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

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

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

  • "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

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

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

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

New for 2017!


We’re nearly a month away from our 12th year at Lowther Deer Park and what is hoping to be the best Kendal Calling yet! Whilst we’re beavering away getting the finishing pieces done, we thought we’d let you into a little secret of what’s brand new for this year.

Campers can enjoy the comfort of bringing their belongings knowing that when they turn up, their tent is pre-pitched with our new Tangerine Fields dome tents. The only thing that’s left to crack out is the drinks! If this sounds like bliss to you, we’ve still got a limited amount left so be quick HERE. Our pre-pitched dome tents will be located within our standard campsite with one of the best views – which can be home to any others that want to pitch up their own tent nearby in the same field. Look out for a map in our customer information packs being sent to you soon. 

New for 2017, we open up another part of the Deer Park for exploration by Jagerhaus and plenty more. This will be home to our tranquil Garden of Eden, family classics and late night showings in our Cinema tent, the freshest, upcoming talent in our Jagerhaus and brand new Gypsy Caravan Theatre! Take the whole family to Gypsy Caravan Theatre, and get involved to become a theatre company for a day, crafting your own weird and wonderful productions with puppets, scripts and set designs.

In amongst our notorious Lost Eden, find yourself deep within the woods and immerse yourself with awe-inspiring installations, alongside our Kraken Freaky Tiki Bar! Step inside their sub-sea underworld and kick back in the Kraken’s lair to sample signature drinks, classic cocktails and everything in between. As day turns to night, we’ll be unleashing the spirit of the Kraken with DJ’s and live music thrown in for good measure. Get your best Freaky Tiki face on for a chance to win some bounty and don’t miss the ‘Awakening of the Kraken’ every night.

Don’t forget to make sure you’re ready to go on the greatest adventure with our ‘Into The Wild’ theme during the weekend. Starting at 2PM on the Saturday, get your best wild attire and join us for a migration of mammals, mythical beasts, and flying creatures with our Wild Parade;  starting at 2PM outside the cinema tent. Let out your inner animal at KC17 and discover the uniquely tropical ecosystem in the Lowther Deer Park.