Aerial is made possible by funding from Great Place: Lakes and Dales; one of 16 national schemes placing art, heritage and culture at the heart of our future and at the centre of the Grasmere – Skipton corridor.
Welcome to Aerial – the Lake District’s new festival
Aerial is a new festival of contemporary music, literature and performance, taking place in and around the Lake District town of Ambleside.
It is intended to be the sort of festival that you can dip in and out of, rather like wild swimming in Rydal Water. Minimising impact to the local area by only using existing venues (with very limited capacities). A carefully curated collection of individually ticketed and free shows that allow you to plan a weekend escape to the Lakes on your own terms.
All activity is in easy reach of the best the area has to offer. We want you to make the most of the local area and experience why this place has been and continues to be an inspiration to generation after generation of artist.
See some shows, explore the bars and restaurants, head out on epic fell treks, hire a boat or take a gentle stroll. The Lake District belongs to you and Aerial is all the excuse you need to begin, rekindle or continue what will inevitably be a lifelong love affair with this most beautiful corner of the country.
“The station whence he looked was soft and green, Not giddy yet aerial, with a depth of vale below, a height of hills above”
– William Wordsworth, Home at Grasmere 1806