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

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

Melanie Baker is a 19 year old singer-songwriter from Cumbria, inspired by the likes of Gabrielle Aplin, Lucy Rose and Tom Odell. Her melodic pop ballads became popular online after self-releasing her debut singles in 2016 and building a loyal fanbase on YouTube. Over the last year Melanie has taken a trip Nashville to hone her songwriting skills, played gigs around Cumbria, Newcastle and London supporting the likes of dodie and Ward Thomas. She has recently been working on new material which she hopes to release this autumn.

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