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

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

Brothers Jordi & Jack James created Sugarthief after a few years busking and playing open-mic nights. Their desire to play their ‘home-recorded’ music in a full band setup led them to join forces with ex-school pals Reece Downton (Drums) and Luke Owen (Bass).

The band’s fast trajectory began at the start of last year when they posted their first buzz-worthy track, ‘New Ends’, online in March 2016. It was quickly picked up by taste-makers and press – gaining Sugarthief regular spins on BBC Introducing WM and Amazing Radio – before the drop of pop-drenched second single ‘Crowing Youth’, saw them invited to perform an unplugged live session in the Mailbox studio at BBC Birmingham.