• "It's like Glastonbury at its best!! Happy beautiful people from the north. Long live Kendal Calling!"  - Doves

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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

Jen Brister

Jen Brister is a stand up comic, writer and comedy actor. A regular performer on the UK & International circuit, she has also written for BBC Scotland and presented for BBC6 Music.

Jen was once part of the very prestigious Comedy Zone in the Pleasance Cabaret Bar at the Edinburgh Fringe.

After a hugely successful tour of her show ‘British(ish)’ at the Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011, Jen took her new show, ‘Now & Then’ on tour the next year to Australia/Asia before showcasing it once more at the Edinburgh Fringe in August. She finished with a sell out run at London’s Soho Theatre.

Jen previously worked on BBC6 Music where she presented a number of different shows including the weekend overnights, the weekend breakfast show and stand-ins for Lauren Laverne, Liz Kershaw and Jon Holmes. She also starred in Russell Brand & Trevor Lock’s ‘Cloud Cuckoo Land’ on BBC Radio 2.

Jen debuted her current show, ‘Wishful Thinking’ at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in March to critical acclaim and took it to the Edinburgh Fringe in August for a full run.

This is entertaining and lively stand up with a heart’ – The Age, Melbourne