Kendal Calling, now in it’s 6th year has seen an increase in demand for tickets earlier this year and due to unprecedented sales would like to make sure those planning on attending the annual weekend of revelry can all get in on the action.
The full line-up for the festival has not been revealed but is due to be announced in the next month. News of new attractions and areas are also coming soon.
Andy Smith, Director of Kendal Calling Says: “We’ve been slogging away hard over the dark winter months to put together a line up that will make Kendal Calling proud so it’s really awesome to see that people have responded so well to what has been announced so far. Compared to last year ticket sales are ahead by a phenomenal distance – hello and thank you to all those who have been before and those new comers who will be joining us in the fields this year!”
“We’re really excited to be expanding on the success of last years Emperors Fields and this year, after feedback from previous visitors we’ll also be offering festival-goers a custom-made glamorous camping experience (or just that added bit of luxury) to make their festival even more special with our new range of accommodation at what is to be called ‘The Lodge’. I’ll see you at the camp fire.”
New to the festival this year is the luxury area of The Lodge, one of the most extensive luxury camping areas to be seen at any UK festival; a haven of peace & quiet away from the crowds. Complete with a funky range of accommodation The Lodge includes Kacoons, Luxury Bus, Campervans, Kip & Kit, Pod Village, Pop Up Hotel Room’s, Camel Camping, Tipi’s and Yurty’s!
The Lodge provide the highest quality facilities and give all guests a goody bag and a separate ‘community’ fenced off with secure campsite.
The Lodge also lays on clean, monitored toilets and hot showers, free parking in the private car park, chill out areas, friendly staff on call 24 hours a day and access to the backstage Green Room Bar overlooking the beautiful lake.
With the Emperors Fields and Campervan tickets selling out not long after going onsale the festival has decided to offer the ultimate festival experience for those festival-goers who like to camp it up in style and make more of a holiday out of their weekend!
Here’s an overview of The Lodge Camping options:
KACOON – is the very latest in capsule accommodation for festivals. Hand built from wood with an insulated and upholstered interior, guests can stay warm as its wind and watertight plus this means you can’t hear the snoring from the next tent. They are spacious enough to sleep two people in single beds and guests can easily stand up inside as its nearly 2 metres tall.
These come with a 12v solar powered electricity supply which is backed up by leisure batteries, so don’t forget your car adaptor for your phone charger.
LUXURY BUS – The ultimate in luxury, these buses come with all the gadgets you could ever need for your few days away from home. These include open deck with sunloungers, a four seater hot tub, A gas barbeque with seating for four under canopy, A sun couch with outside speakers & night lighting, fully controllable air conditioning & heating, a walk in wet room with power shower & flushing toilet. Not to mention a designer kitchen with micro-oven, gas hob & fridge, a bar with a 21 bottle champagne/wine chiller, an ice maker, a selection of champagne, wine & tumbler glasses, cocktail makers & spirit measures. (Drinks not included).
On top of this it provides a 36” Panasonic HD flatscreen TV with satellite free view, Sony PS3 with blu-ray disk player, Yamaha sound system with ipod docking station & surround sound speakers, Dimmable LED lighting, leather couches on both levels which convert to sleep four (one double bed and two single beds). Wardrobe and storage space supplied with duvets, throws & Egyptian cotton linen. Power points to charge mobile phones and laptops plus privacy tint windows with black out blinds
CARAVAN & CAMPERVAN plots – ‘The Lodge’ Caravan/Campervan package provides you with all the lush benefits of ‘The Lodge’ camping but provides you with a plot to park your van.
KIP & KIT– The Lodge’ KIP n KIT ‘offers one or two person tents already pitched, ready for your arrival. It’s as simple and easy as camping gets; complete with airbed, sleeping bag and torch …which is yours to take away!
POD VILLAGE – At the heart of the ‘The Lodge’ lies Pod Village – our private cabins that are as cute and classy as camping gets. Each pod comes pre decorated with solid floor & fitted carpet. With 3 cut out windows with sliding tinted acrylic lenses for light, ventilation and curtains for privacy at night. They are solar powered with indoor lights & electricity hook ups, all beds are raised off the floor and guests can choose between double or twin beds.
POP UP HOTEL ROOMS – ‘Emerge from your room totally refreshed and unruffled each and every time!’ This fantastic spacious hotel room in a field comes fully equipped with En-suite power shower, washbasin and toilet with water saving flush. Its fully air-conditioned with laminate wood effect flooring, slick lighting, built in 4ft double bed with crisp white linens, fresh white towels, luxury toiletries, kettle, cups and condiments, Thermal and sound insulation, fully secure and safe, flat screen TV/DVD (TV picture dependant to local reception quality), mini fridge and bistro table and 2 chairs. Finally, a proper hotel room to enhance your festival experience!
CAMEL CAMP: an elegant canvas nomadic tent, in the style of the Touareg tribe of North Africa. These traditional canvas homes are spacious, cool, and very classy. Great for relaxing, entertaining friends, or just chilling in, revellers just need to bring a sleeping bag.
TIPI’S – How do you fancy sleeping under canvas in true Sioux Indian style? All you need to do is arrive on site to find your tipi ready to move into, just relax, unpack and make yourself at home! 4, 6 or 10-man tipi pitched for your arrival.
YURTY – No need to set up and break down. Just turn up and relax for 4 days, then drive away when your Kendal Calling has finished! These little beauties are ingenious… and perfect for TWO people sharing. The Yurty is a perfect miniature Yurt it sleeps two people and comes with air mattresses. The floor space is fully carpeted.
Luxury Camping festival packages available that include:
Full 3-day weekend ticket to Kendal Calling 2011
Hire of luxury camping option
Private VIP campsite with posh toilets, warm showers and car parking
Fast track entrance to the festival
Access to the guest hospitality area with bar facilities
‘The Lodge’ Goody bag
Commemorative Kendal Calling T-Shirt
‘The Lodge’ will be open from 12.00 Noon on Thursday 28th July until 12.00 Noon Monday 1st August 2011.
Prices for The Lodge accommodation start at £184 and can be booked separately from festival ticket, to book luxury accomodation at the Lodge go to the Kendal Calling website – www.kendalcalling.co.uk
KENDAL CALLING LINE UP SO FAR: BLONDIE / CHASE & STATUS / THE CRIBS / ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN / BEARDYMAN / THE LEVELLERS / MR SCRUFF / THE YOUNG KNIVES / TIM BURGESS & MARK COLLINS FROM THE CHARLATANS ACOUSTIC SET / THE WHIP / MIDDLEMAN / NERO