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

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

Revealing Yam Riot and Shap Chippy gig

We’re thrilled to reveal our Yam Riot line-up bursting to the seams with exciting, emerging Cumbrian talent, ahead of our second wave of music, comedy, arts & culture coming later this month!

Colt 45, Hardwicke Circus, mylittlebrother, Droll Man, Eliza Gutteridge, The Case Of Us, Sallows and many more join us in the fields at the best place to discover fresh, local Cumbrian talent. By day, see the next big thing with a line-up carefully selected to showcase the best the Lake District has to offer in new, up and coming music.

By night, catch an eclectic line-up of artists curated by our friends at Global Riot, including the likes of Supergiant, Bethlehem Casuals, Mama Moonshine, Jerramiah Ferrari and many more.

View the full line-up HERE

To celebrate our Yam Riot announcement, Hardwicke Circus and mylittlebrother will both perform special acoustic sets, live at Shap’s award-winning and much loved chip shop ‘Shap Chippy’ from 5PM on Friday 15th March. Head down to catch them, grab some award-winning fish & chips and be in with a chance of winning a pair of golden tickets to Kendal Calling 2019! Winner will be announced at 7PM in Shap Chippy and on their socials.

Get ahead of the crowd and listen to the sounds of Yam Riot at Kendal Calling 2019 below.


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