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Kendal Calling 2018

  • Penrith, United Kingdom
  • 26-29 July 2018
  • Alternative
  • Electronic
  • Folk
  • +4
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.



  • The Libertines
  • Run DMC
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen


Main Stage

  • The Libertines
  • Catfish and the Bottlemen
  • Run DMC
  • Hacienda Classical
  • James
  • Ocean Colour Scene
  • Shed Seven
  • The Wailers
  • White Lies
  • Peter Hook & The Light
  • Fun Lovin' Criminals
  • Declan McKenna
  • The Slow Readers Club
  • The Amazons
  • Dub Pistols
  • The Lancashire Hotpots
  • Hollie Cook
  • Sam Fender
  • The Blinders
  • Jordan Allen
  • Plastic Mermaids
  • False Advertising
  • Felix Hagan & The Family

The Glow Tent

  • Basement Jaxx [DJ set]
  • Gorgon City [DJ set]
  • Grandmaster Flash [DJ set]
  • Mistajam
  • Idris Elba
  • Hospitality Takeover
  • Horse Meat Disco
  • Super Hans
  • Wookie
  • GotSome
  • Deadbeat UK
  • Cousn

Calling Out

  • The Sherlocks
  • Lucy Spraggan
  • Tom Grennan
  • Marmozets
  • Pale Waves
  • Black Honey
  • PINS
  • Yonaka
  • Anteros
  • Marsicans
  • Low Island
  • The Orielles
  • Colouring
  • Bang Bang Romeo
  • Rosborough
  • Paradisia
  • whenyoung
  • Cruel World


  • Elvana
  • The Beat-sie Boys
  • London Astrobeat Orchestra perform Talking Heads
  • Saytr Play
  • 100 Fables
  • No Hot Ashes
  • Rats
  • North Atlas
  • Scarlet
  • Brownbear
  • The Lottery Winners
  • Citrus Heights
  • The K's

Tim Peaks

  • Tim Burgess [DJ set]
  • The Coral [DJ set]
  • Tony Walsh
  • The Waltones
  • Nico Mirallegro [DJ set]
  • Lost Horizons
  • Two Shot Podcast
  • Tiny Tim Peaks with Alex Winters
  • Tim Peaks FM with Chris Hawkins
  • Nik Void [DJ set]
  • Bis
  • BMX Bandits
  • Best Picture
  • Average Sex
  • Yucatan
  • Martin Blunt [DJ set]
  • Patsy Gillam
  • The Rockin' Rhinos
  • Becki Fishwick
  • Richard Youngs
  • Susan Lynch's Drama Club
  • Jack Jones
  • Alex Lipinski
  • Riding the Low
  • She Drew The Gun
  • Marvin Powell
  • Mysterines
  • Cut Glass Kings
  • The Fernweh


  • Twisted Wheel
  • The Clone Roses
  • Kieran Webster [DJ set]
  • Clint Boon
  • Dave Haslam
  • Thomas Turgoose & Andrew Ellis
  • Fat Cops
  • The High
  • Denise Johnson
  • Flex 80's DIsco Workout Classics
  • Gemma Moon
  • Shader
  • Déjà Vega
  • Control of the going
  • Tea Street Band
  • Gareth Brooks
  • Trampolene
  • Psyence
  • Space Monkeys
  • Fuzzy Sun
  • Hattie Pearson [DJ set]
  • Gardenback
  • The Plimp Souls
  • The Ungoogle-able Quiz
  • Vida
  • The Rills
  • The Rubbish
  • West Princes
  • Ryan Jarvis
  • Mainly Manchester

Chai Wallah

  • DJ Format & Abdominal
  • Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
  • Animanz
  • Grinny Grandad
  • Joncan Kavlakoglu
  • Kiriki Club
  • Samsara
  • Lost Tuesday Society
  • Snazzback
  • Soul Grenades
  • The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble
  • Friendly Fire
  • Wrongtom
  • Horseman, Solo Banton & King Lorenzo with The Upper Cut Band

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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