• "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

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

  • "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!

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

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

Space Monkeys were the last ever band signed by Tony Wilson to his legendary Factory Records Label after spotting them play a gig in the basement of the Hacienda in 1995. Two years later the band sold a quarter of a million records worldwide through the success of the Billboard top 40 hit ‘Sugar Cane’. Ian Brown, Liam Gallagher and Irvine Welsh were all spotted at Space Monkeys gigs in the late 90’s. The cult Manchester band are back in 2018 currently recording their first new album in 20 years.

‘Space Monkeys are the best thing out of Manchester since the Inspiral Carpets roadies got ideas above their station. F**king stunning.’ – Tony Wilson,1996.