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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 2020 was cancelled, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Ticket-holders have the option to roll their ticket over to the 2021 edition. You can read the festival’s statement here

Kendal Calling 2019 Sunday Highlights

Kendal Calling 2021 Lineup

Lineup will be announced closer to the festival.


Andy CHannah Wants / Jungle [DJ set] / DJ Yoda: A History of Gaming / Dub Phizix & Strategy / Jaguar Skills / Levelz / North Base / Flava D / JaguarEmerald / Slamboree / All Back to Bez’s DJ set / Dub Pistols / Mr Wilson’s Second Liners / Mr. Motivator / The She Street Band / Barrioke / The Sunday Supercade / Freear [DJ set] / Bandaoke / DJ Fallback / The Mario Brothers [DJ set] / Drum N Bounce

Chai Wallah

Kongo Dia Ntotila / Royal Sounds / True Stays / The Ashton Jones Project / Year of the Dog / Sound of the Sirens

Woodland’s Stage

Xtra Mile Recordings Takeover curated by Frank Turner: / Skinny Lister / Sonic Boom Six / Ducking Punches / Brand New Friend

Tim Peaks

HYYTS / Aoife Nessa Frances / Rockit Presents…Jupiter Strange / Rob Deering’s Beat This / Claire Welles / Sunday Night Curated by Bob Stanley / Keel Her / Denise Johnson / Tim Peaks FM with Chris Hawkins / The Red Stains

Yam Riot

Day presents by BBC Introducing: / Delagrave / Flynt / Prowles / Springfield / Melanie Baker / The Silver Bars / Paint / Gumshoe / Night presented by Earache: / Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs / Massive Wagons / Hacktivist / Evil Scarecrow / Black Futures / Nova Twins / Nosebleed / Hands Off Gretel / Church of the Cosmic Skull


Arcades / Skylights / Kendos / Sallow Pillow / The People / Red Corner / Flat Cap Brass


David Haslam / Clint Boon / Flex 80s Disco Workout Classics / Drum N Bounce / Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Decks

Kendal Calling Soundsystem

Shaolin Monkey / DJ Fallback / B.U.M.S. / Lost Colours / Howling Rhythm / Back to 2006 Disco / Farmer of Funk

Kendal Calling 2021 Tickets

Tickets are SOLD OUT:


Camping during the festival is included in the festival ticket, 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.

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

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Travel Info

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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 times will be confirmed closer to the event.

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