• "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 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

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

  • 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

  • "Kendal Calling is loved as much for its breathtaking setting in rolling green fields as for its top-notch lineup"  - Sunday Times

Since forming in Manchester in 1982, James’ enduring creativity and musical legacy has made them one of the most influential British indie bands. During their music career now spanning over 30 years, they have released 13 studio albums selling 13 million albums worldwide. A 14th studio album ‘GIRL AT THE END OF THE WORLD’ was released on 18th March 2016.

James’ biggest hits include ‘SIT DOWN’, ‘SHE’S A STAR’, ‘LAID’ and ‘GETTING AWAY WITH IT (ALL MESSED UP)’ with an impressive 20 Top 40 singles in the UK under their belt. 

Their seminal 1993 Brian Eno produced album “LAID” has shipped a million copies in the US alone, and has been further fuelled globally of late for its usage throughout the ‘American Pie’ film & sequels.