• "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!

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

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

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

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

  • "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

Originating in the ancient art of drumming on the west coast of Africa, our project transformed into its modern state through merging traditional African beats with influences drawn from a variety of cultures such as Spain, Argentina, Romania, Guinea, and of course the UK.

Odwana has a mission to fuse traditional West African drums and world percussion with live electronic dance music, and top it off with powerful vocals to create an explosion of new sounds and overwhelming rhythms. The collaboration of these primitive and progressive musical genres has already conquered a great deal of the Mancunian audience and shown overwhelming success abroad.