• "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

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

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

  • "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

“Like LCD Soundsystem in space. It’s crunchy, psychedelic and very catchy, quality new music from Hello Cosmos” – BBC 6 Music.

Beamed direct from an alternative universe in which The Fall were produced by DFA Records’ Andy Goldsworthy, Hello Cosmos hurtle towards Earth with a Radio Clash collision of post-punk, indie-disco and alternative rock.

Put together and led by songwriter and bass player Ben Robinson, co-founder of Kendal Calling & Bluedot Festival, on record Hello Cosmos is made up of a cast of collaborators that Ben has met over the years with over 20 performers over 3 years including his brother Simon on drums.

Hello Cosmos live is made up of a four piece including Ben, his bother, Angela Chan (Placebo, Lanterns on the Lake) & Adrian Ingham. 

“Powerful, raw driving Who rock with a twist of The Fall'” – John Robb, Louder than War