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

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

Lowther Deer Park The Beautiful Lake District
25-28 July 2019
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As much as we love to hear from all the Kendal Callers please keep in mind that we are a small team and may not be able to get back to you immediately. We endeavour to write back to you within 48 hours, however, please don’t be dismayed if it’s slightly earlier or later!

To help us please check the info and FAQ pages on the website to see if your query can be answered.


Our trader applications for 2018 are now closed!


Our artist applications for 2018 are now closed. These will re-open for our 2019 festival at the end of the year.


Our contributor’s applications are now closed for 2018.


Our Press Team are The Zeitgeist Agency. You can contact them by emailing: contact@thezeitgeistagency.com

Lost Eden


Our Lost Eden co-commission application for our 2018 festival is now closed.


Kendal Calling 2018 maybe SOLD OUT, but you can still be there as part of our onsite team and enjoy the event as a volunteer. Tasks are light and enjoyable and shifts allocated to allow you to delight in as much of the festival as possible with friends. 

 Volunteers receive a meal per shift, access to free showers and secure staff campsite whilst saving on the ticket price.  Apply today HERE


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