• "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

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

  • "Run to the hills for this small, family-friendly indie-dance festival. Small but beautifully formed"  - The Independent

  • "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

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

  • "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

26-29 July 2018
Lowther Deer Park The Beautiful Lake District

For the last 12 years, we have been honoured to work with a team that has breathed life into Kendal Calling year after year, creating dreams and memories for us all.

We thought it was about time we gave them center stage with this series of images taken this year by Elspeth Mary-Moore.

Thank you to all the Kendal Calling family involved through the years*. Meeting up with the team on site is the highlight of our season and we’ve made so many new friends along the way.

And thank you to all our Kendal Callers for giving us the motivation to improve year on year and bring the hills and valleys of the Lakes alive with the sound of KC!

See you in the fields x

*PS Sorry we couldn’t all get on here, you know who you are!


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