting For Girls) and ‘This Is The Night,’ produced by Tim Bran (London Grammar). Both tracks were excellently received by the press and gained strong support with BBC Radio 2 with placements on the ‘A’
Playlist. ‘This Is The Night’ gave them their first No.1 in the Radio 2 Airplay Charts. With a reputation as a genuine crowd pleasing live band Toploader have backed the likes Paul Weller, Robbie Williams, Noel Gallagher, Tom Jones, Simple Minds and Bon Jovi, where they became the last British band to play the original Wembley Stadium. They have also appeared at a host of festivals including Glastonbury, V-Festival, T In The Park and Chris Evans’s Carfest.

Toploader are currently working on new material scheduled for release in 2016.

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Ticket Info | Keswick Mountain Festival

Ticket Info

Create your ultimate outdoors weekend by purchasing a festival weekend ticket including camping or if you just fancy coming down to the Festival Village and watching the music we’ve got it covered.

To make it as easy as possible for you to book your ticket we’ve broken down the different ticket types below.

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Club Cup Sign Up Confirmation

Thank you for entering the Keswick Mountain Festival Club Cup. If you have any questions, please speak to a member of our team here

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Sign up to the Club Cup

The Keswick Mountain Festival Club Cup is a chance for your club to establish itself as the best in the country.

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Club Cup

We are pleased to announce the Keswick Mountain Festival Club Cup – a chance for your club to establish itself as the best in the country. If you’re in a running or triathlon club, why not gather a team , enter our club cup and establish your club as the best in the country.

Not only will the winning teams be crowned club champions, they will also win £250 for their club and places at the 2017 event to defend their title as champion. Winners will be announced on the afternoon of Sunday 22 May.  

Are you up for the challenge? Sign your club up today

Please note if you have signed up to a sporting event as part of a club and 4 or more members of your club are competing too you will automatically be entered into the Club Cup.

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Special Offers

A number of local businesses have joined with us this year to offer discounts to all you Festival Weekend wristband holders (green and yellow wristbands) over the duration of the festival. All you need to do is show your wristband!

  • Fire Frost Designs - 10% off Jewellery
  • Keswick Climbing Wall - 10% of a half-day sesion and £1 off the climbing wall entry
  • The Alhambra Cinema - 3 for the price of 2  
    The Alhambra Cinema is a traditional independent cinema which celebrated it's centenary in February 2014. It has been kept fully up to date and currently features state of the art Barco digital cinema projections and Dolby Digital surround sound as well as regularly offering transmissions via satellite of live opera, ballet and theatre from around the world. It has full disabled access and can accommodate 246 patrons in the stalls or the balcony. Booking is rarely necessary and with ticket prices ranging from £4.50 to £6.50 it offers remarkable value for money for an evening's entertainment.
  • Peter Rabit & Friends - 10% of all full priced items
    Peter Rabbit & Friends are the official Beatrix Potter stockists and are situated on Lake Road, Keswick. We carry a full range of Beatrix Potter stock from soft and wooden toys to crockery, limited edition prints and much, much more. We have Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Gorjuss, Disney by Britto, Peppa Pig and the largest range of wooden Thomas the Tank in the area. If your looking for that something special we also stock Border Fine Arts, including several limited editions. Pop in and have a look round our two floors, there is something for everyone!
  • Keswick Brewery - 25% off voucher
    Keswick Brewery are offering wristband holders a 25% off voucher for brewery tours (this can be used anytime before the end of September). Visit their stand to collect your voucher!

 

Please note; this page is constantly being updated so make sure you check back!

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Thank you

Thank you for entering our competiton. 

We will be in touch if you are successful - Good luck! 

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Thank you

Thank you for entering the KE Adventure Travel Competiton. 

We will be in touch if you are successful - Good luck! 

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Nikwax

Nikwax® is the global leader in high performance, environmentally safe cleaning and waterproofing for outdoor gear. Their products extend the life and performance of technical clothing, footwear and equipment and are 100% WaterBased, non-flammable and PFC free. 

Free with every activity booked will be a Nikwax goodie bag!  Including everything you need to get your kit ready for the Festival:

1 x 100ml Tech Wash
1 x 100ml TX.Direct Wash-In
1 x 125ml Footwear Cleaning Gel
1 x 125ml Fabric & Leather Proof

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Festival Ticket Prices | Keswick Mountain Festival

Festival Ticket Prices

CAMPING
 

Camping tickets are no longer available to book in advance of the Festival. If you would like to camp with us, you can buy a campsite pass at the Box Office. Please note this is only for campsite access and if you wish to attend the concerts or take part in Taster Activities, you will need to buy additional tickets as below to access these parts of the Festival.

