• "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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 Liverpool Sound City 16 Andy Hughes Band Shot
We are the shiny disco ball hat wearing, ultimate genre hopping, twisted festival, live stage machine that puts the emphasis on music, entertaining and laughter. We are a party at its most outrageous and ridiculous. 

 

Imagine Primal Scream and Happy Mondays had children genetically fused with the DNA of Frank Zappa, Bob Marley, James Brown, George Clinton and Neil Diamond.

 

Our live shows have included riding over the crowd in an inflatable Dijunicorn, laughter yoga, hug-offs, dance-offs in a giant hay bird nest, singalongs about dancing in gay discos and being heartbroken by ginger people, line dancing and high 5ing to the beats.
Expect the unexpected when The Dijon Family come to town!

2016 was our most successful year yet as we played 38 gigs (mostly sell-outs – including 18 festivals) in Scotland, Ireland, England and South Korea on The Peace, Love & Mustard Tour. 
The 5th of March 2016 was a defining moment in our career as we played Yellowland; our second headlining gig at the Barrowland Ballroom. A capacity crowd of 1,900 were there for what many described as the greatest gig they’ve ever witnessed. The reviews have been some of the best we’ve ever had and even BuzzFeed got in on the Yellowland action (check out #13). We finished last year in style with our annual Yellow Xmas Party under the biggest disco ball in Europe at the O2 ABC Glasgow on Friday 23rd December with DF Concerts. A 1,300 sell-out a month in advance which received this belter of a review from F*CK YES blog.

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