• "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

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

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

  • "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

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

25-28 July 2019
Lowther Deer Park The Beautiful Lake District


As much as we love to hear from all the Kendal Callers please keep in mind that we are a small team and may not be able to get back to you immediately. We endeavour to write back to you within 48 hours, however, please don’t be dismayed if it’s slightly earlier or later!

To help us please check the info and FAQ pages on the website to see if your query can be answered.


Our trader applications for 2019 are now open via Green Events HERE


Our artist applications for 2019 will be opening soon.


We are accepting proposals from creative souls with bold ideas that have potential to become a part of the rich tapestry of entertainment at Kendal Calling. Every year we pride ourselves on a creative theme, which is brought to life through installations, performances, decor and, of course, Kendal Callers and their extravagant costumes!

We accept proposals from people with wonderful imaginations that can bring some cosmic creativity to Kendal Calling whether that be via the medium of theatre, art, poetry or music, we want to hear from all of you.

Apply here for 2019


Our Press Team are The Zeitgeist Agency. You can contact them by emailing: hannah.ro@zeitgeist.co.uk

Artist Open Call

Our 5 Festivals Co-Commission Open Call for Artists is now open!

Apply and read more about the 5 Festivals C-Commission Open Call for Artists here


Join the Festaff team – enjoy benefits of volunteering and being part of Kendal Calling 2019 – CLICK HERE for more info & to apply.


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