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

  • "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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

Church of the Cosmic Skull are not only one of the most exciting rock bands in the world today, but also an ever-growing spiritual organization, spreading the light of the Cosmic Rainbow across this planet and beyond.

The Church release their third studio album ‘Everybody’s Going To Die’ in November 2019 on limited edition heavyweight vinyl, CD edition cassette via their own label Septaphonic Records. The Nottingham based ‘spiritual organisation’ continue to astonish listeners and festival audiences across Europe with their unique blend of prog, psych, rock, and ‘Occult Pop’.

Since their 2016 debut ‘Is Satan Real?’, electric viola, piano and Rhodes have been introduced alongside the Hammond organ and six-part vocal harmonies, resulting in a sound that truly ‘puts the ABBA in Sabbath’.

The decision to remain independent is a reflection of both the changing landscape of the music industry, and the Church’s wholeheartedly DIY approach, having turned down major label offers in favour of starting Septaphonic Records and their own live events company, Cyclopean Productions. Quoting one of the ‘7 Objects’, Church founder Brother Bill Fisher describes this as a chance to ‘Celebrate and uphold the freedom of art, science and thought.’

2020 will see the Church tour the UK and further afield, continue their ‘Tele-Vision’ output with mind-blowing new music videos, and invite all living beings to join the Cosmic Family on the ‘Psychic Ascension to Humanity’. 

“Enjoying this new band’s take on prog” – Jonathan Ross

“If you can catch this band live, you’d be mad not to” – LeftLion

“Fans of Queen and Queens of the Stone Age will nod sagely” ★★★★ – Mojo Magazine

“A true modern day prog rock classic that should be exalted from the highest altar” 9/10 – Powerplay Magazine

“The interplay between the musicians is exceptional” – Midlands Rocks

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