• "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

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

  • "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

  • "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!

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

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

  • "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

One thing that makes Kendal Calling stand out from the pack is our terrific Real Ale Festival. We’re more than happy to show off the amazing produce from the Lake District’s best breweries. Oh, and we just so happen to have our own ales too: Kendale and Oh Deer! The real ale festival is supported by CAMRA, and hand-picked by our very own ale connoisseurs, so you know you’ll be getting outstanding tipples.

Ale lineup

PURITY BUNNY HOP (3.5% ABV) is an extra pale, extra hobby and extra flavoursome beer with a distinct bitter finish.

PURE GOLD (3.8% ABV) is a zesty, crisp golden ale with a dry finish, making for a satisfyingly easy drinking beer.

Pure UBU (4.5% ABV) is a distinctive full flavoured and well balanced amber ale with a sweet malty finish.

PURE MAD GOOSE (4.2% ABV) is a light copper pale ale with a great hop character and citrus overtones.

LONGHORN (5.0% ABV) takes the best characteristics of the classic American IPA; enticing hop aromas, sweet rye malt and decisive bitterness.


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