• "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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

  • "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

Artist Registration for Kendal Calling 2018 is open in partnership with Music Glue!


 Next you will receive an email inviting you to create your Music Glue profile. Your application for Kendal Calling will be finalised once your basic Music Glue profile has been completed.

So the festival can review your act properly, please ensure you complete the following parts of your profile:

  • Add an artist biography and picture
  • Add your social media links
  • Add at least one track that can be streamed via the profile

Setting up a Music Glue profile is easy. Throughout the process you will find videos that show you how to build the right profile for you. However, if you need any help please email support@musicglue.com. A Music Glue team member will endeavour to answer any queries as quickly as possible, however during busy periods it may take up to 24 hours to receive a response.

If you already have a Music Glue profile, you can submit your application to perform at Kendal Calling 2018 by adding your email address in the box above and clicking the link sent to you via email.

There’s no obligation to use the Music Glue platform once you have set up the basics. But, you might like to, as you can actually use it to create a website for free, with an in-built store for all your music, tickets and merch. Click HERE if you’d like to find out more.

*Music Glue provides the Apply to Play platform only. They have no control over which artists are selected to play the events listed or the deal that is subsequently agreed between the artist and the festival booker.


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