• "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

  • "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

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

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

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

Denise Johnson Photo Credit to Katie Dervin

Born in Manchester, a city known for it’s rich music heritage her credentials reads like a who’s who of contemporary music and chances are you may already own a record with her voice on it.

From Manchester’s post punk avant funksters A Certain Ratio to the psychedelic Scottish blues of Primal Scream, George Clinton, Ian Brown and a few more in between. 

Most recently she can be heard performing on New Order’s critically acclaimed album ”Music Complete”. 

From the Hacienda to Wembley Arena, Denise’s voice has played a major part of every live gig and record she’s performed on.