• 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

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

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

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

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

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


What’s a music festival without a giant Archer and a refreshing pint of cider? 

No need to answer that, because The Strongbow Yard is back – and so is your chance to own the weekend!

Join us in the day for fresh beats and ice-cold refreshment, plus – new for 2018 –  exclusive live broadcasts from Radio X DJs Elis & John, with some very special guests.In the evening, it’s business as usual as we take things up a notch – right through until 2am

So if you’re looking for somewhere to hang out with friends and truly own your festival experience, just look for the Strongbow Archer. You can’t miss him.


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