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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

First revisiting Joy Division’s seminal albums “Unknown Pleasures” back in May 2010 for a commemorative charity concert and following it each year with new albums performed live from the repertoire of Hooky’s bands, New Order and Joy Division, Peter Hook & The Light have now moved through each of the albums from those bands to arrive at Factory Records “Substance” compilation albums which they have recently toured world-wide.

Hooky’s dedication to his back catalogue has seen him move  through “Closer”, “Still”, “Movement”, “Power Corruption & Lies”, “Low Life” and “Brotherhood” to arrive at the seminal compilations and having toured extensively with the band, The Light have come to amass some 450 shows in the seven years since their first concert Reintroducing Hooky’s early repertoire to a host of new audiences across festivals and dates in the The Light have taken headline slots at Bestival,  Primavera Sound, Benicassim, 1234, and other European and world festivals. The band have also toured Europe, North and South America, China, H Australia, New Zealand and Japan to great success and reactions from fans and critics.

The band have also begun to play festival “hybrid” sets of the well and lesser known material from both bands which they have played so far along their journey. With the band having performed every Joy Division and New Order song ever released up until “True Faith” in 1987, these sets are far from just a greatest hits but , a selection of little heard fan favourites alongside the instantly recognisable classics.

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