• "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

  • "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

  • "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!

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

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


We want to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for joining us in the fields for our 13th year. We’ve had a blast and made some incredible memories from an epic weekend – we hope you have too! We’ve partied in the scorching sunshine and danced our wellies off!

We’re overwhelmed by the response and so proud of everyone that’s contributed to making the festival what it is today. We also want to say a HUGE thank you to you Kendal Callers – without you there wouldn’t be a festival and we wouldn’t be where we are celebrating our 13th year!

Plans for our 2019 festival are already underway and we’re always open to improvements that can be made to make your experience even better – from those dancing in the fields to those behind the scenes! With our 14th year already shaping up to be special, with plenty of surprises in store, we’d love to know all about your experience from KC18. Feedback from previous years has inspired new additions like Great Plains, re-locating Deer Lodge and family camping and so much more.

Fill in our 2018 survey HERE to help us shape the future of Kendal Calling.


Kendal Calling returns 25th – 28th July 2019.

A limited number of Super Early Bird tickets for Kendal Calling 2019 will be released very soon. Standby for updates!

See you in the fields in 2019!

Andy, Ben and the KC team x