The campsite is open from Thursday 19th May until Sunday 22nd May, and the prices for campsite passes - which cover all 3 nights - are as follows:

Adult: £30
Child: £15

FESTIVAL WEEKEND TICKETS non camping

Festival Weekend Tickets are now only available to buy on the door. 
These include 2 nights of live music (Friday and Saturday) and access to all taster activities and Adventure Tipi talks in the Festival Village over the weekend. 

Adult Festival Weekend ticket non camping (16+ years) = £51 on door
Child Festival Weekend ticket non camping (under 16 years) = £29 on door 
Family Festival Weekend ticket non camping (2 adults + 2 children) = £131 on door

Please note children aged 5 and under attend for free.

Festival Weekend Tickets will come off sale via the website at 12 noon on Friday 20th May - after this time it will only be possible to buy these tickets at the box office.

FESTIVAL CONCERT TICKETS

Tickets for the Friday night Concert are now only available to purchase on the door.
Tickets for the Saturday night Concert will come off sale via the website at 12 noon on Saturday 21st May - after this time, it will only be possible to buy these tickets at the box office.

The Festival Concert Tickets include access onto the Festival Village to enjoy the live music on one evening - the Festival Village is free to visit during the day, but wristbands will be required to remain on site for the evening concerts.  These are valid for Friday or Saturday night, with music starting at 5.15pm each evening.

Adult concert ticket (16+ years) = £ 15.00 + booking fees in advance / £18.50 on door
Child concert ticket (under 16) = £ 7.00 + booking fees in advance / £9.50 on door
Please note children aged 5 and under can attend for free

TASTER ACTIVITY WRISTBAND

Taster Activity Wristbands are now only available to purchase on the door. 
This ticket includes access to all Taster Activities and Adventure Tipi talks for one day of the Festival. Please note that if you have a Festival Weekend ticket, you do NOT need to buy a Taster Activity Wristband as well.

 

Taster Activity Wristbands bought at the box office cost £10 per day of activities.

Alternatively, you can buy activity tokens for £3 each, with each activity costing 1 token.

 

Please note all tickets purchased in advance have a booking fee, and all online transactions are subject to £1.95 transaction fee.
All activities and talks have capacity limits and access is on a first come first served basis

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Climb Cotswold Outdoor – The Official Retail Partner

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Water

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Hike Trekmates

See below for the Keswick Mountain festival Hike programme

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Swim

With Derwentwater right on the Festival's doorstep it's the perfect location for our open-water swim events.

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Triathlon

Keswick offers one of the most stunning landscapes in the world, and is a perfect venue for the Festival Triathlons. From the beauty of a swim in Derwentwater, cycling through the quiet country lanes to running along wide open trails through woodland - there's plenty to inspire and challenge you!
 

 

 

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Run

The 2016 Trail Running programme will once again offer a mixture of wide open trails, steady and tough ascents, single track through woodland and open valleys to inspire and challenge you! If you love the outdoors you'll be blown away by the wide open mountain vistas and bluebell woodland trails, hidden valleys & fast lowland running.

Cycle | Keswick Mountain Festival

Cycle

Keswick and its surrounding areas offering fantastic cycle routes. The Back o' Skiddaw Sportive offers something for everyone with pleasant and quiet open roads in abundance. Details of the 2016 cycle events will be unveiled in due course.

To ensure you receive the latest Festival information direct to your inbox please sign up for our e-newsletter via the link above.

Testimonial from Olympic Champion Rob Hayles 

"Back O’ Skiddaw - what a great day! The organisation was 1st class. The route? Well that couldn’t have been bettered, with a bit of everything thrown into one loop. It will give something for every type of road cyclist. All in all the best fun I’ve had on the bike in a very long time!” Rob Hayles, Track World Champion and Olympic medallist​

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Thank You

Thank you for entering a Keswick Mountain Festival Competiton. 

We will be in touch if you are successful - Good luck! 

Terms of Use | Keswick Mountain Festival

Terms of Use

Welcome to the Keswick Mountain Festival website ("Website").  This website is for your personal entertainment, information, education, and communication. Please feel free to browse the Website at any time. By doing so and using this Website, you are subject to the terms and conditions set out here ("Terms of Use") of this Website. By accessing this Website, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the following Terms of Use. If you do NOT accept the Terms of Use, then please discontinue your use of this Website.

