A small festival with a big attitude, Kendal Calling takes place each year in the beautiful surroundings of the Lowther Deer Park in the Lake District.
With big main stage acts each year, a huge dance tent, and a plethora of small and interesting stages hosted in quirky tents, it's a great chance to see both big and up and coming artists in a truly gorgeous setting.
As well as a comprehensive and impressive musical programme, the festival also includes a great roster of comedy, spoken word and DJs - so there's something for everyone. And with its laid back atmosphere and gorgeous art installations and sculptures dotted around the festival site, it's a magical place for kids too.
The event expanded to a capacity of 8,000 for 2010 without compromising on quality, and will return with the same intimate vibe in 2011.
Just some of the acts announced so far for this year's festival include Blondie, Chase & Status, The Cribs, The Levellers, Echo and the Bunnymen, Beardyman, Mr Scruff, and Tim Burgess and Mark Collins from The Charlatans.