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

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

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

The Bad Bambino journey began in the North West UK in 2017 through the meeting of beat smith Bobby Esmond and vocalist Hannah Lea. Along the way they were joined by producer D-Clu and vocalists Emily Shrimpton and Molly Byrne. The line up was complete. For now.

Their style takes inspiration from anywhere across the musical landscape and whilst there is a heavy lean towards the synth funk of the early 1980’s, influencers from hip hop to dubstep, to 70s prog rock can be heard when you listen close enough. 

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