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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • "Run to the hills for this small, family-friendly indie-dance festival. Small but beautifully formed"  - The Independent

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

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

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


The Strongbow Yard returns to the fields of Kendal Calling, and this year, it’s the go-to place for Refreshing People.

No, we’re not just talking about that satisfying first sip of an ice-cold pint. We mean those festival heroes – the groups of friends who embrace good times, together. If that’s you then you’re in for a treat!

We’ve got fresh beats all day and into the night from our Strongbow DJs, plus a chance to gather around a pop-up piano for a toe-tapping impromptu sing-a-long.

After 11pm, we’ll turn it up a notch at the biggest after party in the fields; Strongbow After Dark. Grab a pint of Strongbow and join our DJs for an eclectic mix of ultimate 80s, 90s and festival anthems, ready to belt out some of your fave tunes!

Fancy it? Just look for the Strongbow Archer. You can’t miss him.


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