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Keswick Mountain festival will run from 8-11 June .It was a very successful 2016 event for Keswick Mountain Festival, the biggest in the festival’s history in fact! 2016 saw an increase of 14% in visitors to the Festival Village on Crow Park in Keswick and contributed £1.8m to the local economy.
Organisers have changed the dates of the 2017 Keswick Mountain Festival to early June, they belive this will bring several benefits. More people will want to camp during June and arrangements have already been made to double the size of the KMF campsite to accommodate over 2,000 people. This in turn will allow KMF to enhance other areas of the event’s extensive programme, bringing more visitors to the area in the crucial early summer season. The later dates should also benefit the sporting schedule, particularly events that involve swimming in Derwentwater.
Keswick Mountain Festival was launched in 2007 and has developed into one of the UK’s best loved and biggest events for outdoor enthusiasts. Every year, this unique festival presents a mix of sporting events, outdoor activities, guided walks, live music, high profile speakers, camping, and family friendly activities. The KMF team works closely with Keswick Tourism Association and the local community to develop the Festival and have been able to add camping, live music and a greater range of sports and outdoor activities to its schedule over the last 4 years. Visitors to Keswick during KMF weekend now spend an average of £170 each on non-festival activities.
Sporting event entries are on sale now. Tickets for the wider activity programme for 2017, along with festival weekend passes (including the concerts), are scheduled to go on sale towards the end of November. The speaker programme and details of the live music line up will be announced in January 2017.