Northern Kin Festival Event Info

Northern Kin Festival Event Info

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Northern Kin's picturesque site is located at STANHOPE, CO. DURHAM, DL13 2YL

Food & Drink

Our beautiful new site has huge food and drink improvements. We're further expanding our range of food traders and can guarantee that a new, larger range of all kinds of food (including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options) will be available right through the festival in our new Food Court area, at competitive prices. We're using festival bar specialists to run multiple bars at the site, including a new, bigger, real ale bar, with more choice, premium bar with specialist options, and can bar, all with the same competitive drink prices and more bar staff to make sure you’re not queuing. We want you to have a great time without making a hole in your wallet!



There is limited free on-site parking for non-campers on the main site on Camp Site B, clearly signposted on the weekend, with a further free car park 'park and ride' located in Stanhope, less than a mile away, with a free shuttle bus running throughout the event to take you to and from the music arena.

What Can You Bring Into The Music Arena?

  • Folding chairs and picnic blankets can be brought into the festival but there will be a standing area close to the front of the stage where they can't be located.
  • Campers - you may bring food and drink on the camp site when you arrive, for personal consumption in the camp site only.

  • When entering the music entertainment area, a small food picnic in a bag or holdall is allowed (no rucksacks or large cool boxes, for safety and security reasons), plus one 500ml plastic, sealed and previously unopened bottle of soft drink or water per person is permitted. However, your own alcohol may not be consumed in the designated entertainment area due to licensing restrictions.

  • Free drinking water will be provided so you can bring in an empty reusable plastic or aluminium bottle for refills.
  • NO GLASS or metal utensils are allowed on the site due to Health & Safety restrictions.

Information for our disabled guests

  • If ordering camping tickets, if you are a Blue Badge Holder you can also order a free Disabled Camping Area Permit (in addition to your camping tickets) which permits you to camp in the Disabled Camping Area, located closest to the music entertainment area.
  • If you need accompanying by a carer, a free carers ticket is available. Please email us via our Contact Page to confirm your details and ticket(s) order number and we will email you back a link to download one free carers ticket.
  • Disabled toilet facilities are available throughout the festival site.
  • Day car parking is located on Site B (see site map above, on this page) and is a short stroll to the main music site.


Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead at all times, with any fouling picked up and disposed of in the appropriate area. If your dog shows any signs of distress when near the music area please remove them for their welfare.

Security & Medical

There will be full 24 hour security and a medics team on site throughout the weekend.

Site Access Times

Day Visitors
Friday Access: 5pm – Midnight
Saturday Access: 11.30am – Midnight
Sunday Access: 11.30am – Midnight


Friday Access: 12noon - 8pm
Saturday Access: 8am - 5pm
Sunday Access: 8am - 5pm

* 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.

Directions from the West


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. Continue on through Stanhope, and just before you are emerging from the far end of Stanhope there is a petrol station on your right. You are now very close to the entrance to Northern Kin (signposted) which will appear on your right.

There will be clear road signs displayed for the festival, well before the site.

Directions from the East


From the roundabout where the A689 crosses the A68 near Crook, take the A689 exit (signposted Wolsingham, Stanhope). Continue through Wolsingham and Frosterley, but look out on your left for the entrance to Northern Kin (signposted), which will appear on your left before you arrive at Stanhope.

There will be clear road signs displayed for the festival, well before the site.

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