• "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

  • 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

  • "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

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

Lowther Deer Park The Beautiful Lake District
26-29 July 2018
Book Tickets


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 2018 are now open!

Head HERE to complete for catering applications.

Head HERE to complete for market trader applications.


Our artist application will open for our 2018 festival early next year, please check back then. 


Want to contribute to Kendal Calling with an idea? Theatre, art or poetry, we want to hear from all of you! We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you can help to bring our carnival parade to life: dance troupes, costumed paraders and walkabouts are all welcome to apply too. Apply HERE

Our Press Team are The Zeitgeist Agency. You can contact them by emailing: contact@thezeitgeistagency.com

Lost Eden

Applications to get involved for this year’s festival will be open Spring 2018.


Our volunteers are recruited through Festaff. Their 2018 applications will open soon.

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