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

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

  • "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

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

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

  • "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!

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 a small selection of our food traders below!