• "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

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

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

  • "It's unlike any other festival. One of the highlights of summer!"  - The Charlatans

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

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

  • "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!

  • "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

Aaron Smith’s music sounds so bucolic, so natural, that it encourages you to think of something beautiful, almost pastoral. The reality, though, is a little harsher. He grew up in the small Scottish town of Polmont, a kind of nowhere zone 50 miles outside of Glasgow.

The songwriter’s journey, his experiences of both love and trauma, fuel an incredible new EP. His debut EP is the work of a bold, singular voice, one that wants to speak truths but also find as wide an audience as possible – it recalls Bon Iver but also Keane; it harbours the pensive approach of Ry X, but also the sheer will to communicate of Coldplay’s Chris Martin.

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