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About Call Of The Wild

Lincolnshire Showground hosts a brand new rock festival set to bring 1000s of hard rock fans to the historic & beautiful city of Lincoln. Call of the Wild Festival has focused in making the event safe, secure and with a warm, friendly atmosphere. World-renowned international rock, punk & alt-metal bands, Grindhouse Rock Clubnights, delicious selection of street foods catering for all tastes from amazingly delicious Vegan products to Locally sourced meats & produce.
Sponsored by: Cloven Hoof Rum, WDFD Records, Gigantic, Blackstar Amplification, Very Metal Art, Degenrate TV, Grindhouse Rock Club.
Hosted by stand up Comedian Pete K Mally

Join us from 24th – 26th May where 60+ bands will perform over three stages; Kilmister Stage(Outdoor Main Stage), Cloven Hoof Stage (Indoor) & Badlands Stage, along with a craft village, children’s entertainment and reenactments.



Prices start from per person – £79 Adult, £12 for Children 5 – 12yrs. £25 children 13 – 15yrs. – for a three-day pass – FRI/SAT/SUN -(Tier 1 SOLD OUT!). VIP Bolt On option gets you into the WELCOME PARTY with Complimentary Cloven Hoof Rum Cocktails, Pizza & live performance from the Electric Jesters (features 3 members of Knock Out Kaine), entry to WOLFPACK VIP bar where you can mingle with the bands. 10% discount on all official COTW merchandise.


Bell tents & other Glamping options, along with Car Parking, Campervan/Caravan pitch are available now & prices will vary according to the size of the booking party.

* PLEASE NOTE – camping pass required per person *

For an electric hook-up for camper-vans, please go HERE and reserve yours, these are £35.00 one-off charge, with £2.50 admin fee

And please remember that every person in the party needs a camping pass

General Entry Policies

Wristbands – 

No entry will be given without a wristband and wristbands are only valid for the day(s) booked, are non-refundable and may not be exchanged.  Wristbands should be treated as cash and cannot be replaced if lost and must be worn at all times. 

There are no refunds for leaving EARLY.  The site must be vacated by 1am Friday & Saturday, Midnight on Sunday for those not camping.

Disabled Visitors –

We are wheel chair friendly and the parking and camping area is located close to disabled toilets.  You will be allowed to camp near your vehicle.  You need to be aware that some of the event area is on a grass surface, so wheelchair users may need some assistance.

First Aid & Security –

A security/medical team will be in attendance throughout the weekend.  There will be an on call number for the evening or alert a member of staff or security guard.



There are NO ATM’s on the site although many of our trader use mobile payment systems please ensure you have adequate cash resources. Nearest ATM : Co-op Petrol Stn & Conv Store 43 Riseholme Road, Lincoln LN1 3SN (approx 8 mins)


Vehicle Insurance –

All vehicles on site must be road legal and insured.  We reserve the right to refuse entry to any vehicle that does not meet this standard.


No Glassware –

No glassware may be brought into the show



Any unauthorised selling or trading is strictly forbidden and those responsible will be removed from the event.

Camping Specific Information/Rules & Regulations

Pitching – 

Check in before pitching.   Please allow 3 metres between pitches – we reserve the right to move you.   Call Of The Wild Festival cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for getting caravans or motorhomes off site in the event of bad weather or under any other circumstances.

Facilities – 

No electrical hookup unless purchased prior to the show. Toilet, water and limited shower facilities will be available on site, together with an elsan point.


Can I camp with my friends? –

The only way to 100% guarantee that you will park/ camp with your friends is to turn up together or book a group/club pitch.


Generators – 

May be operated between 9am and 10pm


Fireworks/chinese lanterns –  

Are not permitted.


Cooking & Fires on site –

Cooking will be permitted on gas stoves and purpose built BBQs only, which must be raised off the ground and must not be left unattended and extinguished correctly and safely. Gas stoves and BBQs must be used sensibly and with the manufacturer’s instructions. Cooking on gas where installed in a campervan parked within the campsite is also permitted. Cooking by all other means including open fires, petrol stoves and any other kind of gas appliance is not allowed. Cooking in tents is not recommended due to your own health and safety. NO CAMP FIRES!  

Vehicle Movement –

The speed limit around the site and carpark is 10mph.  Please adhere to the one way system.  There is no vehicle movement on the campsite after 10pm.  No parking on marked ‘roadways’, exits and all access points must be kept clear.


We have a zero tolerance to drugs and enforce challenge 25.

Welfare & Security

Welfare issues –

Contact Organisers Office Security – Call Of The Wild Festival are not be held responsible for any loss or damage to vehicles and personal possessions. Whilst we hope that none of our attendants would be low enough to damage and steal your possessions please be sensible only bring with you what you can afford to lose. Lock all valuable possessions – In a car glove box. Leave nothing on display to tempt sticky fingers. Do not leave valuable items in your car or tent.


Protect your mobile phone –

On your mobile phone key in *#06# and your unique International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number will be displayed. Make a note of this number so that if you lose your phone or if it is stolen you can contact your service provider to have the phone immobilised. Whilst on site keep it in a buttoned/zipped pocket.


Keep cash and possessions on you –

But don’t keep all your money, bank cards and valuables together – spread them around in different pockets. If camping before going to sleep, place them in a plastic bag and hide it in your sleeping bag with you.


Lost persons/Lost property –  

Contact Organisers Office or one of our on-site security team


Fire Precautions – 

In case of fire please note the fire points, fire extinguishers are distributed throughout the showground, but should only be operated by trained personnel. In case of emergency please notify a member of staff and/or security.

Show Policies

Photography, Video and Audio Recording – 

Photography and video recording is allowed for personal social media.  Any form of recording for commercial purposes requires the express permission of Call Of The Wild Festival Ltd.  Unauthorised commercial use of video, audio, photography or other recording will be subject to retrospective licensing fees.  Your attendance at the event is on the understanding that pictures or video obtained by official press photographers and videographers may be used for promotion or future events and/or media publication or broadcast.


Programme of Events –

We reserve the right to alter or amend the programme of events at any time.  All bands, exhibitors and attractions are booked in good faith and details are correct at the time of going to press.



Call Of The Wild Festival Ltd will not accept any responsibility for damage to or loss of property, including vehicles, at the event.  We will not accept liability for personal damages, loss or injuries sustained at the event.  We reserve the right to alter, amend or cancel any part of the event and/or Terms and Conditions, without prior notice.



Anyone found disrespecting our visitors, our event and our simple rules will be asked to leave the event for the benefit and safety of others, so the show continues to be known for the right reasons!