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

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

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

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

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

  • "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

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

The Ninth Wave are a noise pop four piece from Glasgow influenced by 80s new wave and goth pop music creating their own unique identity. Brooding synths, jagged guitars and female against male vocals carve this sound. They have been compared to the likes of Pixies and The Cure.
In 2016 the band were chosen to play at T in the park and won the unsigned competition to play Electric fields festival. Later on in the year The Ninth Wave received the award of ‘Best Newcomer’ at Scottish Alternative Music Awards. The Ninth Wave have been tipped as one of the hot bands for 2017 by Jim Gellatly in the Scottish Sun as his 10 for 2017 artists and Vic Galloway at BBC Radio Scotland as his 25 Scottish acts to watch in 2017. They are currently recording their debut EP with Dan Austin to be released this summer.