"Run to the hills for this small, family-friendly indie-dance festival. Small but beautifully formed"
- The Independent
"Beautifully brilliant... one to remember"
- Manchester Evening News
"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
"Amazing setting, lovely people, great mix of music & a real ale tent right next to where I was DJing!"
- Mr Scruff
"Small, perfectly formed and serving up a wealth of old-fashioned hospitality"
- The Telegraph
"I loved Kendal Calling!"
- Mark Chadwick, The Levellers
"It's like Glastonbury at its best!! Happy beautiful people from the north. Long live Kendal Calling!"
Best Medium Festival 2013 & 2016 Best Small Festival 2010 & 2011, Best Toilets 2015!
"One of the UK’s most picturesque festivals..."
- The Guardian
"Kendal Calling is loved as much for its breathtaking setting in rolling green fields as for its top-notch lineup"
- Sunday Times
Calling Out is one of the most exciting stages at Kendal Calling, as this is the place where you get to see the newest, coolest bands around. Mumford & Sons, The 1975, London Grammar, Ghostpoet, Public Service Broadcasting, Toy, Kid British, Wild Beasts, Fenech Soler and so many more have appeared on our intimate stage before going on to pack out huge venues. If you want to see emerging, exciting music, this is the place.