• "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

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

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

  • 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

British Sea Power, Feeder, DMA’s, & lots more including comedy geniuses added to our line-up!


We are thrilled to announce a multitude of amazing artists and comic geniuses to our ever-expanding line-up. 

Joining us on the Main Stage are Cumbrian heroes and Kendal Calling mainstays British Sea Power (who played the first every Kendal Calling back in 2006!), Welsh rockers Feeder –be sure of a standout sing-along standout – and Aussie Britpop fantatics DMAs who will be bringing their 90s revivalism to the fields.

Forever championing upcoming talent, on our Calling Out stage we will be welcoming Redfaces, MarthaGunn, Catherine McGrath, The Rhythm Method, Outlya, Maruja, Colonel Mustard And The Dijon 5, Dead!, Off Bloom, Little Hours, Larkins, Moses, Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles, Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS and The Snuts. 

Wanting to explore outside of our vast musical lineup? Then why not check out our side-splitting Soapbox Comedy Stage, home to some of the best comedians to grace the planet, and who will have you belly laughing for days!

Featuring names like Canadian comics Tony Law and Tom Stade, familiar face of tv comedy James Acaster and acclaimed Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss alongside Rob Deering’s ‘Beat This’, John Kearns, Danny McLoughlin, Garrett Millerick, Katie Mulgrew, Chris Washington, Mark Olver, Jen Brister, Julian Deane, Last Man Standing, Adam Rowe, Gareth Waugh, Pete Otway, Tom Taylor, David Morgan, Paul McCaffrey, Dan Nightingale, Kiri Pritchard Mclean, Mark Nelson, Thom Foole’s House Party, Harriet Dyer, Allyson June Smith and Lou Conran, there are huge laughs to be had all weekend.


Check out our full line-up to date here.

We look forward to seeing you in the fields!x