1 Owner

This Website http://www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk/ is owned and operated by Keswick Mountain Festival Limited, company registered number 07028478with registered offices at No.4 Vencourt Place, London W6 9NU part of the Brand Events Group ("Brand Events").  Please read these Terms of Use carefully, they are the terms of use for this Website as provided by Keswick Mountain Festival.

2 Access and use

Use of this Website constitutes your acknowledgement and acceptance of these Terms of Use, which take effect on the date on which you first use the Website. You are granted a personal, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and use the Website, for non-commercial use only, in accordance with these Terms of Use. By accessing, using, downloading materials from and/or uploading materials to this Website, you agree on your own behalf and on behalf of each entity and person on whose behalf you act to abide by these Terms of Use. If these Terms of Use are not accepted in full, you do not have permission to access the contents of this Website and therefore must not access or use and must cease to use this Website immediately. Keswick Mountain Festival reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time by posting changes online and it is your responsibility to refer to and comply with these Terms or Use on accessing the Website. Your continued use of this Website after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of these Terms of Use as modified. If there is any conflict between these Terms of Use and rules and/or specific terms of use appearing on this Website relating to specific material then the latter shall prevail.

3 Registration, Passwords and Security – Our Privacy Policy

Should Keswick Mountain Festival choose to provide member-based services ("Services") on the Website, when you register to use these Services, you may be required to provide certain personally identifiable information about yourself. You agree to provide true, accurate and complete information about yourself, and to update your information when it changes. If you provide any information that is untrue or inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or if Keswick Mountain Festival suspects that your information is untrue, inaccurate, or incomplete, then Keswick Mountain Festival may, in its sole discretion, suspend, terminate, or refuse future access to your membership in these Services. Some of our events are run by companies within our group of companies or joint venture companies we have created with our partners or with licensees within the UK or internationally.  Any personally identifiable information provided at points of registration on the Website will be subject to the Privacy Policy which can be read by clicking here.  Upon any registration on our Website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password and are responsible for all activities that are carried out under them. We do not have the means to check the identities of people using the Website and will not be liable where your username or password is used by someone else. You agree to notify Keswick Mountain Festival immediately by email to info@keswickmountainfestival.co.uk of any unauthorised used of your username or password of which you become aware.

4 Property, Privacy Policy and Postings

4.1 Any information or data you transmit, post on or submit via this Website shall belong absolutely to Keswick Mountain Festival and, except for personal data, will not be confidential. The information may be used by Keswick Mountain Festival for any purpose including, but not limited to, reproduction, licensing, assignment, disclosure to third parties, distribution, broadcasting, transmission (in each case whether or not in electronic form) or otherwise at Keswick Mountain Festival' absolute discretion (according to and subject to The Data Protection Act [Privacy Policy]

4.2 You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally assign to Keswick Mountain Festival (by way of present assignment of present and future copyright) and in perpetuity all rights of any nature in and to such material (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights) throughout the world including all renewals and reversions thereof. You hereby agree to waive all rights known as "droit moral" or moral rights (as described in Part I, Chapter IV of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988) and any similar rights of authors anywhere in the world (whether now existing or hereafter created). You agree, in such, circumstances, that you are not entitled to any compensation from Keswick Mountain Festival or any of its associated companies.

4.3 You are prohibited from posting, transmitting to or submitting via this Website any material:

(i) that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred or otherwise objectionable, discriminatory, degrading, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience or have the effect of being harassing; or

(ii) for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals; or

(iii) which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of, or infringe the rights of any third party in, the UK or any other country in the world; or

(iv) which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).

4.4 You must not misuse the Website (including, without limitation, by hacking and/or accessing or attempting to access the accounts of other users). Keswick Mountain Festival shall be entitled fully to co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing the Keswick Mountain Festival to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of these Terms of Use.

4.5 The use of this Website is only for lawful purposes, in a manner that does not infringe the rights of or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of this Website by any third party. Such restriction or inhibition includes, but is not limited to, conduct which is defamatory, or which may harass, cause distress or inconvenience to any person and the transmission of obscene or offensive content or interruption of the normal flow of dialogue within this Website. Further, by way of example and not limitation you shall not use any posting or any area of the Website:

(i) to harm children in any way including without limitation any offences in relation to grooming of children online under UK law or under any similar laws in any jurisdiction; or

(ii) to impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent you affiliation or relationship with any person or entity or disguise the origin of any content;

(iii) to collect store and/or identify private or personal information of a user.

