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

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

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

  • "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

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

First acts announced for KC17!


After a massive year in 2016, we’re super excited to get back in the fields for our 12th and biggest party yet in the Lake District with no less than 6 headliners!

Joining us at KC17….

We’re happy to reveal Stereophonics will be bringing their finest indie rock to Lowther Deer Park, alongside Welsh trio Manic Street Preachers who have spent the last 30 years(!) making some of the most vital and politically charged, yet no less anthem, music to ever come out of the uk! Brush up on those modern rock hits with Scottish legends Franz Ferdinand and get ready for what will sure to be a memorable sing-a-long with Tinie Tempah, Frank Turner and Editors. Jake Bugg will be gracing our Kendal Calling Main Stage armed with indie pop jams, whilst due to phenomenal public demand in the UK, Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson presents ‘Pet Sounds’ in its entirety plus his greatest hits with Special Guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.

Joining the headliners for 2017, we bring you indie rock sensation Circa Waves, London MC Lethal Bizzle and psych-rock band The Coral, with raucous duo Slaves, fresh from their debut Blaenavon, Loyle Carner, Kate Nash, and Kendal Calling favourites The Lancashire Hotpots. Bringing his soft, acoustic tones Seasick Steve, indie quartet Frightened Rabbit and Scottish dream team Honeyblood.

Kickstarting 2017 in Glow we have Example alongside both Jungle DJing and Faithless spinning some records too. House hero Tom Zanetti, will join My Nu Leng, The Streets frontman Mike Skinner and TDQ in the tent over the weekend, with many more still to be announced!

For those wanting something a bit different, we bring you Mexican musicians covering Morrissey hits ‘Mexrrissey’, London African Gospel Choir singing Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ and Beatlemania celebrating 50 years of SGT Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club.

No matter where you are in the fields, there’s bound to be something for you, and this is just the beginning! Keep your eyes pealed on our Facebook, Twitter and website where we’ll be announcing more acts in the coming weeks. The countdown begins to KC17!

Full lineup so far HERE

Tickets will be on sale TOMORROW at 10am via this link: http://po.st/KC17Tickets See you in the fields!

Andy, Ben & the KC Team x