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

  • "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

  • "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

  • 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

Charity News & Status Quo benefit show in Kendal!

We are overwhelmed to announce that away from the fields we have now surpassed the £180,000 mark raised to date, helping support the local community and Kendal Calling’s chosen charities!

This year has seen over £30,000 raised and donated by festival and will be distributed amongst our chosen charities, Guide Dogs, Alder Hey Children’s Charity, North West Air Ambulance, The David Lynch Foundation. Hospice at Home, Hackthorpe Play Area and Penrith Lions.

Well done to all those involved sporting their KC sunflowers and indulging in the fine coffee served in Tim Peaks Diner!


On Bank Holiday August 27th we are supporting a benefit concert in our home town, Kendal, where Status Quo will grace the stage at Mint Bridge, with support from local favourites Massive Wagons, Storm, Jake Morely and Evie Plumb.

The event will be in support of Cancer Care, St Johns’s Hospice and Young Minds.

Tickets are priced at just £35 and 10 & under go free and are available HERE.



Thank you all and see you in the fields in 2019,


Andy, Ben & the KC team x