• "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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • "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

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

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

From working with Wretch 32 and receiving support from Adidas at the age of 18, performing his first ever London show at the Royal Albert Hall at 21, the now 24-year-old artiste, producer and visual curator taking the industry by storm goes by the name of Tobi Sunmola. Born in Nigeria, the British artiste Tobi Sunmola continues to solidify his name across the UK and beyond.

Following the release of his debut single “Run Free” in 2016 – premiered by BBC Radio 1 and accompanied by a strikingly simple video created with his network of Manchester collaborators – Tobi performed at Radio 1 Big Weekend, was tipped by The Mobo’s as “One To Watch”, and released his debut EP  early in 2017; “Childhood Culture” – a body of work he describes as “a fusion between his heritage and current environment”. According to Tobi, “I wanted my first project to clearly identify who I am, my experiences and reflect the times I find myself in”.

In 2017, Tobi released a second EP after a short hiatus called “City of Dreams. According to Tobi “This project is based on the idea of the movie ‘inception’ and the meaning of one’s dream becoming their reality. We can all fall into a state of limbo too sometimes”. This project was supported by various media and magazine outlets such as Apple’s Beats 1, BBC Radio 1 & 1xtra, Mass Appeal, Afropunk, The Line of Best Fit, Lost Culture and more. Tobi Is currently working on his next project which he describes as his “butterfly state”. He calls this project “Good Guys Don’t Survive”.

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