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

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

  • "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

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

  • 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

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

Calling Out is one of the most exciting stages at Kendal Calling, as this is the place where you get to see the newest, coolest bands around. Mumford & Sons, The 1975, London Grammar, Ghostpoet, Public Service Broadcasting, Toy, Kid British, Wild Beasts, Fenech Soler and so many more have appeared on our intimate stage before going on to pack out huge venues. If you want to see emerging, exciting music, this is the place.

Lineup

 

Other stages

There’s more to Kendal Calling than just the music, why not check out some of our suggestions below!