• "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!

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

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

  • "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


John Kearns is an actor, writer and comedian who in 2014 became the first person to win the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award only a year after being named Best Newcomer. Since then he has delivered his ‘richly, idiosyncratic comedy’ (The Guardian, 2016) across the world, notably picking up two Melbourne Comedy Barry Award nominations along the way. As well as writing and performing in his own BBC Radio 4 series, Kearns has notably written for Harry Hill, Russell Howard, Aardman and the Bafta winning ‘Psychobitches’. In 2015 Kearns played the lead role in the cult BBC Three sitcom Top Coppers that garnered a four star review from The Times.

‘A true comedy original.’
★★★★ Time Out