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

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

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

  • 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

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

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

Lost Eden is Calling You!

We are opening the door to the weird and wonderful at Kendal Calling, continuing to explore the co-existent relationship between nature and metropolis in our captivating arena for arts and culture, Lost Eden. In 2018 we are offering a large scale installation co-commission, with a focus on immersive installation art.

This is a unique opportunity to create and showcase an artwork that will not only bring the Lost Eden woodlands area of Kendal Calling festival to life, but will also be shown at an additional four festivals (Bluedot, Shambala, Lakes Alive and Arts by the Sea). The successful applicant will receive funding, as well as guidance and support from each festival.

Help transform Kendal Calling’s Lost Eden into an escapist utopia, and get your work seen across the country!

Please note that the commission is subject to a successful GFTA bid with the Arts Council England. A bid is currently in place.

Download the co-commission open call guidance document HERE

Apply for Lost Eden Co-Commissions for 2018 HERE

Good luck and see you in the fields!x