• "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

  • "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

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

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

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

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



“Riot Jazz’s 15-strong brass-heavy jazz combo pack a hefty punch” / The Guardian

Riot Jazz : [rahy-ut jaz] A twisted mix of funk, soul, hiphop and aggressive jazz – sculpted round the LIVE 11-piece Riot Jazz Brass Band.


Since their maiden voyage in Manchester 2008, the Riot Jazz Brass Band has been the bare-breasted galleon figure of the Riot Jazz armada.


Captained by Nick Walters (who recently completed a Masters in Jazz Trumpet) and fronted by the prodigious MC CHUNKY, these brass-wielding sentinels of live music and good times have infected ear-holes, dance floors and festival fields far and wide.


Tours of the UK and Europe have established The Riot Jazz Brass Band as band in their own right and earned them a faithful and diverse following. Highlights include BIG CHILL, KENDAL CALLING,


Anchored in the same New Orleans swamplands as the Hot 8 Brass Band and Youngblood Brass Band, the Riot Jazz Brass Band navigate a minefield of original peace-lovin’ aggro jazz, hip-hop samples, funked-up favourites and re-interpreted dubstep, drum’n'bass and dancefloor bangers that never fail to send limbs flying!


 Often seen alongside Manchester compatriots BROKE N’ENGLISH and JENNA G, this motley crew of trumpets, trombones, drums and sousaphones have collaborated with a range of different artists, most recently LONDON ELECTRICITY, and hyped crowds for the likes of DIZZEE RASCAL, THE WAILERS, and THE STREETS.


Riot Jazz – Gives You The Horn! 



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