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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 lineup each year, a huge dance tent, and a plethora of small and interesting stages hosted in quirky tents, Kendal Calling is 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.
Kendal Calling was born from a group of music lovers who felt the fields of Cumbria could be put to better use during the summer months - in the name of music, fun and frolics.
We look forward to each coming year, as they consistently seem to out-do themselves each time. Don’t be fooled by the size, Kendal Calling packs a whallop!
Stereophonics / Manic Street Preachers / Franz Ferdinand / Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls / Tinie Tempah / Editors / Jake Bugg / Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds
... plus many more.
Franz Ferdinand, Happy Mondays, Frightened Rabbit, British Sea Power, Man & The Echo, The Shimmer Band
K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade, Honeyfeet, Gypsies Of Bohemia, Kioko
Stereophonics, Jake Bugg, Circa Waves, Dma’s, Kate Nash, Bossy Love, Redfaces
Baggy Mondays, Loyle Carner, Fickle Friends, Ady Suleiman, Bad Sounds, Off Bloom, Marthagunn, Soshe, Little Hours, Catherine Mcgrath, Larkins, Jess Kemp.
Example + Dj Wire, Jungle (Dj Set), Shadow Child, Eli & Fur, Tom Zanetti, Faithless (Dj Set), Friend Within.
Beatlemania, London African Gospel Choir Sings ‘Graceland’, Neon Waltz, The Vegan Leather, The Ninth Wave, Mint, Ded Rabbit, Polar States, Noah Noah.
Dave Haslam, Howling Rhythm, Dj Megatune, Dermo, Cabbage, Mike Sweeney And The Salford Jets, Llaregubb, Paradisia, Tom Smith, Hello Operator, Our Fold, Comedy Quiz.
Smash Hi-fi, Broken Brass Ensemble, Lakuta, Nomade Orquestra, Only Joe, Dojo, Ezra Collective, Land Of The Giants, Dave Rybka, Dansi.
Purple Stardust [bowie & Prince Disco], Nik Void (Factory Floor), Dj Set, Tear, Yucatan, Band Pres Llareggub Play Mwng, Pete Salisbury, Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai) Dj Set, Song Sung, Taffy, Gavin Martin, Tom ‘mouse’ Smith, Tiny Tim, Peaks With Alex Winters.
Galivantes, Rubber Duck Orchestra, Jeremiah Ferrari, The Thingumajigs, Deadbeat Brass, Galactic Funk Militia, Family Ranks, Xmenbteam, Can Guru?, Smoggy Riddim, Jez Sings Things, Sukh, Otter Nonsense.
Seb K More Than Dj, Deaf Eric, Ponyland, Electric Pyramid, Marc Constantine, Gemma Mooney, Dave Viney Presents: Wild Things – Poets Let Loose, Argh Kid, Dicky Dippinson, Elle Mary, Melanie Baker.
Manic Street Preachers, Brian Wilson Presents Pet Sounds, Editors, Feeder, Reverend And The Makers, White Post War Glamour Girls, Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5.
Dj Megatune, The Hunna, Field Music, Honeyblood, Shame Freak, The Pale White, Eat Fast, Fews, Moses, Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles, Jess Kemp.
Holy Goof, Barely Legal, Kurupt Fm, Mike Skinner (Dj Set), Bugzy Malone, Star.one, Coco.
Mexrrissey, She Drew The Gun, The Jackobins, Indigo Velvet, New York Tourists, Where Fires Are, Declan Walsh & The Decadent West, Jamie & Shoony, Only Son, Graces, Northern Soul Dance Classes.
Will Tramp, Disco Illusion, Gareth Brooks, Gold Teeth Present The Great British Drake Off, Club Crimsons, Rory Wynne, George Craig (Dj), Denise Johnson, The Blinders, White Room, Blackwaters The Cosmics, The Assist, The G-O-D, Zach’s Ungoogle-able Quiz.
Gallowstreet, Koffie, Abstract Orchestra, Liam Bailey, Sola Rosa Sound System, Thabo, Fat Suit, Holly Holden Y Su Banda, Lewis Bootle.
Purple Stardust Dj, Don Letts, Meds’ Engagement Party, Hellolisa, The Nouvelles, Brix And The Extricated, Tim Burgess (Dj Set), Colour Me Wednesday, Tim Burgess – Talk, Tom Sheehan, Chris Hawkins’ Tim Peaks Fm, Tiny Tim Peaks With Alex Winters.
Paddy Steer, Blow Trio, Felix Hagan, Charlie Cooper, Too Much Love, Templebys, Tocha, T.E Yates, Msc Big Band, Sophro, Dave Rybka, Caoilfhionn Rose, Otter Nonsense.
Frontline Presents Djs, Baghdaddies, Hyde Park, Brass Band, Merigot Boost Sound, Mylittlebrother, Crake, James Kopaninsky Pwgg, Robinson Boone, JB Barrington, Standing Rock: An Oral History, Paradaeis, Cal Rush-williams.
Tinie Tempah, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Seasick Steve, Slaves, Nothing But Thieves, Lethal Bizzle, Stillia, The Lancashire Hotpots.
Indie Disco – Karl Yates, The Coral, Palace, Little Comets, Blaenavon, Ardyn, Dead!, The Rhythm Method, Outlya, Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?, The Snuts, Maruja.
Mollie Collins, My Nu Leng, TQD (Royal T, Dj Q, & Flava D), Gotsome, Idris Elba, Swindle.
Beatlemania Celebrating 50 Years Of Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, Mi Mye, The Indigo Project, Veyu, Life At The Arcade, Sugarthief, Faux Pas, The Voodoo Bats, The Leathernecks, Dancing On Tables, The Everly Pregnant Brothers.
Clint Boon, Dave Beer, Lost Colours, Thomas Turgoose – This Is England (Dj Set), Rogue Emperor Black Label, The Everly Pregnant Brothers, Tom ‘mouse’ Smith Cable And The Bay, Sauce, Zach’s Ungoogle-able Quiz.
The Comet Is Coming, Anthony Joseph, Harleighblu, Me And My Friends, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, Yumi & The Weather, Time For T, Lowes.
You Dig / Stutter And Twitch, Buffalo Brothers, Agbeko, Haggis Horns, Mansion Of Snakes, The Plimp Souls, Joshua Cavanagh-brierley Group, The 7:45’s, Plume, Artephis, Ivan Campo, Otter Nonsense
Will Orchard (Dj Set), Nico Mirallegro – Dj Set John Kennedy (Dj Set), Wovoka Gentle, Francobollo The Rhythm Method, Gulp, Clint Boon, Britpoporama, The Sundowners, The Pheromoans, Pet Sounds, Listening Party, Hellolisa, Tiny Tim Peaks With Alex Winters.
Unstoppable Sweeties Show, Molly Warburton, Divide And Conker, Claire Cameron, The Unsung, Why Fox, Why?, Pop-up Puppet Cinema Presents Jaws, Bad Language Poets, Tekla, Kendra France.
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