4.6 We reserve the right to monitor, suspend, restrict or terminate your access to this Website or to monitor, suspend, remove, destroy, copy or use any content that is posted on the Website (of any nature and however it may have been inserted or posted) at any time without notice at our discretion.

4.7 The Terms of Use automatically apply to the use of any forum we may include on our Website.

4.8 Whilst “we”, the owner, endeavour to publish up-to-date information on the Website, the information may nevertheless become out of date over time. To the extent permitted by all relevant laws, no liability is accepted by us or any of our affiliates for any inaccuracy or incompleteness of this Website or for the failure to update the information contained on this Website.

4.9 This Website may contain information and materials that third parties have provided to us or to any forum or chat room we have set up (“Third-Party Content”). We do not independently verify Third-Party Content, makes no representation as to its accuracy, and assumes no responsibility or accepts any liability (to the extent permitted by any applicable law) for your use of the Third-Party Content and any consequences of that use, including, without limitation, any damages, injuries or results that may result from its use. Any forum or chat room we may provide is intended as a service to its members and the general public and if we give you the opportunity to display, post, stream, submit, transmit and/or exchange your ideas, information, opinions, works (including but not limited to photographs, images, video, creative works or other information, messages, transmissions or material to or with us, on the Website or toothers ("Post" or "Postings") we do not endorse any Posting and it does not reflect the views of Keswick Mountain Festival or any of its associated companies.

4.10 Submissions by visitors to this Website, including feedback data such as questions, comments, suggestions regarding the content of the material on this Website shall be deemed to be non-confidential and in the public domain. We shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such submission and, by submitting any such feedback, information, data or any material whatsoever, you hereby consent that Keswick Mountain Festival or any of its affiliates shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, and distribute the information that such submissions contain to others without limitation. Potential uses may include, without limitation, use of ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever, such as, for example but not by way of limitation, all forms of Communication to the Public (in all technological mediums whether now known or as may be developed in the future), rental or lending, developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporating such information.

5 Copyright and Other Intellectual Property

5.1 The names, images and logos identifying Keswick Mountain Festival and any of Keswick Mountain Festival’ associated companies or third parties and their events, programmes, products and services are proprietary marks of Keswick Mountain Festival, its associated companies and/or third parties. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right under or in respect of any intellectual property rights of Keswick Mountain Festival, its associated companies or any other third party.

5.2 This Website contains material that is derived in whole or in part from material supplied and owned by Keswick Mountain Festival and from other sources. All copyright, trade marks and other intellectual property rights in this Website (including the design, arrangement and look and feel) and all material or content supplied as part of or via the Website shall remain at all times the property of Keswick Mountain Festival or Keswick Mountain Festival' licensors. You agree that you do so only for your own personal, non-commercial use. You must not, and must not permit or assist in any way any third party to, copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, store (including in any other web site), distribute, transmit, broadcast, commercially exploit or modify in any way such material or content without Keswick Mountain Festival' prior written permission.

6 Links to and from other websites

6.1 Keswick Mountain Festival does not control and is not responsible for the availability or content of any third party websites or material you access through this Website. Links to third party websites on this Website are provided solely for our convenience. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. Keswick Mountain Festival does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, services or information on or available from third party websites or material (including payment for and delivery of such products or services).

6.2 Keswick Mountain Festival is not responsible for any damage, loss or offence caused by or, in connection with, any content, advertising, products, services or information available on such websites or material. Any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and the relevant provider of the service.

6.3 You may create links to this Website provided you have first entered into our Website linking licence (please contact us further on info@keswickmountainfestival.co.uk)

6.4 Keswick Mountain Festival expressly reserves the right to revoke the right granted in this paragraph 6 for breach of these Terms of Use and to take any action it deems appropriate.

6.5 To the extent permitted in law, Keswick Mountain Festival disclaims all liability for any legal or other consequences (including for infringement of third party rights) of links made to or from this Website.

6.6 Links do not imply that Keswick Mountain Festival endorses, is affiliated or associated with any linked site, or is legally authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of Keswick Mountain Festival or any of its affiliates or licensors.

