AN INDEPENDENT MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL IN THE LAKE DISTRICT'S HIDDEN VALLEY

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The Woolpack Inn, Eskdale Valley, Cumbria, CA19 1TH

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Just a little note about Eskdale:
- No phone signal
- No ATM
- We are a cash only    festival

INFO + FAQs

We've tried to cover all of the bases here but if you do have any questions then don't hesitate to send us an email or a message on facebook and we will do our very best to help you!​

CAMPING & ACCOMMODATION

If you managed to grab a camping ticket then Congrats! You will be staying on a beautifully located camping field just a short stroll from the main festival arena. There's loos, water and amazing instagram enhancing opportunities abound! There are no showers, dogs are welcome, you can bring your own food & drink into the camping area but not into the festival. There is no car drop off, but the car park is 50 yards down the road so just a short walk. No glass, BBQs, gazebos, fires, drugs or weapons allowed. 

 

If you've opted for the day tickets then there are two other great campsites in the valley; Fisherground and Eskdale campsite, and loads of pubs, BnB's, Hotels etc in the near surrounding area. Check them out here.

 

KIDS

Kids are more than welcome at EskFest - we have plenty of entertainment on for younger festival goers and families will enjoy the friendly atmosphere! Kids 12 and under qualify for the cheaper ticket option. All guests aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

 

DOGS

Do bring along your four-legged-friends! Just two rules: pick up their poop, and keep them on leads. 

 

WRISTBANDS & RE-ENTRY

You may leave and re-enter the festival as many times as you wish once you have your wristband. You may not bring alcohol into the festival that has been purchased outside of the festival's own outlets. Drinks purchased in The Woolpack Inn may not be brought into the festival.

 

PARKING

All tickets include a free parking pass. The parking field is adjacent to the festival field.

GETTING HERE

EskFest benefits from being held in a beautiful, fairly remote location. The flipside of this is that getting here will need a bit of thought. See the map on the 'Contact' Page to have a look at where we are if you don't know already. By car, we strongly suggest avoiding the Hardknott and Wrynose passes and instead recommend routes over Birker Fell and on the A595 coast road. You can get into eskdale via train by arriving into Ravenglass and then taking the famous "la'al Ratty" steam train into Dalegarth station. Please note the Ratty does not operate on sundays. We will have a regular shuttle bus service up and down the valley from the king george IV Inn right down to The Festival Field by the Woolpack Inn. The shuttle bus will cost £1 per journey and does not need to be booked in advance.

 

BANNED ITEMS

Campfires. Drugs. Weapons. Fireworks. Glass. Barbeques. Personal Alcohol from outside the event.

 

TICKETS

All attendees must bring their confirmation email printed out with the barcode. Once your e-ticket or barcode has been successfully scanned then you will receive a wristband. please do not remove the wristband while you intend to attend or re-enter the festival or you will have to purchase another one.

 

VENDORS
LINE UP & SET TIMES

 Programmes will be available at the event. Please find line up details on our whats on page. the festival opens at 5pm on Thursday 4th July and campers need to be off site by midday on sunday 7th July

 

ARTIST APPLICATIONS

If you or your band would like to perform at eskfest then send a bio, social media links and music/live videos to eskfestartists@gmail.com : The deadline for applications is February 4th.

 

Live in Vehicle Passes

- These are 1 per vehicle not 1 per person.

- All campervans & Vans require a campervan pass.

- caravans, trailer tents and unconverted vans & cars will not be allowed entry to the live in vehicle site. Suitable vehicles are those that have living accommodation with fitted sleeping facilities and either fitted cooking or washing facilities.

- Live in vehicle tickets are only valid in conjunction with a weekend ticket.

- The live in vehicle field is located separately from the general campsites.

- Each pitch is 7m x 6m maximum. All Awnings must fit within that area.

 

If you would like to run a stall at EskFest then do not hesitate to contact us for further details. We have plots available for food vendors, artists, crafts and charities and a footfall of 1000 so do get in touch earlier rather than later if you would like to attend.

 

VOLUNTEER

EskFest is entirely volunteer run - everyone from stewards to the festival organisers does all their work for free. Have you got what it takes to join the eskfest army? If you've got good energy, can think on your feet, work in a team and look particularly hot in hi-vis then we'd love to hear from you! Send us an email to express your interest at eskfest@gmail.com or send us a message on facebook!

 

FOOD & DRINK

There's something for everyone at eskfest! Only food and drink purchased in the festival arena will be allowed. Campers can bring their own food into the campsites but not into the festival arena.

 

WEATHER

Rain, sun, snow, gale, hail, wind, cloud, torrential downpour, glorious heatwave all to be expected (sometimes all within an hour!) please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for every eventuality!

 

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