• "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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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!

Chai Wallah returns to Kendal Calling. This unique touring venue has played host to some of the best cutting edge music on the festival circuit over the last 12 years and this year will be no exception!

Expect an eclectic journey through the very best in afrobeat, funk, hip hop, alternative, reggae, electronica, pyshchedelic, folk, brass, world music and everything in between.

Lineup

  • KOG & THE ZONGO BRIGADE
  • BROKEN BRASS
  • URBAN FOLK QUARTET
  • JURASSIC 5’s SOUP presents FULLEE LOVE COLLECTIVE
  • DELE SOSIMI AFROBEAT ORCHESTRA
  • TROPICAL TEA PARTY ft HIPPO SOUNDSYSTEM & GUESTS
  • AMY TRUE
  • THE ALLERGIES
  • BLOW 3.0
  • MC XANDER
  • THE HEMPOLICS
  • DE-TRONIC
  • HONEYFEET
  • MUNTO VALDO
  • STOMPY’S PLAYGROUND
  • COCO & THE BUTTERFIELDS
  • KADIJA KAMARA
  • PSYCHADELEPHANT
  • TETES DE POIS
  • LAYFULLSTOP
  • LYDIAN COLLECTIVE
  • SNAZZBACK
  • NECKTR
  • ANNIE MCLUCKIE
  • BINBAG WISDOM
  • DAN WEBSTER
  • EMILY CAPELL
  • JOE FLEMING BAND
  • THE PLIMP SOULS
  • SIMON LYNGE

Other Stages

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