7 Competition Standard Terms

7.1 This paragraph 7 applies in relation to your participation in any competitions we may run or promote on the Website. These Competition Standard Terms form part of the Terms of Use generally for the Website and both sets of terms are expressly incorporated into any specific terms for any of our competitions. To the extent of any conflict between these Competition Standard Terms, the Terms of Use and any specific terms for a competition, the relevant specific terms shall apply. Keswick Mountain Festival or any of its associated companies reserve the right to disqualify your entry from any competition and/or withhold any prize if we have reasonable grounds to believe that you have breached any of these Competition Standard Terms, Terms of Use or any specific rules of any competition (all three together are referred to as “Competition Terms”).

7.2 To enter a competition and to be eligible to win a prize you must: (A) be resident in the United Kingdom (unless permitted otherwise in the specific terms of a competition), the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man; (B) be 18 years of age or over (or of the age specified in the competition and, if children are stated to be eligible to enter a competition, then you must have the express consent of your parent or guardian); (C) not be an employee of Keswick Mountain Festival or any of its related companies or any service provider (or employee or agent thereof) to Keswick Mountain Festival or a member of the family, friend or acquaintance of any of the above; and (D) comply with these Terms of Use and any rules specific to the competition. All entry instructions communicated by Keswick Mountain Festival will form part of the Competition Terms.

7.3 By entering any competition and/or accepting a prize from Keswick Mountain Festival you warrant that you have complied, and shall continue to comply, with these Competitions Terms. By entering the competition, you agree to take part in publicity at Keswick Mountain Festival' request and/or to allow Keswick Mountain Festival to use your name, image and/or town of residence in such promotional materials as Keswick Mountain Festival sees fit whether now or in the future and anywhere in the world, without further compensation.

7.4 All entries must be made in the entrant's own full name. Where applicable, Keswick Mountain Festival will only issue prize cheques made payable in the winner's name as given to Keswick Mountain Festival at the time of entry.

7.5 Closing Date: the closing date for a competition is the date and/or time as stated in the instructions for the respective competition and, unless otherwise stated, entries must be received by Keswick Mountain Festival on the closing date by the following times (in accordance with the method as permitted in the relevant competition rules:

(i) midnight for entries by email and/or online; or

(ii) 5pm for entries by post or other method; or

(iii) midnight for entries by telephone or SMS (unless on live or as-live programming; or

(iv) as may be otherwise directed in respect of competitions on live or as-live programming;

7.6 Where competitions are by telephone or SMS, the costs of entry will be stated in the relevant specific terms of the competition.

7.7 One entry per household unless expressly stated otherwise in the relevant specific terms.

7.8 There are no prize substitutions or cash alternatives and the prizes are not transferable. Keswick Mountain Festival reserves the right to select an alternative Winner and award the prize to another entrant in the event that:

(i) it has reasonable grounds for believing that an entrant has contravened any term or condition of entry;

(ii) a Winner has changed address to one outside of United Kingdom, Eire, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man after the closing date;

(iii) it is unable to contact the Winner within 24 hours of selecting the Winner;

(v) it does not receive confirmation of the Winner’s address as may be requested within 24 hours.

7.9 Keswick Mountain Festival will have sole and absolute discretion as to whether to accept any entry and Keswick Mountain Festival may rely upon its own records and information in determining whether contestants are eligible to receive a prize.

7.10 In any matters concerning any part of the competition or any part of the solution to the competition, whatsoever, Keswick Mountain Festival’s decision will be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into with you or with any other person acting on your behalf regarding the decision whatsoever.

7.11 A winner will generally be notified either by email, telephone or post within 14 days of the relevant closing date or such other times as may be specified by Keswick Mountain Festival in its absolute discretion.

7.12 Subject to confirmation by Keswick Mountain Festival of the Winner’s address as may be requested, the Winner will generally receive the prize within six to eight weeks from the closing date or as set out in any specific terms for the respective competition.

7.13 No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed, misdirected, damaged or undelivered. Incomplete, inaudible and/or illegible entries will be disqualified. Keswick Mountain Festival shall not be responsible for technical errors in telecommunications networks, internet access or otherwise preventing entry to any competition.

7.14 Where any prize involves travel, all arrangements, including but not limited to travel times and dates, shall be in accordance with the restrictions specified by Keswick Mountain Festival and, unless stated otherwise in writing, shall take place within 12 months of the relevant closing date. Winner’s are advised to obtain all necessary travel insurance, obtain any necessary medical advise for their trip and confirm all necessary travel documents, including a passport, prior to any travel.

