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Kendal Calling combines live music, fairground attractions, markets and a unique atmosphere at one of the quirkiest and coolest small festivals around.
Kendal Calling is the kind of festival you could only put on in England. Set in the rolling green fields of the Lake District, it brings together bands and artists large and small, along with a huge host of other attractions for an independent-spirited festival.
First hosted in 2006, the festival has seen a steady rise in popularity year on year, winning the Best Small Festival award in 2010 and 2011 and Best Medium Festival in 2013. Performers in past years include Basement Jaxx, Calvin Harris, Feeder, Public Enemy and Echo and the Bunnymen to name a few, and this 2014's lineup, which included Frank Turner, Example, De La Soul, Zane Lowe and plenty more.
As well as music, Kendal Calling is all about creating a unique vibe. It’s choc-full of fairground rides, markets, food and drink events and artwork from independent artists.
For a bit of culture to go with the music, check out the Late Night Cinema – a pop-up space where films are screened under the stars.
Full lineup here.
How do I get there?
Travelling by Car: From the South: All ticket holders: M6 Exit Junction 39 Turn L onto A6 at end of sliproad Turn R at T Junction to follow A6 North Keep on A6 through village of Shap Then, depending on your ticket type: Standard campsite ticket holders: Look out for the A6 passing underneath the Motorway Approx 1 mile after this turn L into the Lowther Estate Follow driveway to main car park. From the North: Standard campsite ticket holders: Continue on M6 to J39 and follow directions from South Campervans, Emperors Fields and The Deer Lodge ticket holders: For entrance to Emperors Fields, Campervans and The Deer Lodge please follow signs for All Camping.
Car Share: Kendall Calling have teamed up with GoCarShare
Travelling by Train: The nearest train station to the festival site is Penrith, which is a ten minute car journey from the site.
Shuttle Bus: There will be a shuttle bus running from the train station to the festival site.
Adult Tickets starting from: £130
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets are available via the website. Instalment plans are also available.