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

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

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

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

  • 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

One of the rising talents from the North-east, Bear Essentials has quickly become a regular face in the UK DJ scene, known for his technical DJ abilities and unique style of mixing records. Coming from a multicultural background, he has been heavily influenced by the sounds of Garage and Dancehall from a young age, which is apparent during his DJ sets and productions. It wasn’€™t until later in life he found his music of choice lying within the realms of House and Techno.

He has already built up an impressive CV, including a number of festival appearances over his relatively short career, including: Kendal Calling, Evolution Festival and Northern Lights, as well as performances in Ibiza at Pukka Up Boat Parties and TOGETHER (Amnesia). This early success has seen him play alongside the likes of Justin Martin, Kissy Sell Out, Sigma, Chase & Status and Annie Mac. His unique style of mixing and mashing genres is not one to be missed, a very exciting DJ and one to watch over the coming years.

In more recent times Bear has turned his hand over to production while still paying homage to his childhood roots, releasing records on Proof Recordings, Love Not Money Records, Anonymous Records UK, Morph, Smokin Joe Records and LW Recordings.