• "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

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

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

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

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

  • "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


Deadbeat Brass are a 10-piece band from Huddersfield that have been together since April 2016 and have already supported the likes of Hot 8 Brass Band, Israeli-funk band The Apples and the BKO Quintet on their UK tours and have quickly gained the attention of promoters and venues around Yorkshire for their hard-hitting take on the new Orleans street band style.

The band is made up of Yorkshire’s finest horn players, playing up-beat versions of modern and classic hits by artists such as Guns ‘n’ Roses, Chaka Khan, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars, along with their own brand of riot-funk material.

The band comprises of drum kit, sousaphone, 3 trombones, 3 trumpets and 2 saxophones, providing a big sound and energy on and off stage.

Deadbeat Brass release their first self- titled EP December 2016 with a full length album on the horizon in 2017.