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

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

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

  • "It's unlike any other festival. One of the highlights of summer!"  - The Charlatans

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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

SUSTAINABILITY IN THE FIELDS:

At Kendal Calling, our team has been bustling away behind the scenes to keep our fields as clean and tidy as possible during and after the festival. 

We’re putting in some exciting sustainable plans for you to get involved with, to maintain a happy Deer Park when we make it our home for 4 days out of 365 (and a half!).

There will be a number of new initiatives announced over the coming months including an industry first…(!). For now we can announced the following:

Leave No Trace

– This year we are appealing to all Kendal Callers to treat are home in the beautiful Lake District with the care it deserves. Please clean your campsite with the bio-degradable bags provided and take your tent home with you. We will be announcing new initiatives over the coming months so please watch this space.

– The Campsite Carers will be distributing recycling bags across our campsites for a cleaner ethos to all.

– We’re phasing out plastic bags across the festival, including black bin liners. We will be replacing black bin-liners with bio-degradable clear bin-liners and will be handing these out in campsites – so please take one and clean your camp before leaving.

Plastic

– Working with the Association of Independent Festivals to avoid single-use plastics across the festival – including plastic bottles, plastic cutlery, plastic plates etc.

– United Utilities be once again giving out 10,000 FREE reusable water bottles which can be used at the numerous water points around site.

– Can-O-Water will continue to be used, replacing single-use plastic water bottles across all our bars – whilst nothing is as environmentally friendly as reusable bottles, this is far better for the environment than plastic bottles.

– We’re phasing out plastic bags across the festival, including black bin liners. We will be replacing black bin-liners with bio-degradable clear bin-liners and will be handing these out in campsites – so please take one and clean your camp before leaving.

– Tim Peaks, the home of incredible Yorkshire tea and coffee, will have a cup return scheme.

Carbon Balancing

 – We give 100% of all carbon-balancing donations, made through the ticket buying process, to Energy Revolution who invest in  projects that create clean renewable energy, offsetting you carbon emission made during travel to and from the festival. Find out more about these projects here

Food

– Food waste is being separated and composted with left over foods from caterers being given to local food banks.

Lighting

– All 12km of Festoon lighting has been converted to LED for 2020 reducing energy usage.

Please help us to be sustainable in the fields. Look after the Deer Park, take your tents home and stop the tent graveyard!

Be a Deer, leave no trace!

 

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