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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

DJ Andy Smith and guests drop 80s disco,boogie and proto house, evoking the spirit and dipping into the soundtrack of legendary NYC clubs such as ‘Paradise Garage’ & ‘Studio 54’. A night highlighting the sounds that emerged as the 70’s turned into the 80’s and the DNA of club music as we know it today was being written.

DJ Andy Smith – DJ Andy Smith is best known for releasing the first ever major label multi genre mix CD, The Document (FFRR/London records) and for supplying samples and warming up for Bristol based band Portishead during the 90’s. He has gone on to release many more DJ mix CDs on various labels and holds down weekly DJ residencies in London as well as touring the globe in his own right.

Nick Halkes – From founding XL Recordings and signing the Prodigy via signing classics such as Bucketheads ‘The Bomb’ to Positiva through to getting ‘in the mix’ as a guest on both Mistajam and B-traits Radio One shows under his Horx guise, Nick has played a consistently dynamic role in the global evolution of dance music. Catching Nick at Reach up is a rare chance to hear him play the tunes that inspired him to make that journey.

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