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

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

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

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

Every year, Riot Jazz take KC’s theme and turns it on its head. With a wild variety of bands, ranging from their own Riot Jazz Brass Band, to rhythm ‘n’ blues, to cosmic disco and booty rattling dub, you’re guaranteed to have a great time as you escape into a world of hidden gems and more. One for the chin-scratchers and party fiends alike!


Other Stage

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