Having reviewed the UK Government’s roadmap out of Lockdown we have concluded that the original dates of 21-23 May are too close to the earliest first date for the resumption of major events.

The earliest possible date for events of our type is 17 May and it would be irresponsible to press ahead with preparations to hold a full-scale festival starting only four days later and disappoint our customers twice, nor do we want our visitors to experience a watered down event. With support from our sponsors, exhibitors and local stakeholders, we have made the difficult decision to move the festival to the 10th – 12th September 2021.

We hope that everyone who has already booked a place will join us for a celebration of the outdoors in our stunning and safe outdoor setting. The programme for this year’s festival remains unchanged, but the line-up of live music will be different from what was originally planned. Details of the new acts will be unveiled in the near future.

We hope that you are able to stick with us and roll your entries over to Sept 2021, we can’t wait to see you all!

What do you need to do next?

All bookings from the 2020 Keswick Mountain Festival have already been rolled forward to May 2021, and these will automatically be rolled over again to the new Sept dates. Similarly, all new bookings made for May 2021 will be rolled over to the new Sept dates. Therefore, anyone who has already made a booking will not need to do anything.

Ticket holders who cannot attend on the new dates should email [email protected] by 31 March 2021, to be issued with a full refund (less booking fee). From 1 April, standard terms and conditions will apply to refunds*.

All ticket holders have been sent an email outlining these details. We’re a small team and will be processing everything as quickly as we can, but please give us 10 working days to respond to emails. Thank you for your support at this difficult time.

Team KMF