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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.
Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Libertines, Run DMC
Hacienda Classical (Thursday Night)
James, Ocean Colour Scene, Shed Seven, The Sherlocks, White Lies, The Wailers, Declan Mckenna, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Lucy Spraggan, Slow Readers Club, The Amazons, Peter Hook & The Light, Tom Grennan, The Lancashire Hotpots, Marmozets, Pale Waves, Dub Pistols, Hollie Cook, The Orielles, Black Honey, Sam Fender, Pins, The Blinders, Yonaka, Anteros, Marsicans, Low Island, Jordan Allen, Plastic Mermaids, Bang Bang Romeo, Cruel World, Whenyoung, Molly Warburton, The Lucid Dream, Wolfpeake, Rosborough, Late Night Legacy, Serene, Pariahs
Glow Dance Stage:
Basement Jaxx (DJ Set), Gorgon City (DJ Set), Idris Elba, Grandmaster Flash, Mistajam, Hospitality Takeover, Horse Meat Disco, Wookie, Gotsome, Deadbeat UK, Cousn
Elvana, The Beat-sie Boys And The London Astrobeat Orchestra Perform Talking Heads, Saytr Play, 100 Fables, The K’s, Rats, Brownbear, No Hot Ashes, North Atlas, The Lottery Winners, Citrus Heights, Scarlet
Chai Wallah Stage:
Dj Format & Abdominal, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Friendly Fire, Animanz, Grinny Grandad, Joncan Kavlakoglu, Kiriki Club, Lost Tuesday Society, Friendly Fire, Snazzback, Soul Grenades,the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, Wrongtom, Horseman, King Lorenzo, Solo Banton & The Uppercuts
Riot Jazz Presents Odwana, Smoggy Riddum, Felix Hagan & The Family, The Thingumajigs And The Templebys
Tim Peaks Cafe:
Tim Burgess (DJ Set), The Coral (DJ Set), Tony Walsh, The Waltones, Trampolene, Lost Horizons, The High, Fat Cops, Two Shot Podcast Live, Tiny Tim Peaks With Alex Winters, Best Picture, Average Sex, Power Ballad Karaoke, Yucatan, Metropolis Re-Score, Nik Void (DJ Set), Kids Choir, Clare Nasir Weather Report, Anna Disley, Patsy Gillam, The Rockin’ Rhinos, Nico Mirallegro (DJ Set), Bis, Spike Island Screening, West Princes, Richard Youngs, Martin Blunt (DJ Set), Alex Lipinski and Becky Fishwick, Plus Skeleton Keys Records Presents Marvin Powell, Mysterines, Cut Glass Kings, She Drew The Gun, Peach Fuzz
Kieran Webster (DJ Set), Thomas Turgoose (DJ Set), The Clone Roses, Clint Boon, Dave Haslam, Hattie Pearson (DJ Set), Twisted Wheel, Gemma Mooney, The Chavs, The Jackals, Hip Hop Karaoke, Control Of The Going, Shader, Deja Vega, Psyence, Space Monkeys, Bmx Bandits, The Plimp Souls, Fuzzy Sun, Flex 80s Disco Workout Classics, Zach’s Ungoogleable Quiz
OPENING TIMES / ENTRY
The festival site opens for camping at 9am on Thursday 26th July (for Thursday Camping ticket holders only. Thursday tickets valid in conjunction with a full weekend ticket).
Gate opening times: 9am – 11pm
FRIDAY – SUNDAY
Gate opening times: Friday 9am – 11pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 9pm
Entry will not be allowed outside of these times so please plan your journey accordingly.
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