• "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

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

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

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

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

Phil Ellis is an award winning comedian who has entertained audiences of all ages with his amalgamation of off-beat observational material and physical comedy. Solidifying his reputation in 2014 with his undisputed anarchic sleeper hit of a show Funz and Gamez, Phil won the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards panel prize. After meeting incredible critical acclaim, Funz and Gamez was broadcast as part of BBC Radio 4’s Fresh from the Fest, as well as part of BBC Comedy Feeds (BBC Three). The show went on to have an 18-show run at the Soho theatre, slots at all major comedy festivals, as well as a further run at the Udderbelly on Southbank.

“Much cleverer and much more stupid than you might think”.  Chortle ★★★★