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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

The Soapbox stage is bursting at the seams with a belly full of laughs and fun featuring comedy, spoken word, talks, Previous years have seen, Musical Bingo, Last Man Standing game show and twerk-tastic and latino vibe dance classes too. So, grab your sense of humour and come on down!

Lineup

  • JOSH WIDDICOMBE
  • REGINALD D HUNTER
  • PAUL SMITH
  • JUSTIN MOORHOUSE
  • DAN NIGHTINGALE
  • MATT REED
  • RAYMOND & MR TIMPKINS: HAM
  • CHRIS BETTS VS THE AUDIENCE
  • OH MY GOD! IT’S THE CHURCH
  • LA LUCHA BRITANNIA WRESTLING
  • DABBERS SOCIAL BINGO
  • GOSPELOKE
  • LAST MAN STANDING
  • TAFFY THOMAS
  • BEAUTIFUL MAGICIAN’S CLUB
  • DIGITAL FUNFAIR
  • PUNK IN DRUBLIC present DOMINIC BERRY
  • DAVE VINEY
  • ELISE HADGRAFT
  • GENEVIEVE WALSH
  • BROCCAN TYZACK-CARLIN
  • ROBERT STEVENTON

Other Stages

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