FOLK, BLUES, ROCK AND A WHOLE LOT MORE OF THE FINEST QUALITY LIVE MUSIC
THE CASTLE PARK, STANHOPE, CO. DURHAM, DL13 2LU | 22nd - 23rd JUNE 2018
From the roundabout where the A689 crosses the A68 near Crook, take the A689 exit (signposted Wolsingham, Stanhope). Continue through Wolsingham and Frosterley. Proceed into Stanhope, past the petrol station on the left. Keep going past the market place on the left (Pack Horse Inn is on the left, Bonny Moor Hen on the right). Go past the castle entrance on the left, and the Durham Dales Centre on the right. The next turn on the left is signposted "Open Air Swimming Pool". This is the turning you need to take for Northern Kin. Once you have taken this turn you will see the festival entrance on the left.
At Alston, take the A689 (signposted to Nenthead, Stanhope and Durham). Continue on A689 through the following places: Nenthead, Cowshill, Wearhead, Ireshopeburn, St. John's Chapel, Westgate and Eastgate. When you have just entered Stanhope, the first turn on the right is signposted B6278 (Barnard Castle, Eggleston). Do not take this turn but continue on A689. The next turn on the right is signposted "Open Air Swimming Pool". This is the turning you need to take for Northern Kin. Once you have taken this turn you will see the festival entrance on the left.
Northern Kin's site will have everything you could wish for at a festival. Picturesque rural setting, completely safe, with secure perimeters all the way round, and easy walking access into the village.
A large range of all kinds of food will be available right through the festival at guaranteed value-for-money prices and as we’ll be running our our own bar at the site, you can expect very competitive drink prices, a huge choice of drinks, including real ales, and lots of bar staff to make sure you’re not queueing. We want you to have a great time without making a hole in your wallet!
Alcohol can be brought on site by campers only, for personal consumption in the camping area, but not in the music marquee and fenced area around. This alcohol must be in tins or plastic as glass is not allowed on site for safety reasons. Due to licensing laws, all alcohol consumed in the music marquee and show area must be purchased at the bar, located in the marquee itself. We will operate a challenge 25 policy so please ensure that you bring some form of recognised ID such as a driving license or PASS hologram card if you look under 25.
FOOD AND DRINK
There will be full 24 hour security on site throughout the weekend.
There is no on-site parking for non-campers on the main site. However, there is a free parking area for non-campers on Stanhope Show Ground, near Camp Site B (click here for map), within very close walking distance of the festival site and a drop off point at the festival site will be available for taxi/lifts to pick up/drop off.
Day Visitors Campers*
Friday Access: 2pm – Midnight Friday Access: 12noon - 8pm
Saturday Access: 11.30am – 1am Saturday Access: 8am - 5pm
SITE ACCESS TIMES
* The above times are for vehicle access in order to enter the site and set up your camping pitch. If you cannot access camping between these times just email us and we will make special arrangements for you to come in at a time convenient to you.
We’ve secured exclusive use of the Stanhope Open Air Swimming Pool for 2 hours on the Saturday morning. This great facility adjoins the camp site and also has a sauna, cafe and children's soft play area. Free passes are limited to 100 between 9.30-10.30am and a further 100 passes between 10.30-11.30am. Tickets will be issued on a first come basis and will be available from the festival site office from 8.45am Saturday morning.
OPEN AIR SWIMMING POOL INFO
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