• 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

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

  • "Amazing setting, lovely people, great mix of music & a real ale tent right next to where I was DJing!"  - Mr Scruff

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

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

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

‘Folk with something behind the eyes’; so the music of enigmatic Marvin Powell, singer/songwriter from the working class suburb of Wavertree Liverpool, His songs, beautifully crafted capture the same fragile spider web beauty and emotional resonance of Nick Drake. However, such is the compelling nature of his eloquent tales – his work is cast in its own image. Marvin is his own man refusing to play covers as a teen and be another jangly Dylan wannabe. His unique and enigmatic vocals soar and whisper with poetic tales over a backdrop of stylish folk guitar… between the songs that slide from major to minor. He has been performing on the Liverpool music scene since his late teens, shyly creeping into open mic nights overcoming severe stage fright to hone his craft and scurrying away again into the velvety twilight of which he sings.  On getting his first job in a local coffee shop that hosted open mic nights, his love affair with music was ignited, naturally self-effacing and shy, only after months mustering the confidence to get up himself, was he able to overcome his nerves to test the water with his own compositions “Seeing people just get up with a guitar with something to say lit something up in me. Honesty lyrics personal or political are so important to me “