• "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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

Serene are a Psych Rock trio hailing from The Lake District. The three lads met at Kendal Music College and have worked their way through the local music scene, achieving regular city gigs in Manchester and Liverpool. 
Three years on, they have regular spots on the Manchester circuit; The Night and Day Cafe, The Castle, Zombie Shack, The Peer Hat, along with the brand new Peaky Blinders Bar (Liverpool). In summer, Serene are often found at a multitude of Lake District festivals, such as EskFest, Another Fine Fest, PigFest, DogFest, MoonFest, Noon til Midnight and Grasmere Guzzler.
In summer 2016 they embarked upon a two week tour of Italy, previewing their new material prior to releasing their debut album – The Lonely Road. This proved successful as it gained the band a session with BBC Introducing. CumbriaLIVE described the band as ‘one of the finest live acts in the county’. The band also supported Nazareth on their tour of England in January 2018.
The beginning of 2018 is promising, with a large number of bookings in Manchester and Liverpool taken, along with a new partnership with Scruff of the Neck Records, Still Frame Media Promotions, along with their first TV session with Liverpool’s ‘The 2ube’.