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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

Rising star Chris Washington continues to wow with his hilarious northern charm by “conjuring big laughs from those small, ordinary things in life”. He was nominated for best newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe with his debut show ‘ Dream Big (Within Reason) and has recently supported Jason Manford and Tom State on tour.

 “A Revelation” – Chortle

“Funny, relatable and heartwarming” – Broadway Baby

“A timeless storytelling jokesmith” – Beyond The Joke

“A comic with full potential and a bright future” – Arts Award Voice

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