• 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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

Shader are a four-piece indie-rock & roll band based in Macclesfield. Forming in early 2017, Shader spent most of the year rehearsing & recording, playing only a select few shows in Manchester, Sheffield and most recently Stoke. 

Their high quality live shows gained the attention of Flick Of The Finger who wrote “It’s unlikely for Shader to remain at this size for much longer with singles on the way and an enormous sound that could have incredible widespread appeal. The songs are built upon hard graft and arena sized ambition.” 

Northern Exposure recently tipped Shader “quickly developing into future indie superstars with their fresh sound.”

Their debut single ‘Broken Minds’ released on January 19th this year, quickly made it’s way into the hands of the BBC Introducing team who have since played the track several times to date also inviting the band into BBC Introducing from Stoke to perform a live session

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