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

  • "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

  • "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

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

  • "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!

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Formed in Glasgow in 2002, Franz Ferdinand’s self titled debut album put the band firmly on the map. Franz Ferdinand reached no.3 in the UK charts, won the Mercury Music Prize in 2004 and was named album of the year by NME. Their 2005 platinum selling second album You Could Have It So Much Better topped the UK album charts and reached the top 10 in the Billboard 200 in the US. The band’s acclaimed 3rd LP Tonight saw the band embark on a 2 year world tour, and chart at no 2 in the UK and the top 10, again, in the Billboard 200. In 2013 Franz Ferdinand released Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action charting at number 6 in the UK and top 10 throughout Europe. 

To date, Franz Ferdinand have won 2 Brit awards and have been Grammy nominated 5 times, selling nearly 7 million records worldwide.