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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Derrick Errol Evans (Mr Motivator) was born in Jamaica, but has lived most of his life in the UK.

After starting in the fitness business as an instructor in North west London, Evans went on to provide One2one training to many Celebrities. His big break came on the 23rd August 1993, he was Credited with turning around the fortunes of the Breakfast Television Show GMTV.

Evans created a memorable persona wearing his now trademark bright coloured unitards, with complimentary socks and bum bags. He then went on to release a number of exercise videos and this range of videos, called BLT (Bums, Legs Tums) became the biggest selling titles in the UK and to date over 2m videos have been sold.

After approximately 10 years at GMTV Evans resigned and proceeded to develop the Motivational speaking side of his abilities, Providing talks and Team Building activities for many blue chip companies.

Each year he makes Personal appearances  on the main stage at many Family Music Festivals, around the UK and abroad with also many Motivational speaking engagements He has been living between the UK and Jamaica since the year 2000, running his eco-friendly adventure park called H’Evans Scent. Evans spends time travelling to the UK each month to carry out his many public duties.

2009 came back to GMTV to spearhead a campaign on Fitness, The Get Motivated club, where he met prime Minister Gordon Brown and also worked on the Change 4 life campaign with the NHS.

Evans provides mass workouts for many varying charities, schools and his unique way of exercising, has meant that he is in great demand which continues to lead to numerous Television, Film and radio appearances.

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