• "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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious” – Einstein 

Lost Eden is an immersive arena for arts and culture, set within stunning woodland at Kendal Calling. By day, a mixture of stages and watering holes dotted among the trees will keep a bounty of music flowing throughout the afternoon. By night, watch the area transform into a cornucopia of curiosity. Intriguing installations, motion-sensor light art and walkabout performances will form a trail (or rabbit hole) brimming with unique artworks. 

Prepare to be dazzled as Coalescence Collective takeover part of Lost Eden, landing their giant illuminated Helibug, two illuminated crashed jet engines and fiery spectacles into the woods! Bump into figures of the future as Elecktron and Are We Alien? by Artemis weave their way through Lost Eden, or get those creative juices flowing and discover the Illumaphonium and HALO, two interactive, multi sensory, music making installations. A vast cornucopia of curiosity awaits you! 

As a brand new addition for 2018, the Red Stars beam into Lost Eden, bringing their super secret compound of treats and futuristic trickery to protect Kendal Calling from the dystopian takeover of OneCor and their threat of a future where creativity is illegal! Discover their Micro-Rave where they’ll be recruiting like-minded misfits, punks and rebels to join their movement or find the crashed OneCor satellite somewhere deep in the woodlands.

Over the last two years, Lost Eden has commissioned a variety of brand new artworks, including Bird Hive VR to the Mechanical Heart by Felicity Jones and the Umbrella Tree by Tim Hill and Dave Young (Rag and Bone). 

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explore Stages within Lost Eden

If you dare to journey through this rabbit hole, you must prepare to be taken on a journey from a state of nature to a tribal metropolis. Kendal Callers are cordially invited to Lost Eden, through costumed walkabout, spontaneous gatherings, workshops and encounters with newly commissioned installation art. 

There’s more to Kendal Calling than just the music, why not check out some of our suggestions below!