• "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

  • "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

Our Woodlands stage has been causing a storm, with Donovan, British Sea Power, Slamboree, The Heartbreaks, The Feud and Lake District heroes The Witch & The Robot bringing the ruckus!

wAnder into the woods and discover some of the most tree-riffic UK & International bands, curated by us and our friends at off-axis and pirate studios! Not only that, after the bands have finished, you can stick around for our infamous Silent Disco until the wee small hours!

Lineup

  • GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN
  • FLEETMAC WOOD
  • THE SAMBA STONES
  • TWISTED WHEEL
  • GIANT ROOKS
  • THE MEMBRANES & THE CLAIRE PILLING SESSION CHOIR
  • THE LOTTERY WINNERS
  • CALVA LOUISE
  • NO HOT ASHES
  • LUCIA
  • LAZY DAY
  • HANDS OFF GRETEL
  • SAYTR PLAY
  • VALERAS
  • JUMANJI
  • COURTYARDS
  • MERCYS CARTEL
  • TRANQUA LITE
  • BLANKETMAN
  • TAMZENE
  • BILLY MITCHELL
  • LAST OF THE WONDERKIDS
  • CHRIS GREIG & THE MERCHANTS
  • ED THE DOG
  • ZOONI
  • WALT DISCO

Other Stages

 

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