"Kendal Calling is the best small festival in anywhere and everywhere!"
- Seasick Steve
"One of the UK’s most picturesque festivals..."
- The Guardian
"It's unlike any other festival. One of the highlights of summer!"
- The Charlatans
"Run to the hills for this small, family-friendly indie-dance festival. Small but beautifully formed"
- The Independent
"Kendal Calling is loved as much for its breathtaking setting in rolling green fields as for its top-notch lineup"
- Sunday Times
"Small, perfectly formed and serving up a wealth of old-fashioned hospitality"
- The Telegraph
"Amazing setting, lovely people, great mix of music & a real ale tent right next to where I was DJing!"
- Mr Scruff
"I loved Kendal Calling!"
- Mark Chadwick, The Levellers
Best Medium Festival 2013 & 2016 Best Small Festival 2010 & 2011, Best Toilets 2015!
"Beautifully brilliant... one to remember"
- Manchester Evening News
"It's like Glastonbury at its best!! Happy beautiful people from the north. Long live Kendal Calling!"
KENDAL CALLING 2006
BACK IN 2006, A GROUP OF MUSIC NUTS KICKED OFF A TWO-DAY PARTY AT THE GLORIOUS ABBOT HALL PARK IN KENDAL. BY HOOK AND BY CROOK, THEY LANDED FESTIVAL GIANTS PENDULUM AND KENDAL-BORN BRITISH SEA POWER, MAKING THE GLORIOUS ROLLING COUNTRYSIDE ROCK WITH IMAGES OF FIGHTING ROBOTS, FLYING PLASTIC OWLS AND MORE! EVERYTHING WAS SET IN PLACE FOR KENDAL CALLING TO MAKE ITS FIRST TENTATIVE STEPS INTO THE WILD, WONDERFUL WORLD OF FESTIVALDOM.