• "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

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

  • "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

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

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

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


Ezra Collective are a band that bring an almost supernatural flavour and an insatiable hunger to their music, mingling afrobeat, reggae, jazz and hip-hop with a distinctly London and ineffably of the moment finish. A product of the UK capital’s essential cultural pluralism and ever-shifting musical zeitgeist, they represent that diversity with slick professional flair and the concerted inventiveness of a group of artists very much in the ascendance.

Originally born out of Tomorrow’s Warriors UK jazz organisation, Ezra Collective burst onto the scene in May 2012 when they were victorious in the Yamaha Jazz Experience Competition, whose distinguished panel was blown away at the standard of the band’s set and the advanced musicianship on show. This lead to them supporting Terence Blanchard at the London Jazz Festival 2012 and they have since gone on to play a myriad of different clubs around London and beyond, including the famous Royal Albert Hall.