• "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

  • "One of the UK’s most picturesque festivals..."  - The Guardian

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

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

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

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

  • "Small, perfectly formed and serving up a wealth of old-fashioned hospitality"  - The Telegraph

  • "Beautifully brilliant... one to remember"  - Manchester Evening News

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

Kendal Calling 2020 revealed!


We’re thrilled to unveil Kendal Calling 2020, our fifteenth year in the fields and our biggest line-up yet. Power up for a huge weekend as Kendal Calling Goes to the Arcade, welcoming old friends new to the Deer Park for a weekend like no other.

So, buckle in…

This year’s Kendal Calling is headed up by Main Stage dons Foals, Stereophonics and Supergrass, with Primal Scream and Dizzee Rascal joining us on Thursday for our opening night (don’t forget this requires an add-on ticket). Alongside festival favourites like Blossoms, Craig David’s TS5 and The Kooks, we welcome comedy legend Bill Bailey as a very special guest, bringing a comedy headliner to the Main Stage for the first time. Much requested newcomers like DMA’S and You Me At Six sit alongside legends like Johnny Marr, 808 State, Shaggy and Andy C, and that’s not to mention a jaw-dropping line-up of new and emerging indie faves like Pale Waves, Easy Life and Jade Bird.

Our Kendal Calling Goes To The Arcade theme sees us jumping into the world of games on-stage and off – get ready for DJ Yoda’s cutting-edge History of Games DJ set alongside themed fun across the site including climbing walls, human-sized table football and the incredible Actual Reality Arcade.

There are still five new stages to reveal in the coming weeks, plus new additions including the Feasting Hall, Drive-In Cinema and the long overdue return of Lost Eden!

Head to the Line-Up page to explore the full first announce, and keep your eyes peeled for even more amazing news coming soon!


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