Ahoy mateys! So glad this message has washed upon your shores…

Each year, Kendal Calling embraces the weird and wonderful with our fancy dress theme and this year is no different! Previous years have seen us travel back in time to the Jurassic period and even out of this world and into space! This year, we set out on the open ocean as we venture on a voyage upon the High Seas!

Whether you’re a sailor, sea creature or pirate, more Donald Duck, Little Mermaid or Captain Jack Sparrow – we expect to see you all in your finest swashbuckling fancy dress on Sunday as we set sail for the final day of our 2024 adventure – or else we’ll have you walking the plank!

This will all culminate in our end-of-festival carnival parade on Sunday teatime 200 artists and participants from across Cumbria join together in a procession of brass, drums and dance alongside large scale puppetry from the internationally renowned carnival artists, Global Grooves!