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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘Manchester’s finest – and most persuasive – advert for quixotic musical adventure’ – Manchester Evening News

Agbeko (originally an Ewe warrior dance) effortlessly draw inspiration from the golden age of 1970’s Nigerian, Ghanaian and Ethiopian dancefloors and deliver it through the filter of 11 young twenty-somethings who grew up on rock, funk and raucous-leaning jazz.

The ’22-legged afro-party monster’ (Soundcrash) released their debut E.P. ‘Unite’ in July 2017 and are rapidly gaining a reputation across the UK for a fierce, energetic and irresistibly danceable live show. Expect; singalong originals, hard-hitting arrangements of Afro-funk and Ethiojazz rarities all underpinned by politicized lyrical content, dirty guitars, wailing organs and healthy dose of on-stage sub-standard dance moves.

​Since their formation in 2015, Agbeko have performed at festival stages across the country including; Boomtown, Green Man, Kendal Calling, Secret Garden Party and Tramlines as well as overseas dates at Meadows in the Mountains. 2018 sees the band busier than ever, from supporting Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 to touring the UK in support of an upcoming 7” release in May 2018.