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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • "Amazing setting, lovely people, great mix of music & a real ale tent right next to where I was DJing!"  - Mr Scruff

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

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

Teenagehood, brotherhood and a love for an array of alternative music has united Burnley’s Goa Express. The intensity of the friendship has resulted in the occasional bust up along the way, yet it only add to the burning chemistry which the band offer on record and on stage. Together, James Douglas Clarke (Guitar + Vocals), Joe Clarke (Keys), Joey Stein (Lead Guitar), Naham Muzaffar (Bass) and Sam Launder (Drums) all contribute to a fuzzy wall of diverse sound, becoming harder to pin down with their constantly evolving, psych-umbrella’d, rock and roll.

Recorded and produced by Nathan Saoudi (Fat White Family), newest single, ‘The Day’, has attracted the attention of BBC Introducing Leeds and Lancashire, as well as gaining multiple plays on Steve Lamaq’s BBC Radio 6 show. On the lyrics, Douglas-Clarke comments; ‘the new tracks are about moving out to university and getting caught for doing shit whilst there and about the fake, social media platform of our society, lick arses and and how everybody wants to pretend that they’re friends.’

The live show which they offer is impeccably tight. The hard-hitting, dark lyrics juxtapose the positive and rowdy energy which crowds around the north-west gig circuit have come to love.

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