The Krankenhaus Festival
British Sea Power are delighted to be holding the first of what will hopefully become an annual Krankenhaus festival. This the first is held in the stunning setting of Muncaster Castle in the Western Lake District near Ravenglass.
The festival runs from 2pm on Friday 6th September until approx 6/7pm on Sunday 8th September, hence allowing guests to start the journey home.
Muncaster Castle is open as a tourist attraction and festival goers are entitled to access all the facilities at no extra charge. So in the daytimes you will be able to enjoy the castle and gardens, bird displays and many other features.
Each day will roughly be split into morning and early afternoon time to enjoy the castle and grounds or go further afield, time to visit the surrounding countryside and seaside, take the Ravenglass & Eskdale narrow-gauge steam train and other outdoor activities.
From mid afternoon, the focus of events will move to the Home Farm Barn where most of the musical and reading performances will take place. These will run late into the night with live music followed by DJ sets into the early hours on Friday and Saturday nights.
A full schedule of performances and readings will be announced as soon as the line up is complete
GETTING TO MUNCASTER
Please do not attempt to try the scenic route over the hills if your vehicle is past its best or unusually large. The best advice is to ignore Sat Nav and stick to the A595. The postcode for the Festival carpark and entrance is CA18 1RD a few hundred yards along the road from CA18 1RQ which is the main castle entrance so avoid that please. Look for Festival signs.
There is a large carpark available by the Barn. Spaces for overnight weekend parking including Campervans and Mobile homes can be booked online at £15 for the weekend. Day parking is free.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
Festival campers are welcome to arrive from 4pm on Thursday 5th (but will not be able to access the festival site and castle grounds until 11am Friday) and stay until Monday 9th at midday
Entrance and check in, wristband allocation will be open from Thursday 4pm til 8pm for campers, then Friday 12.30pm until 10.30pm and then on Saturday 9.30am until 10.30pm.
The campsite is within 300 yards of the Old Barn and 10 minute walk to the Castle. The Festival gates will be open from 12.30pm on Friday.
Unfortunately all the self catering and hotel rooms run by the castle have been booked but there are a variety of B&Bs and other hotels within 30 minutes. Camping is available and is free
There is a cafe at the Castle. There will also be a variety of food, coffee and bar outlets at the Home Farm Barn and will be open from mid morning until late. More details to follow.
CASH & CARD PAYMENTS
The castle cafe and gift shop and the barn bar will accept card payments. However due to the weak phone signals it may not be possible to pay with cards for some of the food vendors and the merchandise stand so be prepared to have some cash. There is a free to use ATM at the Pennington Hotel 5 minutes drive away
TOILETS & SHOWERS
There will be toilets and showers of a rustic nature by the Old Barn and campsite. There are permanent toilets in and around the castle including disabled access
Weekend tickets are available at the following link – at £125 for adults and reduced prices for 16-year-olds and younger. Under fives are free.