• "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

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

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

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

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

  • "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


Dansi are an upbeat 6 piece ensemble from the north-east of England, blending folk, rock, pop and world music to create a collage of powerful lyrics and euphoric and bouncy brass lines. Their debut EP launch in 2016 immediately placed them at the forefront of the North East music scene. After a year of stealing the attention of the live music scene, radio play, touring, festivals and gigs including The Sage Gateshead Hall 2, Solfest and Kendal Calling, Dansi have a solid and continuously growing following of fans. 2017 is only going to be bigger…


“One of the most fun and energetic gigs I’ve been too for a long time. Dansi are brilliant

– Sarah Jeffery, Chronicle