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

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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

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Whenever any kind of ‘progress’ is made in our society, it is naturally met with a reactionary group (most likely dominated by the older generation) who will fight to keep things unchanged, comfortable, safe.

 

Then there is Shame,  five 19 year olds who have such a scent of the old-school, the original and the raw, regardless of how prescribed it may seem, that it’s invigorating. The excitement and the energy of the band lies in the collective, the reactionary force that will get the kids out from behind their screens and behind the band.

 

Recent history will show that the band are most certainly succeeding. Their reputation as one of the best new live bands in London is already cemented following tours with The Garden and Fat White Family and shows with The Fall, King Gizzard and more, as well as upcoming shows at Pitchfork Paris, Eurosonic and a support slot with Slaves, all despite not even having released so much as a single.