Kendal Calling are giving away 10,000 free reusable water bottles

 Kendal Calling are giving away 10,000 free reusable water bottles

Kendal Calling have announced they will give away 10,000 reusable water bottles at the festival later this month. It’s part of an effort to help attendees reduce their plastic bottle consumption, with water instead being sold in cans from the festival’s bars.

The free refillable bottles are again being given away in a partnership with United Utilities after the initiative was well-received last summer.

To claim a free bottle, you’ll need to go to this page on the Kendal Calling website and place an order like you’re buying a ticket. The ticket price and booking fee are both set to zero, so just enter your details and you’ll be able to collect your bottle from ‘The Watering Hole’ at the festival.

Bars at Kendal Calling will sell water in aluminium cans from Can-o-Water, as previously sold at Bestival and Camp Bestival. Glastonbury sold cans of ‘Life Water’ across the site this year after plastic bottles were banned across the site.

At Kendal Calling, Tim Peaks will operate a cup return scheme for tea and coffee, while black bin liners have been replaced with biodegradable clear bags. These will be given away for free around the campsites.

Those with the cleanest campsite on Monday morning will be rewarded with a free ‘Jolly Green Sherpa’, who will take all your camping gear back to your car for you.

Kendal Calling takes place from 25-28th July at the Lake District’s Lowther Deer Park. Courteeners, Doves, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Manic Street Preachers, Orbital and Years & Years are among the artists set to appear, alongside special guest Tom Jones.

Weekend tickets are still available from the official Skiddle page, priced at £145 plus fees.

Image credit: Jody Hartley / Kendal Calling