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

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

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

  • "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

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

  • "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!

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

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

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

The Illicits are a 4 piece Rock band from Blackburn, Lancashire. 
 The quartet who recently signed to Alan McGee’s Creation 23 label are creating a major buzz by their music whilst paying homage to their roots of Northern Industry. 
 Before they even released a single the band sold-out a hometown show at Blackburn’s Electric Church and appeared and performed on TV show Soccer AM. 
 They have also been given support slots for Liam Gallaghers upcoming arena tour. In addition they have to date supported : The Zutons, DMA’s, Miles Kane and Primal Scream. 
 George Richards (vocals), Brad Hayes (lead guitar), Joe Mitchell (bass) and Matt Cottam (drums)

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