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Kendal Calling is an intimate and boutique UK music festival set in the beautiful surroundings of Cumbria’s Lake District.

Each summer Kendal Calling curates a diverse lineup that spans across the genres, taking in rock, indie and dance music, while also laying on a wide range of food and drink, as well as quirky art installations, pop-up bars, a market, and a cinema.

What’s more, Kendal Calling is also a perfect festival to take the family to, thanks to its dedicated kid’s area that’ll be showcasing all kinds of entertainment throughout the weekend.

Kendal Calling 2019 Sunday Highlights

Kendal Calling 2023 Lineup

Lineup to be announced soon:

Stereophonics / Supergrass / The Streets / Hacienda Classical / The Kooks / The Wombats / Craig David presents TS5 / Tom Grennan / The Vaccines / Declan McKenna / Amy Macdonald / Sea Girls / Bill Bailey / Pale Waves / Sundara Karma / Sophie Ellis‐Bextor / Sports Team / The Slow Readers Club / The Snuts / Scouting for Girls / Gabrielle / Heather Small / Jade Bird / The Sherlocks / The Magic Gang / 808 State [live] / Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon / Jamie Webster / Working Men’s Club / The Goa Express / Orla Gartland / Ibibio Sound Machine / The Mysterines / Sam Ryder / Alfie Templeman / The Reytons / Lanterns on the Lake / Pip Blom / The Lottery Winners / The Orielles / Dylan John Thomas / The K’s / Red Rum Club / Honeyblood / PINS / Baby Queen / Brooke Combe / STONEVALERAS / Bang Bang Romeo / Bandicoot / James Holt / Abbie Ozard / Lucia & The Best Boys / THE HARA / Lauran Hibberd / Ellysse Mason / LIINES / VENUS GRRRLS / Retro Video Club / Hello Cosmos / Dirty Laces / Desperate Journalist / SKIES

Dj Sets

Joel Corry / Andy C / Faitheless Dj / Craig Charles / Chris Moyles / Ellie Cocks / Mollie Collings / Dick & Dom / Shell Zenner / Howling Rythm / Hattie Pearson / Emily Pealbeam / Dj Acid Rephlux / Electric Soup / B.U.M.S. / Listen Up Djs / Time Peaks Djs /

Tim Peaks Diner

Red Stains / Jack Jones / Francis Lung / Aoife Nessa Frances / Poppycock / FFSYTHO / Claire Welles / Ticny Tim Peaks / Tim Peaks FM with Chris Hawkins / Jupiter Strange / Wax-tree-Cast


Elvana / The Lancashire Hotpots / The She Street Band / Barrioke / Henge / Mr Wison’s Second Liners / Slamboree / The Listening Party / Everybody Loves Lizzo / Big Fish Little Fish


Bill Bailey / Marcus Brigstocke / Shaparak Khorsandi / Castival with Matt Hoss (Live Podcast) Pink in Drublic / Kai Humphries / Sally Anne Howard
+ more artists TBA

Kendal Calling 2023 Tickets

Early Bird Weekend Tickets from £164.50 (€195.09) are on sale:


Camping during the festival is included with the Weekend Festival Ticket purchased here, so all you need is basic camping gear, like a tent, a camping pad and a head torch (so useful in the night). If you don’t want to bring your own tent the festival offers Premium Camping options purchased here

Alternatively, you can book nearby hotels and apartments using the map below or visit booking.com

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Travel Info


Parking is available and you can purchase tickets online here

Get Directions

The nearest train station to the festival site is Penrith (also known as Penrith North Lakes) which is a ten minute taxi journey from the site. A special shuttle bus service will run from the station to the festival.

Virgin Trains operate super-fast direct hourly services from Scotland, Birmingham, and London, and from Manchester & North West (with a quick change at Preston or Crewe).


A return journey to and from Penrith train station running Thursday 27, Friday 28 July and Monday 31 July can be purchased online here

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