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

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

  • "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

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

  • "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

George Rigden is one of the most exciting emerging comics in the UK – his uniquely hostile brand of interactive musical comedy has drawn wide acclaim and seen him reach the finals of many prestigious new act competitions, including the Leicester Mercury comedian of the year. In 2018, he’ll be performing his debut solo show at the pleasance courtyard in Edinburgh, which was also nominated for best musical show at the 2018 Leicester comedy festival.


‘Very funny stuff’ – Steve Bennett, chortle


‘Deliciously dark’ – Bruce Dessau, beyond the joke