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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Introducing Yam Riot, the best place in the fields to discover fresh, local Cumbrian talent! By day, see the next big thing before anyone else with a carefully selected line-up showcasing the best the Lake District has to offer in 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!

BY DAY

  • COLT 45
  • HARDWICKE CIRCUS
  • MYLITTLEBROTHER
  • THE CASE OF US
  • DROLL MAN
  • SALLOWS
  • INDIGO YOUTH
  • THE NORTHERN THREADS
  • THE POSTCARD BAND
  • ELIZA GUTTERIDGE
  • GLASS PHANTOMS
  • SLOW MOJO
  • REPTILIANS
  • FALSE FLAGS
  • KVEIS
  • SHOT BALOWSKI
  • HOLIDAY
  • CANADA SQUARE
  • COSMIC CAT
  • OCRES OF GO-GO
  • BEACHMASTER
  • JIGGY BEAST
  • BUILDING GIANTS
  • RECORD STREET
  • BARRY POSTLETHWAITE
  • MARBLMOON
  • CELESTIAL NORTH
  • THE UNSUNG
  • SCROGAN’S RUN
  • BROCKEN SPECTRE

BY NIGHT 

  • SUPERGIANT
  • BETHLEHEM CASUALS
  • MAMA MOONSHINE
  • JEREMIAH FERRARI
  • SMOGGY RIDDIM
  • THE STRINGBEANS
  • ODWANA
  • THE THINGUMAJIGS
  • BROKEN 3 WAYS
  • SAM SETH

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