• 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

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

  • "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

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

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

New Kendal Calling 2020 additions revealed!

We’ve levelled up Kendal Calling 2020 with loads of new artists, comedians, stage takeovers and festival areas!

We’re thrilled to welcome synth-pop icons Goldfrapp to the fields for the first time and back by popular demand we have The Slow Readers Club with another of their blistering sets! Whilst Soapbox returns with a side-splitting lineup featuring panel show titan Marcus Brigstocke, one-liner maestro Gary Delaney, breakthrough favourite Tez Ilyas and loads more.

But that’s not all, we’ve added more live music from the likes of eccentric indie outfit ​Feet, Scottish indie blazers ​Retro Video Club, Stanleys, Marie White and Lindsay Munroe​, plus huge stage takeovers from Xtra Mile Recordings and the beloved Frank Turner, Earache Records, BBC Music Introducing In Cumbria, Off Axis and Brighter Sound with their Both Sides Now takeover.

And it gets even better… we are celebrating our fifteenth year in the fields by unveiling a brand new immersive funfair destination ‘Carneville’ as part of this year’s theme Kendal Calling Goes To The Arcade! Expect three stages (two brand new for 2020), traditional funfair games and rides alongside a cast of quirky characters and more across the new late-night area.

Don’t think we’ve finished, we still have plenty more to share with you in the coming weeks, but for now head to the line-up page to explore the second wave of acts and pick up your tickets here.

See you in the fields!
Andy, Ben & the KC team x


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