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

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

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

  • "It's like Glastonbury at its best!! Happy beautiful people from the north. Long live Kendal Calling!"  - Doves

  • 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

  • "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

Enter to get a slot at Kendal Calling 2017!

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Calling all students bands!

We’ve joined forces with Manchester’s Arndale Centre to bring you yet another amazing opportunity to get yourselves involved in one of the biggest years of Kendal Calling yet. Submit a short video for the chance to secure a slot on the line-up this year, as well as an exclusive recording session at Manchester’s Blueprint Studios. Get your music heard by an industry panel of established music professionals, alongside a chance to perform in a battle of the bands style gig where the audience will give their verdict to decide if you’ll be joining us at Lowther Deer Park. If you’re an up and coming band we want you!

Apply HERE before 20th March.