• Kendal Calling is the best small festival in anywhere and everywhere  - Seasick Steve

  • Amazing setting, lovely people, great mix of music & a real ale tent right next to where I was DJing!  - Mr Scruff

  • Run to the hills for this small, family-friendly indie-dance festival. Small but beautifully formed  - The Independant

  • It's unlike any other festival. One of the highlights of summer!  - The Charlatans

  • “It's like Glastonbury at its best!! Happy beautiful people from the north. Long live Kendal Calling !”  - Doves

  • Kendal Calling is loved as much for its breathtaking setting in rolling green fields as for its top-notch lineup  - Sunday Times

  • I loved Kendal Calling!  - Mark Chadwick, The Levellers


As much as we love to hear from all the Kendal Callers please keep in mind that we are a small team and may not be able to get back to you immediately. We endeavour to write back to you within 24 hours, however, please don’t be dismayed if it’s slightly earlier or later!

To help us please check the info and FAQ pages on the website to see if your query can be answered.


Unfortunately our applications to trade at the 2016 show are now closed.


Artist and DJ applications to play are now closed for 2016.

Our Press Team are The Zeitgeist Agency. You can contact them by emailing: jon@thezeitgeistagency.com

Lost Eden 

Kendal Calling is on the hunt for mixed media installation art that explores the theme of ‘nature versus human intervention’. If you want to produce new artwork for Lost Eden in 2016, apply for a commission grant here.

The application deadline is the 25th March 2016.



Our volunteers are recruited through Festaff. Their applications are currently open here.

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