Keswick Mountain Festival 2017
Thursday 8th June 2017 to Sunday 11th June 2017
*** Full Details Of The 2017 Event Will Be Published Here When Available ***
The Keswick Mountain Festival will take place from 19th to 22nd May 2016 in the heart of the Lake District. The Festival programme is made up of guided activities including MTB biking, hiking, canoeing, navigation training, ghyll scrambling, climbing and so much more, to be enjoyed with friends and family. There will also be a fantastic line-up of challenging sporting events including Triathlons, Trail Races, Open water swims and a Sportive. At Crow Park in Keswick there will also be an incredible selection of kids activities, local food stalls, exhibitors, camping, live music and great views.
If you're looking for something to do in the evenings, a speaker programme will be held at the lovely Theatre by the Lake on the shores of Derwentwater adjacent to the Festival Village. The range of talks include a one-off evening with James Cracknell, Olympic Gold Medallist and six time World Champion. In addition Alan Hinkes will discuss his fascinating adventures in the Himalayas, where he climbed all 14 of the peaks over 8000m, as portrayed in his book '8000 Metres: Climbing the World’s Highest Mountains'. Also Mick Fowler will talk about his latest Himalayan success, the first ascent of previously unclimbed Gave Ding (6,571m) via the spectacular north face. Monty Halls will discuss the great mysteries and hidden gems of our planet and renowned outdoor enthusiast Julia Bradbury will share some of her recent adventures and favourite walks, including one in Keswick.
The live music line-up includes Abba tribute act Björn Again, Scouting for Girls, Toploader, Liverpool funk band the Soul Rays, plus 7-piece 'gypsy folk 'n' roll band' Holy Moly and the Crackers. Also playing will be the Peatbog Fairies, Cumbrian folk musician Annemarie Quinn, folk rock duo Sound of the Sirens and Thingumabob and Thingumajigs.
The ticket types for the Keswick Mountain Festival 2016 can be viewed here, enabling you to create your own perfect KMF weekend. Listen up for updates and announcements via their Facebook page or via Twitter.