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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In 2016 Alibi, a four-­piece indie-­rock band, were fresh faces in the Hastings music scene, releasing their self-­titled EP and gigging locally. Since then they’ve gigged extensively in the South East, performed on BBC Introducing the South and had their new single “Space, Man” played by Huw Stephens on Radio 1. BBC Introducing Invited Alibi to play Reading & Leeds and made the single Space, Man Radio One Track of the week in the run up to the festivals.

Maxi Williams (lead vocals/guitar), Matt Edwards (lead guitar/vocals), Benji Meacham (bass/vocals) & Wesley Brown (drums) state their influences among The Black Keys, The Libertines, Spring King and The Smiths. Their tight vocals and strong stage presence further expectations as they continue to gain momentum, and as well as a progression in sound, Alibi have recently taken their first steps from locally filmed music videos on the beaches of Hastings and Bexhill to professionally filmed, in-­studio videos -­ beginning with their new video for “Space, Man”. With their biting guitar-­riffs and boyish charm, Alibi welcome a vast and mixed audience. They have proven to be a secret that Hastings cannot conceal, and thus emerged willing and ready to get you off your feet.

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