Scheduled for July 27th to 30th, Kendal Calling is a small festival that’s always bursting at the seams with top acts. Set in the stunning surroundings of the Lowther Deer Park in the Lake District, it’s become something of an intimate hit in the last few years, having earned the Best Small UK Festival Award at the UK Festival Awards and Best Small Festival at the LIVE UK awards.
There will be only 12,000 people attending over the event’s 3 days, and you can expect a plethora of big name acts running alongside lots of up-and-comers. In fact, growing popularity has seen Kendall Calling 2017 attract one of the most exciting lineups yet, with confirmed names including Editors, Stereophonics, Franz Ferdinand, Tinie Tempah, Frightened Rabbit, Kate Nash, Slaves, Circa Waves, Honeyblood, Ardyn, Palace, Manic Street Preachers, and Lethal Bizzle.
As with previous years, the musical acts will be nicely complemented by a huge dance tent and a wealth of other quirkier tents sure to cater to more niche needs – they’re a huge part of what makes Kendal Calling the ideal place to see the greatest bands of tomorrow.
True to the festival’s notoriously chilled atmosphere, you can also expect to find a programme of comedy acts, spoken word artists, and DJs. Art installations and sculptures will be once again dotted around the site, and the fact that foot-traffic is kept to a minimum means that sitting back in the grass is never going to turn into lying down in the mud.
You’ll be able to camp across one of four dedicated sites; in true Kendall Calling fashion, each one of them has its own distinct theme:
- Wolf Woods: Head here if you want to party into the night. It’s the loudest camp site, set up right next to the main arena for those who want to party into the early hours.
- Great Holme: Handy for getting out the next day, the Great Holme campsite is right next to the carpark and the Village Green.
- The Shire: Here is where you’ll come for a more relaxing and chilled out time. What else could it offer with a name like The Shire?
- Haye Parks: Located just to the left of the vehicle field, Haye Parks should attract plenty of campers thanks to its stunning mountain views.
There are still tickets available, although probably not for long, so check out Skiddle if you want to snag your chance to attend one of the most exclusive festivals in the UK.