We’re sure many of you have been wondering if there will be a Kendal Mountain Festival this November. The festival team are delighted to say, that after careful consideration and consultation; yes, they plan to go ahead. And they ask you to please come ‘Share the Adventure’ with them once again!

For the last forty years Kendal Mountain Festival has celebrated mountains, wilderness and their cultures; and this year will be no different.

The team are adapting and responding and will be delivering a safe, live festival, plus bringing the whole festival online as part of their new digital offering. Hotly anticipated film premieres, the best new international films, world-renowned speakers, the critically-acclaimed Literature Festival, family focused events, and your favourite Specialist Sessions; yes, it has been a tough year, but they are determined to finish it on a ‘mountain high’.

The festival’s legendary Basecamp Village will be adapted for the new environment; outdoor-based and responding to all safety guidelines. There may be more fresh air than usual, so get those belay jackets and waterproofs on standby! The festival’s brand partners are eager to meet up with you once again, ready to roll into town.

Filmmakers across the world have been incredibly busy and creative, and this year’s International Film Competition is shaping up to be one of our most innovative yet. It seems that even in these restricted times, people have been spurred into achieving amazing feats of endurance.

Of course, some of you may choose not to travel to the festival this year. Therefore Kendal Mountain Festival Online will provide a completely new opportunity to take part from the comfort of home. An opportunity to catch all those events and films that you can’t usually fit in! Some events will be streamed live, others will be recorded, but all will bring you the spirit of Kendal; celebrating the outdoors, bringing us together as a community, and inspiring you towards new adventures in 2021.

So join in the fun from the 19th November – physically or online – to celebrate Kendal Mountain Festival’s 40th anniversary and, as always, ‘Share the Adventure’.

Details on how to access the all new online festival and digital channel will be coming soon on the festival’s website and we will share updates with you here on Visit Kendal.

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