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

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

Extinction Rebellion join the Kendal Calling lineup

Let’s stop another extinction!

We’re excited to be bringing Extinction Rebellion to Kendal Calling 2019, curating a creative space that tackles the issue of climate breakdown empowering festival-goers to take action through activism, along with being entertained. Extinction Rebellion’s space at Kendal Calling 2019 will feature a program of talks, films and workshops, alongside screen printing and yoga sessions throughout the weekend.

Using peaceful civil disobedience, they believe it’s a citizen’s duty to rebel, addressing the ecological crisis of climate change and the 6th mass species extinction. With the mass extinction and colossal wipe-out of the dinosaurs thousands of years ago and the warnings of global warming effecting ecosystems on our planet right now, it’s time to step up and do our bit!

Extinction Rebellion’s topline demands are:

  • The Government must admit the truth about the ecological emergency, reverse all policies inconsistent with addressing climate change, and work alongside the media to communicate with citizens
  • The Government must enact legally binding policy measures to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2025 and to reduce consumption levels
  • A national Citizen’s Assembly must be created, to oversee the changes, as part of creating a democracy fit for purpose.

We look forward to welcoming them to the fields this year!

Andy, Ben & the KC Team x

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