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

  • "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

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

  • "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!

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

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

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

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

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

A one-of-a-kind band combining electronic music with live instruments, face-melting visuals and a smorgasbord of theatric performers to create an immersive audio-visual experience.

An ensemble of bass, brass and orchestral performers push the energy of the live show one step further while the performance is brought together by synths and electronic beats created by award-winning producer Mike Freear. Mike’s compositions are adapted and performed live by a host of musicians from across the UK. With many years of musical experience between them, they bring an unrivalled creative flair and a true passion for entertaining to the show. Violin, drums, synths, bass guitar, sax, trombone, trumpet, and powerhouse vocals by Kathika Rabbit.



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