• "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!

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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revealing the Kendal Calling Radio lineup


We are delighted to announce the full line-up for Kendal Calling Radio, broadcasting live from Thursday 30 July – Sunday 02 August to raise money for the Kendal Calling Family Foundation.

We have exclusive interviews with the likes of Grammy-winning Disco icon Nile Rodgers, Madchester legends Happy Mondays, Primal Scream’s Simone Marie Butler, 808 State, Rae Morris and more.

Join us to relive some classic Kendal Calling sets from over the years, including Nile Rodgers & Chic from 2019, Franz Ferdinand from 2017, Madness from 2016 and more!

We’ve also teamed up with Absolute Radio for a Main Stage takeover show on Sunday night, where they’ll be broadcasting exclusive archive sets, interviews with artists, competitions and more.

Get ready for some late night parties with DJ sets from electronica heroes 808 State, producer and DJ Mr Scruff and everyone’s favourite beat-boxer and live loop artist Beardyman!

It gets even better… we’ve joined forces with the legend that is Tim Burgess to bring you three very special Kendal Calling listening parties! Tim will be joined by Easy Life, You Me At Six and The Magic Gang for album playalongs that we can all get involved in!

With a huge opening party hosted by Clint Boon, Kids Calling morning takeovers with Alex Winters, stage takeovers from Chai Wallah’s, Frank Turner and BBC Introducing in Cumbria and loads more, there’s plenty for listeners to celebrate the Kendal Calling weekend at home!

Don’t forget that Kendal Calling Radio is fundraising for the Kendal Calling Family Foundation, a new initiative to support our amazing charity partners that desperately need our help – North West Air Ambulance, Alder Hey Children’s Charity, Guide Dogs for the Blind, St John’s Ambulance and Hospice at Home.

Support the foundation by picking up some limited edition Kendal Calling 2020 merchandise and making a one-off donation at kendalcallingradio.com

Head to kendalcallingradio.com to check out the schedule and get ready for a huge Kendal Calling party!

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