• "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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

One thing that makes Kendal Calling stand out from the pack is our terrific Real Ale Festival. We’re more than happy to show off the amazing produce from the Lake District’s best breweries. Oh, and we just so happen to have our own ales too: Kendale and Oh Deer! The real ale festival is supported by CAMRA, and hand-picked by our very own ale connoisseurs, so you know you’ll be getting outstanding tipples.

Ale lineup

  • Lancaster Brewery
  • Tirril Brewery
  • Caledonian Brewery
  • Guest Breweries