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

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

  • "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!

  • "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

  • "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

Based on an endearment for neon teen cinema and a love of youthful exuberance, Graces combine ambient soundscapes, distorted guitars and recognisable pop sensibilities. The band spent their formative years in the rural Lake District before relocating to South Yorkshire just 18 months ago. Breaking out of the four walls of their post-industrial rehearsal space in Sheffield, the band took their gripping live show around the country in 2017, playing sold out venues in Sheffield, London and Manchester on word of mouth alone. The melancholy prowess of the band embraces the volatility of growing up, finds the dirt and celebrates it. Whilst sharing stages with Feeder, Fickle Friends and The Amazons, the band worked on a series of singles with producer Phil Gornell (Bring Me The Horizon, All Time Low) and were lauded by the mainstream music press. After a busy festival season which included performances at Tramlines Festival and Kendal Calling, the band rounded off the year with a sold-out show in front of 700 people supporting Bruce Foxton from The Jam. New single Hotel is set for release in April 2018 with the band announcing their biggest ever headline shows.

‘Graces are mind blowingly good!’ – BBC Introducing

‘Graces have a feeling of youthful exuberance and outward energy’ – Clash Magazine

‘A gorgeous slice of atmospheric pop-rock.’ – Already Heard