• "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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


Galivantes are a 7 piece Brass  who play bouncy Mancunicorn Shamble Skank started as the in-house band for Swing & Shout. After a few shaky gigs they soon found their feet playing a mix of bouncy punky reggae balkan disco skank honed with their daily observations of life in general and a subliminal power to the people message. A UK cross between Sublime, The Pixies and Cat Empire with more women involved. If there is gonna be a non-violent HEAD revolution, there needs to be a soundtrack.  

And glitter.  And dancing Unicorns.