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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

Crispin Halcrow is a songwriter from the small town of Kendal, on the fringes of the Lake District. Despite having written songs since the age of fifteen, it was not until he swapped the Lakes for the historic city of York, back in 2015, that he started playing his songs publicly.

Now twenty, this indie/folk singer-songwriter is “quietly cultivating a reputation for intimate, moving performances, captivating audiences to pin-drop silence within just a few lines”. This has caused many to draw comparisons to folk artist Seth Lakeman, along with the likes of Johnny Flynn and Damian Rice.

As is often the case, it was his parents’ collection of Eva Cassidy, Billy Joel, Springsteen and Dylan records that featured heavily from a young age. This, combined with the later discoveries of John Martyn, Nick Drake and John Smith, has lead to the musical style you hear today.

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