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

  • "Kendal Calling is loved as much for its breathtaking setting in rolling green fields as for its top-notch lineup"  - Sunday Times

  • "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

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

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

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

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


Kate Nash has fallen in love with London again. Sat at home at her mum’s in Harrow in a floral dress and Creepers, a limited edition Kate Nash live poster behind her, she’s infectiously delighted to be back. “I’m in Zone 5!” she says, gassing, offering up a view of the suburbia outside her window. “I got really fucked-up last night and my mum keeps telling everyone I woke her at 5am because I came home and threw up, like some sort of teenager! HAHAHAHA.” A lot has happened since Nash self-released her third record ‘Girl Talk’ in the spring of 2013 after being dumped by her former major label via text message. You’d be forgiven for thinking she’s been in hiding since that record’s last tour. It’s wonderful then that the singer-songwriter, activist and heroic spirit is here today, possessed of an impervious rebellion and a lightness of being that makes her ‘give-a-fuck?’ honesty even more contagious. Everything seems to be coming full circle…