• "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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Calling all volunteers!

Want to attend this year’s SOLD OUT Kendal Calling? Then you are in luck! We’ve got numerous volunteer opportunities available at the festival to gain experience within stewarding, wrist banding, working with our merchandise team or our creative team.


Join our amazing site team in the fields with Festaff! Tasks are light, enjoyable and your shifts allow you to immerse yourself in as much of the festival as possible with friends and family. Apply now HERE.



We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic and approachable individuals to join us in the fields. For a few hours of your time a day you could attend this year’s festival in the beautiful Lowther Deer Park and gain some valuable experience.

You would need to be available from Thursday 26th July – Monday 30th July and would be required to complete one shift per show day. Shift times will be agreed before the festival begins, but don’t worry – there will still be plenty of time around shifts to enjoy all the delights the festival has to hold! 

The majority of roles are based within the stunning woodlands of Lost Eden, where successful applicants will be fully briefed to be able to advise festival-goers of the different artwork and installations that they can discover in Lost Eden. Applicants should be comfortable talking to festival-goers and be willing to undertake a variety of tasks, including manning of the arts installations and stewarding our amazing walkabout performances within the woodlands.

This is an excellent opportunity for somebody looking to develop and diversify their festival resume or to begin a career working in the arts and creative strands of prominent UK festivals. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please email your CV and a covering email over to Hayley in our KC team at artsassistant@fromthefields.co.uk



Join the merchandise team and enjoy a weekend of selling Kendal Calling merch for a free ticket. Sign up HERE.

Best of luck and we look forward to seeing you in the fields!