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

  • "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

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

  • "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

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

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

  • "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

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

Discover the Valley of the Beats, our area for those keen for a non-stop dance in the fields and you late night owls!

Dip into Houseparty, grab a refreshing cocktail at Russian Standard’s Vodka Mule Market, and then head into Glow to catch the best in cutting edge dance music and the biggest DJs. Get GLIT with Gypsy Shrine or stop for a bite to eat at some of our favourite food traders in the fields.

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