With 17-days to go Kendal Calling
festival has confirmed the last of the acts to be added to this year's
bill. Tunng, Casiokids, Black Diamond Bay, Kate Rogers, Sam Quill,
Jelly's Last Jam, The Blims, and Arockalypse Now will all
be joining in the revelry at Lowther Deer Park, 31st July - 2nd August.
The bulk of the final additions come
from the ever growing Folk scene. Experimental folk group Tunng, who
use percussion instruments ranging from a mechanical bird to a hammered
dulcimer via seashells, have been labelled with the title Folktronica.
This will be Tunng's only northern Festival gig, following last year's
critically acclaimed album Good Arrows. Leeds based Black Diamond
bay have also been labelled with the term Folktronica and may be recognised
from their appearance on Hollyoaks earlier in the year. With a brooding
touching on bluesy voice Sam Quill covers the more traditional end of
folk but also ventures into punk, whilst Canadian Kate Rogers crosses
folk with rock and indie.
They will all be performing on the
Kaylied Stage, adding to Kendal Calling's already fine array of Folk
talent, including The Travelling Band, Emmy the Great, Mumford &
Sons, Frank Turner and Tarras. Tarras, one of the biggest bands to come
out of Cumbria, reformed last year. They split in 2002 shortly after
a Mercury Music Award nomination and successful american tour and are
rumoured to be working on a new album. Also on the Kaylied stage will
be the highly regarded Norwegian electro-pop outfit Casiokids, making
their Cumbria debut.
At the other end of the musical spectrum
rock outfit and Kiss tribute band Arockalypse Now will also be performing, as will Preston based Jelly's Last Jam and The Blims.
Ben Robinson: “There's some quality
folk acts coming out of the UK at the moment and it's more popular than
ever. Dent Folk Festival was a great success in Cumbria last week and
we've no doubt our folk acts will be attracting the crowds at
this year's Kendal Calling.”
These final additions will be joining
the likes of The Streets, Ash, Idlewild, The Zutons, Kid British and
Twisted Wheel for Kendal Calling's fourth outing in as many year's.