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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Seasick Steve has come a very long way in 10 years since he burst into the public consciousness with his amazingly raw, powerful emotional performances on TV. It is those  astonishing and engaging live performances that have turned Steve and drummer Dan Magnusson into such a powerful force both Iive and on record. The release of his new album culminated in a performance at the iconic SSE Arena, Wembley, London in 2016 alongside Steve’s fifth consecutive Top 10 Album in the UK.

“It’s a great honour to have young people think you ain’t boring, when you’re old. Most young people think that old people are boring, and they are boring! But we just go play, and with young people it’s like “ do you rock, or do you not rock?” I love it when they freak out because it means we’ve done the deed.”

As he says, Steve is having the time of his life selling out venues as he goes all over the world, and it’s the energy of putting new songs on record and the electricity of playing live to huge crowds that continue to drive him.