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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

The Kendale Trail launches across the North West

We are thrilled to reveal our ‘Kendale Trail’, an interactive route through the North West’s greatest boozers, giving you the chance to win the ultimate music and ale fan experience at the festival, including four weekend tickets, a £200 bar tab and a bar at the festival named after yourself!

To celebrate fifteen years of Kendal Calling, we have teamed up with Lancaster Brewery to launch the our very own ale trail, with over 25 pubs now serving the festival’s own delicious ‘Kendale’ IPA, with 10p of every pint sold donated to Guide Dogs for the Blind. Ranging from The Old Post Office Ale House in Castleton all the way up to Kendal staple The New Union, or across to the Royal Oak in Wigan, it’s a pub-lovers dream.

Not only a great way to spend a weekend, the Kendale Trail gives customers who buy six pints of Kendale the chance to win the ultimate music and ale fan experience at Kendal Calling. All Kendale Trailers have to do is pick up a limited edition Kendale beer mat from one of the Kendale pubs, collect six Kendal stamps from selected pubs and send a photo of your fully stamped beer mat to Kendal Calling Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or via email at hello@kendalcalling.com by 30th June 2020.

Find your nearest pub and how to enter here.

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