• "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

  • "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

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

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

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

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David Rybka is the performer personified. An astute songwriter, he tells a vivid tale and delivers each number as if the pain or joy is as real as the day it was written. You’ll experience heartfelt sadness, unbelievable highs and everything in between, but in an unpredictable order. David is incredible to watch and continually justifies the extremely high regard in which he is held.

” A nocturnal light shines over Rybkas new album . The UK rock artist is still moving through a shadowy landscape, but the shades are cast by a warm light. Rybka is the holder of a voice , he possesses a control of timbre and a command of phrasing reminiscent of a classically trained musician. On this album, his voice is brought forth, not just by the utterly solid band he has assembled, but also by a rich, organic tapestry of strings and acoustic instruments. an album pulsating with warmth and life .”