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

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • 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

Rising star Chris Washington continues to wow with his hilarious northern charm by “conjuring big laughs from those small, ordinary things in life”. He was nominated for best newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe with his debut show ‘ Dream Big (Within Reason) and has recently supported Jason Manford and Tom State on tour.

 “A Revelation” – Chortle

“Funny, relatable and heartwarming” – Broadway Baby

“A timeless storytelling jokesmith” – Beyond The Joke

“A comic with full potential and a bright future” – Arts Award Voice

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