• "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

  • "Beautifully brilliant... one to remember"  - Manchester Evening News

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

  • "One of the UK’s most picturesque festivals..."  - The Guardian

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

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

  • "Small, perfectly formed and serving up a wealth of old-fashioned hospitality"  - The Telegraph

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

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

  • Best Medium Festival 2013 & 2016 Best Small Festival 2010 & 2011, Best Toilets 2015!


The sun shon upon Lowther Deer Park all weekend in 2016, with people calling it ‘the best year yet!’. Kendal Calling played host to a massive sunday night set from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, whilst Madness took to the stage spreading their heart shaped confetti over an eager crowd. The carnival theme took shape on the Saturday with a ‘Carnival of Colour Parade’ growing in size and weaving it’s way across the arena, lead by Mr Wilson’s brass band. 2016 saw the return of Lost Eden with it’s many hidden secrets, amazing art installations and featuring the new Lost Disco stage, solidifying it’s place at the festival and making the night time area the place to be after hours! Craig David played to a packed out Glow tent, Catfish & the Bottlemen and The Hives stormed the main stage, whilst Peter Doherty enchanted the crowd with a super secret set in Tim Peaks Diner before taking to the stage to headline Calling Out. The sunshine, the bands and the crowd made 2016’s unbeatable atmosphere a super special one!

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