7.15 Keswick Mountain Festival shall not be liable for any delay in performing or partial or total failure to perform any of its obligations to the winner(s) under these Competitions Terms if such delay or failure is caused by circumstances beyond its reasonable control including without limitation delays, changes, disruptions, cancellations, diversions or substitutions howsoever caused including without limitation, war, terrorist action or threatened terrorist action, strikes, hostilities, civil commotions, accidents, fire, flood or natural catastrophes arising without limitation out of or in connection with the activities of any third party and/or any form of transportation (including but not limited to flights, trains, coaches, buses, ferries, taxis or cars). For the avoidance of doubt, the winner(s) shall be solely liable for any additional costs incurred as a result.

7.16 To the extent permitted in law, Keswick Mountain Festival shall not be liable to the winner(s) for any loss or damage howsoever caused (whether in contract, tort or statutory duty or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the competition and/or prize other than death or personal injury caused by negligence of the Promoter and/or the Promoters personnel and/or deceit or fraud by Promoter and/or Promoter’s personnel.

7.17 Any personal information collected by Keswick Mountain Festival in connection with a competition will be used in accordance with Keswick Mountain Festival’ Privacy Policy which can be viewed at http://www.keswickmountainfestival.co.uk/privacy-policy-cookies). or can be obtained by writing to Keswick Mountain Festival either by email at info@keswickmountainfestival.co.uk or by post to Keswick Mountain Festival’ address marked for the attention of The Data Protection Officer. If entrants do not want Keswick Mountain Festival to use their information in this way, entrants can tell Keswick Mountain Festival when entering the competition or at any time by writing to Keswick Mountain Festival as set out above.

7.18 A list of winners for each competition can be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope marked clearly “[INSERT NAME OF THE RELEVANT COMPETITION]” to Keswick Mountain Festival within 30 days from the date of the closing date of the competition.

7.19 Competitions Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and in relation to any disputes arising therefrom, shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.

8 Disclaimer

8.1 While Keswick Mountain Festival endeavours to ensure that the information and other materials created by us and included on this Website are correct, such information and other materials may contain, inter alia, inaccuracies and typographical errors. Keswick Mountain Festival does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of any information or materials on this Website or the reliability of any statement or other information displayed or distributed through the Website (including, without limitation, the availability of a particular programme and/or the information provided by third parties through the use of the Website). You acknowledge that any reliance on any such statement or information shall be at your sole risk. Keswick Mountain Festival reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit at any time any part of the Website and to make changes to the Website and to any events materials, products, programmes, programs, services or prices described in the Website at any time without notice.

8.2 The material on this Website, including but not limited to the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons relating to this Website, Keswick Mountain Festival and/or any of Keswick Mountain Festival' associated companies, events, programmes, products and services (or to third party programmes, products and services) is provided "AS IS" and on an "AS AVAILABLE" basis without any representation or endorsement being made and without warranty of any kind, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.

8.3 Keswick Mountain Festival does not warrant (and none of its associated companies warrant) that the functions contained in this Website will be uninterrupted or error free or that any defect will be corrected or that this Website or the content available on or via the Website or the server that makes either available are free of viruses or bugs. Keswick Mountain Festival does not represent (and none of its associated companies represent) the full functionality, accuracy or reliability of any material. Keswick Mountain Festival may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this Website, including the availability of any features of the Website, at any time without notice or liability.

9 EXCLUSION AND LIMITATION OF LIABITY OF KESWICK MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL

9.1 Subject to 9.3, Keswick Mountain Festival, any other party (whether or not involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering this Website), and any of Keswick Mountain Festival’ associated companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents of any of them, exclude all liability and responsibility for any amount or kind of loss or damage that may result to you or a third party (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, use of money, or loss or damages arising from or connected in any way to business interruption, and whether in tort including without limitation negligence, contract or otherwise) in connection with

(i) this Website in any way; or

(ii) the materials on or removed from this Website;

(iii) your acceptance or use of any prize in any of our competitions;

(iv) the use, inability to use or the results of use of this Website;

(iv) any websites linked to this Website or the material on such websites.

9.2 Clause 9.1 applies but is not limited to loss or damage due to communication-line failure, delay in operation or transmission, destruction, network or system outage, theft, unauthorized access, viruses or corrupt files that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing this Website or your downloading of any material from this Website or any websites linked to this Website. This shall apply even if Keswick Mountain Festival or any of its associated companies or licensees have been notified of the possibility of any damage.

