• "Beautifully brilliant... one to remember"  - Manchester Evening News

  • "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

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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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


Festival Safe is a cross-industry initiative designed by festival organisers and industry professionals. It is a central resource to share useful information and advice with you festival goers in a fun and engaging way before you head to the festival. Get prepared with essential advice and handy tips to have you becoming a festival pro in no time!

Whether you’re a festival first-timer or a loyal festival veteran, Festival Safe is a platform for everyone! It includes valuable sections on:

Festival first-timer: What tent do you buy? How you can cope with the toilets? What do you pack? All your questions answered to avoid any #FestivalFails!

Camping: Which campsite will be right for me? Whether you’re the Bear Grylls survival type or the glamping kind, Festival Safe gives you a survival guide to be a happy camper! 

Families: An essential guide for those taking the little ones to the fields, with some suggestions and key tips to get your prepared beforehand to pack for the both of you.

Wellbeing: Festivals can sometimes be a test of endurance with the mix of sunshine and downpours, but stay on top form with your physical and mental health!

Crime: We need to make sure our festival friends and family are safe whilst in the fields, so make sure to take precautions to be alert.

Alcohol & other drugs: Be sure not to overdo it – know the facts and stay safe in the fields!

Visit Festival Safe to get festival ready HERE 

AIF-LOGO-NORMAL-470x542 copy


We’ve also teamed up with our friends at the AIF, uniting and empowering independent festivals to ensure you’re safe in the fields. Take a look at the AIF Sexual Safety Charter of Best Practice HERE

This site uses cookies.

Please confirm, if you accept our tracking cookies. Find out more