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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

One of the things we’re most proud of at Kendal Calling is our huge variety of brilliant food. This isn’t the 80’s anymore, where the only festival food you get falls under ‘slop’ or ‘chip’ – we’ve got British favourites, amazing pies, creole, Mexican, Tibetan, Indian fodder and more! Want posh burgers? Want fortifying smoothies? Want veggie goodies? We have something for you!

Vegetarian, vegan or gluten free? We cater for all dietary requirements at Kendal Calling! You need the fuel for all that dancing in the fields!

See our yummy food traders below!


It’s all about the Sauasage

Earthworm Kitchen

Little Espresso Company


Barnaby Sykes Pie Maker

Butty Boys – Peace and Loaf

Chicken Shack

Coffee Cart Express

The Coffee Gondola

Ank Marvin Burgers 

Gandhi’s flip-flop

Gourmet Catering Wedges & Dips

Happy Hookahs

Johnny Baghdads

Los Churros Amigos

Mango Rays

Shippy Chippy (Market Street Chippy)

Mexico Joe’s Sizzling Burger 

Piggie Smalls Hotdog Co


Pizza Peddlers

Pura Vida

The Roaming Rotisserie

The Seacow

Senor Churro


Now ‘n’ Zen

Strumpets with Crumpets 


Texas Smoker 

The Fruit Salad Bar 

Tibetan Kitchen

Toastie Heaven

Toasty Catering

Castaway Kitchen

Chunky Chips and Chicken Strips  

Chunky Chips and Wicked Dips 

Kendal Calling CafĂ© 


Mexican – Jumping Bean 

New York Street Food

Chicken Run

Chips and Dips 

Steak House 

Juan Surfo Steak Shack 

Holy Moly Macaroni

Dunked Patties

The Coffee Bug

Deer Lodge 

Emperors Field Coffee Cart Express

The Pitt

Manchester Coffee Co.