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

  • "Small, perfectly formed and serving up a wealth of old-fashioned hospitality"  - The Telegraph

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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

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

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, PSYCHEDELIA, 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
  • MUNTU VALDO
  • STOMPY’S PLAYGROUND
  • MONSTER CEILIDH BAND
  • KADIJA KAMARA
  • PSYCHADELEPHANT
  • TETES DE POIS
  • LAYFULLSTOP
  • LYDIAN COLLECTIVE
  • SNAZZBACK
  • NECKTR
  • ANNA MCLUCKIE
  • BINBAG WISDOM
  • DAN WEBSTER
  • EMILY CAPELL
  • JOE FLEMING BAND
  • THE PLIMP SOULS
  • SIMON LYNGE

Other Stages

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