What People Say

Oh you are all so kind, thankyou...

Amazing festival with tones of character, great fun atmosphere and a great team behind it ensuring everyone has a great safe time, highly recommended, best party in town
Great atmosphere and a really fun weekend, never disappoints, and getting bigger and better every year
Ridiculously good festival and not what you would expect! Has a cosy, yet epic feel... the site, the music and vibe is awesome and it should be on everyones radar as a go to event!

"A boutique festival with major festival feel, great production great little hidden venues and a proper party crowd, if you don't know, then get to know!"



Welcome to Wilkestock - probably the best festival you've never heard of!

Yes we started small (just 30 people in a field!) and have grown like many other festivals, however, the home grown ethos and donating all profits to charity has never changed. What started off as a place for the various bands in our family to perform some 11 years ago has snowballed massively, through huge generosity of many people’s time and skills to create something we thought would never be possible. Back in 2007 with a small stage made out of milk crates borrowed from the local milkman and some scraps of plywood the Wilkestock era was created.

Many years followed, cobbling together equipment and people’s time all on a shoestring has created something incredibly unique to the UK festival scene. Gone are the milk crates, but the enthusiasm and passion strongly thrives more than ever. Here we are, in 2019, selling out of early bird tickets and gearing up for our 11th anniversary. We can’t remember much about the first few but I guess that is a side effect of the many festival antics the Wilkestock field has produced! We are again donating all of the profits to charities close to our family’s hearts, Leukaemia Research (Beating Blood Cancer) and Keswick Mountain Rescue.

Find out more about the charities we support and how you can help


We are a compact festival here at Wilkestock with different stages just a few steps from each other. How do we do that I hear you ask, surely the sound from each stage clashes? Not here! We use dense straw bales like no other festival in the country, walk from stage to stage in a matter of seconds...

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