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

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

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

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

  • "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!

  • "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

  • "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

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

Apply to play Kendal Calling 2020

Want to perform at Kendal Calling this year? 

CLICK HERE and fill out the form by our deadline of Friday 10th April 2020.

Your music will then be listened to by one of a crack team of music obsessives and festival nerds, before they feed their favourites back to the festival. We’ve kept a few slots back, and we can’t wait to welcome you to the fields!

If you previously applied to play at 2020’s festival through Gigmit, your application is safe and will go through the same process as above. 

Apply now

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