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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

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

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

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


We took a colossal journey to the Jurassic Deer Park for a weekend of prehistoric frolicking and dino fun! We brought Jurassic Park to the Lake District with walkabout dinosaurs around every corner and our prehistoric parade stomping across the fields with ravishing raptors, crazy cavemen and decadent dinosaurs in toe. Even with an impressive day of downpours, the true Kendal Calling spirit shone through and come rain or shine, Kendal Callers revelled in the fields for a truly epic weekend! We witnessed potentially the best headline set we’ve ever seen in all our 14 years from Nile Rodgers & Chic, an extraordinary comeback from Doves, an electric opening performance from Orbital and an unforgettable closing from Courteeners. 2019 will definitely go down in Kendal Calling history as being one of the best!

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