• "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

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

  • "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

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Anglo-Danish trio Off Bloom know they’re a part of something special.

A trio consisting of Mads, Alex and Mette, they’ve been surrounded by inspiration in one of the world’s most exciting scenes. And after gaining support from tastemakers including BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, as well as being invited to perform at Scandinavia’s prestigious P3 Awards, they haven’t lost sight of their foundations.

Copenhagen being their base, they’ve formed close bonds with the likes of Liss, MØ, Goss, School of X, Vera and Vasco, bands and producers intent on pushing boundaries at every opportunity. A sense of communion ties these acts together, and just recently Off Bloom decided to turn this boundless new wave into something more concrete, by establishing their own label Sport Records. For these three, making instant fix, ultra-inventive pop songs isn’t enough.

When they started out, Off Bloom were a lot more isolated. Producers going it alone, Alex and Mads were hugely inspired by experimental stalwarts like Hudson Mohawke, Cashmere Cat and the LuckyMe crew. But replication of these big names wasn’t an option. “We don’t want to do something that’s already been done,” they decided. “We can do something that’s even more interesting. We can add pop melodies. This beautiful melody on top of these crazy productions. That became our thing,” Mads says. Shortly after that, Mette joined the group, perfectly complementing the group’s early ambitions. Off Bloom had their trademark – explosive, unpredictable productions with bright, gleaming melodies leading the way.