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

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

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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


Soar like a bird, tip over the edges of a mountain, skim the top of a beautiful lake – all without leaving the festival. Step inside BIRD HIVE and explore the Lake District National Park as it bids for World Heritage status in 2017. Join us on a 360 degree virtual reality flight across iconic Lake District landscapes that have long been a source of artistic inspiration and find out why this special place deserves World Heritage status.

Bird Hive is presented at Kendal Calling in association with Lakes Alive and the Lake District National Park Authority.

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