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

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

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

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

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

  • "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

  • "Kendal Calling is the best small festival in anywhere and everywhere!"  - Seasick Steve


THANK YOU for joining us in the fields for our 12th year at the Deer Park, come rain or shine the Kendal Calling spirt has been felt throughout the whole weekend with incredible memories made. 


We are proud of everyone who has contributed to Kendal Calling over the past 12 years, and truly recognise all the hard work that goes into making the festival what it is today, we couldn’t do it with out you.


We also want say a massive thank you! Kendal Callers are the heart, soul & spirit of the festival. 


Plans for 2018 are already underway and we are always looking to improve the experience for everyone involved, from those behind the scenes to those dancing in the fields. Every year we collect feedback direct from you and use this to improve the festival in subsequent years.


This year saw the introduction of our Tangerine Fields pre-pitched tents, the Kraken Freaky Tiki bar and awe-inspiring installations in our Lost Eden. Such improvements have been inspired by and often created in response to feedback received in this survey. 


Please fill in our 2017 survey  HERE to help shape the future of your festival!