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Kendal Calling 2018

  • Lowther Deer Park, Penrith, United Kingdom
  • 26-29 July 2018
Kendal Calling 2018

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Set in Cumbria's beautiful Lake District

Kendal Calling is an independent weekend music festival on Lowther Deer Park in Cumbria's picturesque Lake District. Having started as a 900 capacity event in 2006, the festival is now a 13,000 party with a diverse lineup that spans from rock and indie to electronic music.

Recent editions have included sets from the likes of the Stereophonics, Tinie Tempah, Primal Scream and Manic Street Preachers across the small, intimate site. Amongst the music, you'll also find copious amounts of food and drink, from every cuisine imaginable, as well as quirky art installations, pop-up bars, a market and a cinema. 

Kendal Calling is also a family-friendly festival, hosting its very own kid's area, complete with a huge variety of entertainment for the little ones, making the festival an ideal choice for a child's first festival.



Main Stage

The Glow Tent


Tim Peaks


Chai Wallah

Riot Jazz

  • Odwana
  • The Thingumajigs
  • Smoggy Riddim
  • Templebys
  • Jeremiah Ferrari
  • Tocha

Lowther Deer Park is in Cumbria's beautiful Lake District, in the north of England. 


Lowther Deer Park, Penrith, CA10 2HG, United Kingdom


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).

There will be a car park at Kendal Calling, however, parking spaces will be ticketed. 

These can be purchased in advance and will be cheaper than on the gate.

The campsite will open at 9am on Thursday 26 July, for those who have a Thursday ticket. 

The gates will open at 9am on Friday for all other ticket holders. 

The campsite will close at 2pm on the Monday.

Age 11 to 15 Weekend Ticket holders must be accompanied by a ticket holding parent or guardian over the age of 30. 

All teens (aged 11 to 15) must camp in the same area as their families. 

Teen Ticket holders (Age 11-15) are not allowed in the arena unaccompanied after 10pm.


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