9.3 Nothing in these Terms of Use shall exclude or limit Keswick Mountain Festival’ liability for:

(i) death or personal injury caused by negligence (as such term is defined by the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977); or

(ii) fraud; or

(iii) misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter; or

(iv) any liability, which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

9.4 If your use of material on this Website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment, software or data, you assume all costs thereof.

9.5 Without prejudice to any of the provisions in this paragraph 9, the liability of Keswick Mountain Festival shall not exceed the amount, if any, paid by you to access this Website.

10 YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AND INDEMNITY

10.1 By transmitting, posting on or submitting via this Website any materials you:

(i) warrant that you are over 18 or (where you are not over 18) that you have permission from a parent or guardian to use this Website and that they have read and discussed these Terms of Use with you;

(ii) warrant all information provided by you to Keswick Mountain Festival is true, accurate and up to date in all respects;

(iii) warrant your contribution is your own original work and you have the right to submit it and assign to Keswick Mountain Festival all rights in it and it will not infringe the rights of any third party or breach any laws; and

(iv) irrevocably waive any moral rights in your submission.

10.2 You hereby agree to indemnify and keep indemnified Keswick Mountain Festival and any of its associated companies and licensees from and against all claims, damages, expenses, costs and liabilities arising in any manner from your breach of any of these Terms of Use.

11 Law and jurisdiction

11.1 These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. Disputes arising herefrom shall be exclusively subject to the jurisdiction of the English courts.  To the extent permitted in law, any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of this Website must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.

11.2 If any of these Terms of Use should be determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the law of any state or country in which these Terms of Use are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term or condition is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from that clause and the remaining Terms of Use shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.

11.3 Keswick Mountain Festival neither warrants or represents that materials on this Website will not infringe any third party rights. Keswick Mountain Festival makes no representation that the materials in the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations and other countries. If you choose to access the Website from other locations or other countries you do so at your own risk and choice and are responsible for compliance with local laws in that territory, if and to the extent that local laws are applicable.

12 Your Feedback and Complaints

We welcome your questions and comments on our Terms of Use, privacy matters and our Website. Should you have such questions or comments or have a complaint about how we are using your personal data, please send an e-mail to info@keswickmountainfestival.co.uk

Terms of Use updated 3 December 2014 (with new registered office of Keswick Mountain Festival).

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News

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Sponsors

The Keswick Mountain Festival 2016 sponsors, partners and exhibitors will be confirmed in due course.

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TicketOLD

Do more and save money with our festival packages. Create your ultimate outdoors weekend by purchasing a festival weekend ticket including camping or if you just fancy coming down to the Festival Village and watching the music we’ve got it covered.

To make it as easy as possible for you to book your ticket we’ve broken down the different ticket types below.

Festival Weekend Tickets

Create your ultimate outdoor weekend with the Festival Weekend tickets include access to the Friday and Saturday concerts plus the Festival Village. The Festival Weekend camping tickets also includes three nights of camping at our Festival Campsite. Plus, new for 2016 the Festival Activity Weekend ticket giving you access to the Festival Village and a choice of two Outdoor Activities. 

Book your weekend ticket here 

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities are a selection of guided activities such as hiking, biking, ghyll scrambling and family activities. These can be purchased individually or you can purchase as part of your Festival ticket. 

Click here to purchase an activity

Sporting Events

Sporting events can be purchased individually by following this link.

Speaker Tickets

Speaker tickets can be purchased individually through the Theatre By The Lake website. Your seat will be allocated by the Theatre and will be available for collection at the Theatre Box office when you come to the Festival. 

Speaker line-up will be announced shortly, check back to this page for more information.

Festival Concert Tickets

Concert tickets can be purchased individually by clicking on this link.

Bookings subject to our booking terms & conditions

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Speakers

The 2016 Festival will offer a fantastic variety of inspirational speakers from the sporting, adventure and mountaineering arenas. The speaker programme will again be hosted at the wonderful Theatre By The Lake which is located adjacent to the Festival Village.

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Adventure Talks Tipi

DO NOT MAKE ANY AMENDS IN THIS PAGE - YOU NEED TO GO TO FV ACTIVITY! 

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Sporting Events National Trust

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Outdoor Activities


This year’s 2016 Outdoor Activity programme is our biggest and best to date. Find out more and choose your activities from the list below.

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