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

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

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

  • "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

  • "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


What future do YOU envisage for humankind?

Will you strive for Utopia by rescuing civilizations with Captain Kirk on board the Starship Enterprise, save history in a time travelling DeLorean with Doc Brown or perhaps defend worlds as a Guardian of the Galaxy alongside The Jetsons?

Are you headed instead for Dystopia and a career with Skynet as a Terminator, becoming Doctor Who’s ultimate nemesis, channeling your inner Mad Max or entering The Matrix with Neo?

Or are you uncertain of your path and seeking an alternative destination?

If that sounds like you then hidden deep inside Lost Eden’s woodland there is a secret compound where you will find your answer – from a time travelling crew of sonic renegades, punks and misfits called The Red Stars who have a message from the future for you below.

Whatever future persona you choose, remember, “if you put your mind to it you can accomplish anything” – George McFly, Back to The Future.

We come together 2PM Saturday 28th July at Tim Peaks for the parade to go Into the Future: an other-worldy procession of curious characters by Global Grooves. Blending carnival arts, thumping percussion, ethereal beings and illuminated lanterns, our annual shimmy-shake across the fields will be a futuristic spectacle to behold. For the saviour of our fields, we need you.

Which side will you choose?

See you in the fields of the future!

Site Art

One of our favourite things at Kendal Calling is the art from independent artists which feature in every corner of the site. We’re thrilled to give artists the chance to go wild with their imagination and in amongst the music and stalls, you’ll find all manner of wonderful things to make you smile, muse & laugh.

Fancy DresS