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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious” – Einstein

Lost Eden is an immersive arena for arts and culture, set within stunning woodland at Kendal Calling. By day, a mixture of stages and watering holes dotted among the trees will keep a bounty of music flowing throughout the afternoon. By night, watch the area transform into a cornucopia of curiosity. Intriguing installations, motion-sensor light art and walkabout performances will form a trail (or rabbit hole) brimming with unique artworks. 

Over the last two years, Lost Eden has commissioned a variety of brand new artworks, including Bird Hive VR to the Mechanical Heart by Felicity Jones and the Umbrella Tree by Tim Hill and Dave Young (Rag and Bone).

This year another stellar set of installation artists will be joining us in the fields, as well as the brand new Kraken Rum Freaky Tiki bar, which will be housing dance DJ sets and a fiery pit to gather around, well into the early hours. 

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explore Stages within Lost Eden

If you dare to journey through this rabbit hole, you must prepare to be taken on a journey from a state of nature to a tribal metropolis. Kendal Callers are cordially invited to Lost Eden, through costumed walkabout, spontaneous gatherings, workshops and encounters with newly commissioned installation art. 

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