Kendal Mountain Festival - Tickets Now On Sale


Kendal Mountain Festival celebrates its 40th anniversary, moving its spectacular line-up of films, live events, guest speakers and literature programme online. The UK's biggest outdoor event showcases its unique spirit online for the first time ever, connecting individuals with soul-stirring stories and inspirational content for 10 thrilling days

19 – 29 November 2020

Tickets on sale now

The online show brings viewers compelling, emotive and entertaining curated content designed to inspire and move people, with the ambition of providing a renewed and energised perspective to daily life.

For 10 days, from 19 to 29 November, Kendal Mountain Festival will provide unlimited access to curated films, live sessions, literature and inspiring speakers, online for everyone, everywhere via the Festival's website.

The event features a big-name line up of speakers featuring world-class international athletes, adventurers, authors and filmmakers, including Leo Houlding, Ray Mears, TV traveller Simon Reeve, C4 journalist Keme Nzerem, Black Girls Hike UK founder Rhiane Fatinikun, Jason Fox from SAS Who Dares Wins and explorer Aldo Kane.

At the core of the event is the International Film Competition with 12 major film prizes up for grabs, including the sought-after People's Choice award voted for by the public. The Festival has received a record number of entries this year, from professional and amateur filmmakers alike from across the globe.

Kendal Mountain Literature Festival is truly going from strength to strength, firmly established under patron and renowned author Robert Macfarlane and bringing together speakers across the themes of mountains, landscape, nature and sense of place. This year you can catch writers, authors, poets and artists in a programme that includes highly anticipated book launches, lively debates and lectures. Speakers include Jessica J. Lee, author of Willow Herb and First Native American US Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo.

Jacqui Scott, Festival CEO comments: "We all have 'mountains' in life to scale and we strongly feel that our Festival provides an accessible platform for people from all walks of life, abilities and countries to share with our audience how they face their own challenges. This year our theme is nurture, and never before has this been more prevalent and poignant. Just how are we supporting and learning from each other and also inspiring the next generation?"

Steve Scott, Festival Director said: "It's an opportunity for those who have a passion for outdoor life and adventure to communicate their own unique story, their own struggle or ambition, respecting what mother nature has given us and giving all to inspire others."

Fellow Director Clive Allen said: "We're putting all our effort and energy into creating an amazing experience online and we promise that our usual content from our live events will still be available, live-streamed from the Lake District onto screens worldwide. It's going to be an incredible event and we are hugely excited by the calibre of films submitted, literature featured and a top-notch list of guest speakers."

The Festival's popular hub - the Basecamp Village will also be going virtual, bringing viewers a truly interactive experience featuring Festival partners - top brands from the world of adventure, and lots of free content with a packed programme of speakers talking about Everyday Adventures on the Yeti Basecamp Stage.

There is also a series of events that viewers can undertake on specific days including a 10k virtual run sponsored by adidas Terrex on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November, and a global Litter Pick on Saturday 28th November in partnership with Cal Major, Paddle Pick Up and Dom Ferris of Trash Free Trails.

All the content created for the Festival will be available to view at leisure, from 19th November. The Festival closes on 29th November, but the content will be available on catch-up for a limited time.

To book a pass (options available – see below) to the Kendal Mountain Festival – please visit

Passes available are:

Full Festival Pass (access to everything) - £96.00

Film Pass (access to all films) - £37.50

Literature Pass (access to all literature events) - £37.50

Single Sessions

Single Film / Event - £5.50

Specialist Session - £10.75

Speaker Session - £10.75

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30 Oct, 2020

I really enjoy the KMF, but when they are trying to charge these prices for online only events it makes me laugh.

Hands up who's happy to spend money on attending KMF, going to a gig or watching a film in a cinema. Probably most because there is the intangible experience factor. Hands up who would pay to see the same thing on YouTube? Not so many.

30 Oct, 2020

I already have.

30 Oct, 2020

I am because I think the KMF is great and I have had loads of fun times attending over the years so I'm happy to support them in this exceptional year. If this means they can survive until more normal times then that's ok with me.

30 Oct, 2020

I think this is a bit shortsighted. The passes seem like very good value to me, considering the number of unique lectures, sessions and film premieres you'll have access to.

Paying to watch films online is common, whether that's through subscriptions to Netflix or renting films through YouTube.

30 Oct, 2020

Will be turning down the heating and dressing up in my most expensive jeans/down jacket combination.

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