• "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

  • "Beautifully brilliant... one to remember"  - Manchester Evening News

  • "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

  • "One of the UK’s most picturesque festivals..."  - The Guardian

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

  • "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

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

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

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.

Lineup

  • IDLES
  • THE SLOW READERS CLUB
  • MYSTERY JETS
  • SLOWTHAI
  • MAHALIA
  • THE JOY FORMIDABLE
  • DREAM WIFE
  • BLOOD RED SHOES
  • KYLE FALCONER
  • TEN TONNES
  • CASSIA
  • SPORTS TEAM
  • EASY LIFE
  • LOW ISLAND
  • THE PEARL HARTS
  • BLACK FUTURES
  • RASCALTON
  • JUNIORE
  • RYAN MCMULLAN
  • PEANESS
  • ZUZU
  • RED RUM CLUB
  • APRE
  • SOPHIE AND THE GIANTS
  • BALCONY
  • ONLY THE POETS
  • AVERAGE JOE
  • THE AMBITION
  • BAGGY MONDAYS

Other stages

There’s more to Kendal Calling than just the music, why not check out some of our suggestions below!

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