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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

You may know him from the Red Dwarf, Coronation Street or his hilarious narration on Takeshi’s Castle but there’s more to the man. Over the last fifteen illustrious years, Craig Charles has honed his DJ skill set with a primetime slot on BBC Radio 6 Music and most recently his set on BBC Radio 2 – ‘The Craig Charles House Party’. On 6 Music’s ‘The Funk and Soul Show’, Craig allows his childhood to influence his love of music – playing artists such as Edwin Star, Marvin Gaye and Ray Charles. Since 2002, Craig has ensured that he keeps introducing funk and soul music to his loyal fans. The Funk and Soul Show has allowed him to become one of the UK’s most beloved radio DJs – delivering the best tunes to those who hunger for new and old music. However, this is just a part of what Craig Charles does. Rather than deprive the UK of their funky desires his DJ skills go on the road under the moniker The Funk and Soul Club. 

Time isn’t slowing down and neither is Craig Charles, either through the airwaves or in person. You can even groove on the move with his hand-picked, floor filling, soul spilling compilation albums available on Freestyle Records.

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