• "Small, perfectly formed and serving up a wealth of old-fashioned hospitality"  - The Telegraph

  • "Beautifully brilliant... one to remember"  - Manchester Evening News

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

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

  • "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!

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

  • "One of the UK’s most picturesque festivals..."  - The Guardian

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

  • "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

KENDAL CALLING 2017

In 2017, creatures big and small joined us in the fields as Kendal Calling ventured Into The Wild. The weather was suitably Cumbrian, but that didn’t stop us from having a roar-some time and shaking our tail feathers all weekend long. You might have heard of the Big 5, but this was the year that the Big 3 – Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers and Franz Ferdinand – earned their stripes storming the KC Main Stage.  

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