• "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

  • "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

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

  • "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!

  • "It's unlike any other festival. One of the highlights of summer!"  - The Charlatans


We’re working together with AIF going #DrasticOnPlastic on #EarthDay, pledging to eliminate single-use plastics at the festival by 2021. Find out more about the #DrasticOnPlastic initiative HERE

We will be banning all plastic straws at the festival, and will be selling our own reusable water bottles on site and online (coming soon!). We’re working hard at KC HQ to protect the Deer Park and protect planet Earth so will be announcing all the ways in which we’re going to be sustainable in the fields very soon.