Leave nothing but memories

It’s been a few years since we partied in those famous fields and many of you may not have had the chance to join us for the biggest party in the Lakes, so we’ve knuckled down and pulled together a shortlist of can’t miss activities at Kendal Calling!

Venture into the magical world of lost eden

Lost Eden is the jewel in Kendal’s crown, a place to lose yourself to the moment. Full of immersive art installations, interactive pieces and some amazing music to boot, a wander through the woodlands to transport yourself to a different realm is essential.

catch a secret set in tim peaks

Tim Burgess’ brainchild has become a cornerstone of Kendal Calling, serving up delicious coffee, tea and of course an eclectic mix of culture, music and party vibes. Tim Peaks is the diner of dreams and as such attracts some of the biggest acts in the musical world to play but you’ll have to be eagled-eyed to catch them! The Libertines, Blossoms, The Coral and the legendary Edwyn Collins have all rocked up to play a secret show in recent years, keep your ears to the ground for these ‘I was there’ moments.


Don a costume and join the saturday parade!

Seasoned Kendal Callers will know about our Saturday parade, a cascade of performers roaming across the festival site, bringing musical delights and a feast for the eyes! The perfect way to kickstart the day (alongside a cuppa, of course) the Parade has become a true festival highlight in recent years and is not one to miss!

belt out the hits to a headliner!

It’s what you spend all day waiting for! Whether you’re watching the next big thing in Calling Out or your right down in front of the main stage – make sure to sing your heart out to some classics while you’re in the fields!

join in the jam!

Fancy shredding out a righteous guitar solo or perhaps your more suited to a tambourine? Well, with experience of any level, you can jump in for a performance in the Jam Tent! We’ve even had the odd famous face stop by in the past to lend a helping hand…

sup on some of the finest real ales!

With over 15 different ales across the festival, we like to think we have something for everyone! This is also your one chance in the year to get yourself a pint of delicious Kend’ale – Lancaster Breweries special festival ale – an opportunity we wouldn’t miss for the world!

party the night away!

The party doesn’t finish with the headliners! There is plenty to do after dark at Kendal Calling, whether you want to belt out the indie bangers in Calling Out, experience a silent disco surrounded by Woodlands or rave the night away with legendary dance acts like Andy C – there is plenty left to experience after the sun goes down.

travel the globe in chai wallahs!

Chai’s unique touring tent has played host to some of the greatest afrobeat, funk, reggae and hip hop on the planet over the last 16 years. Expect amazing sounds from all corners of the planet, plus with the real ale tent right next door, you’re in pole position for a party!

take the little ones to kids calling!

From craft workshops to circus skills, story telling to face painting and everything in between! There is always something going on to keep the next generation of Kendal Callers entertained while you take a minute to relax from the hustle and bustle of festival life.

relax, take it easy…

Speaking of relaxation, The Garden of Eden returns to Kendal this year! Away from the electric atmosphere and the beat of the music, you’ll find an area of serenity and healing. Feeling a bit sore from a hard night of partying? From yoga to massages, we’ll melt those worries away… before you get back out there and do it all over again!

settle down for a film…

A cinema in a field? You’ve gotta be joking?! Well, we aren’t! Showing a selection of classics across the weekend, take yourself away from the busy festival life to chill out and watch one of the all-time-greats on the big screen.

sample the finest food!

It’s not just a burger and fries you’ll find in the fields but a smorgasbord of cuisine from around the world! Everything from bao buns to classic Neapolitan pizza – work your way through some of the greatest food from all corners of the globe. It’s a food festival within a music festival!

have the time of your life!

Whatever you do over KC weekend, whether you’re dashing from act to act, chilling out with a pint in the woods, or simply kicking back with a tin at camp – we know you’re going to have the most amazing time – nothing can beat the reunion of our festival family for the first time in three years! See you in the fields!




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