• "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

  • "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

  • "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

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

*New for 2018*

Introducing Yam Riot, the best place in the fields to discover fresh, local Cumbrian talent! By day find your new favourite band or see the next big thing before anyone else, with a carefully selected line-up showcasing the best the Lake District has to offer in exciting new, up and coming music.

By night, catch an eclectic line-up of artists curated by our friends at Global Riot Presents. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, we’ll see you in there!


Other Stage

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