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

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

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

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

  • 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

Noel James delivers an exquisite amalgamation of witticism and wordplay. His themes are manifold – jobs, family, the Elephant Man – while his engaging high energy performance is guaranteed to leave the audience exhausted. Originally from Pontardawe he honed his engaging comic style on the London comedy circuit and now comes to Kendall as Wales’ number one funny man! He hopes to make you laugh as well as answering a few of life’s questions, questions like….where is Pontardawe? (it’s actually next to Ynysmeudwy). 

‘Noel James is a lovely comic’ – Kate Copstick, The Scotsman.

‘Stands out like a droll giant’ – The Independent.