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

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

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

  • "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!

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

Nicolah is a Cumbrian singer-songwriter based in London and since gracing the stage at Glastonbury 2017 she has released 7 singles. This year, 2019, has seen her perform in play Section 28 & the Queer state at Alexandra Palace, play her first headline show as part of Islington Proms and embark on her first tour around home county, Cumbria. She’s finishing the year with final single release, Eve out 1st Dec 2019, a Christmas song that could easily be up there with Happy Xmas & Wonderful Christmastime.

Her music is a sum of fresh life experiences about faith, sexuality, culture… A unique and empathic world view. Built on a foundation of classic songwriting, it blends pop sensibilities with an indie spirit. She shares similarities with early Katy Perry and her Christian pop roots, the sweet strum & vocals of Joni Mitchell, and the classic catchy melodies of Hall & Oates.

In the summer of 2018 she won the Open Category – Mayor of London GIGS Competition  chosen by Judges Newton Faulkner, Lauren Churchman (BBC6music), Fuzz Chaudhrey (BBC Radio 1), Swarzy Macaly (KISS FM) & James Brister (ICMP) . After playing live for literally millions on London’s busy underground platforms, her first single Flow won the 2016 Mayor of London GIGS Songwriting Prize sponsored by PRS for Music taking her to play Glastonbury 2017. Since then she’s received support & multiple airplay from BBC introducing’s Tom Salmon and whilst on tour this September she recorded her 2nd BBC introducing session for his show. Her music has been featured on the BBC, Soho Radio, Cando FM, Spotify playlist Crack in the road & music blogs She Makes Music & Fresh on the Net’s Fresh Faves.

Final single, Eve, is seasonal, bright and heart warming. It sits somewhere between John Lennon’s Happy Xmas and Joni Mitchell’s River and is all about remembering; remembering loved ones, remembering magical moments and remember the child within.

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