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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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

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From the swirling smog of Teesside industry emerges a ray of musical sunshine – Smoggy Riddim!  The Boro-born band of brothers play some songs you know, but not how you know them. Their unique blend of ‘drum and brass’ brings together an eclectic mix of samba, funk and downright dirty grooves, creating a colour that repaints the image of the grey clouds of their hometown.  The Boro-boys are bringing their latinista rythms and world music vibe to Kendal Calling in what is sure to be an enjoyable collaboration with some of the members of Riot Jazz stage’s favourites The Thingumajigs.  This promises to be a gig to remember…   ‘No two gigs the same’ is the motto – watch this space!