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

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

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

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

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

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

Friendly Fire Band is one of the most active live reggae and dancehall outfits in the UK’s traditional reggae capital, Birmingham, both on stages and in the studio. Composed of an international lineup of musicians, Friendly Fire Band comfortably juggles traditional Roots, Dancehall or One Drop riddims, and has become an institution on the Birmingham Reggae Scene, having backed a host of artists from Dawn Penn to the late Michael Prophet, and and put out regular releases on the Friendly Fire Music label.

In the studio, they have recorded collaborations with the cream of UK reggae artists, released on vinyl as well as digital formats on the Friendly Fire Music imprint. Collaborating with aritists such as YT, Luciano, Murray Man, and Susan Cadogan, Exile Di Brave, to name a few, they have enjoyed radio and soundsystem plays around the world including David Rodigan (BBC 1Xtra) who has featured successive releases on his show, and many more around the world.

With many exciting studio projects in the pipeline and a heap of festivals behind them, including repeated performances at Boomtown Fair, Shambala Festival, One Love, Reggae Garden amongst others in the UK, and further afield with shows at Sirenfest (Turkey),  Friendly Fire Band is currently taking bookings fronted by  TOMLIN MYSTIC,  MYKI TUFF.

Their latest riddim album the Skandal Riddim shows the versatility of the band with its upbeat Ska-inspired rhythm, contrasting with the one drop of the Natty Love riddim and the heavy roots vibe of the Run Away 12″.