27th - 30th July 2023
Location: Lowther Deer Park, in the beautiful Lake District
Winner of Best Medium Festival 2013, Best Small Festival 2011 & 2010!
Kendal Calling is an innovative, independent festival based in the Lake District – featuring big headline acts, and pioneering contemporary music alongside traditional rural entertainment.
Nominated for Best Small Festival in the 2012 NME awards, Kendal Calling have delivered a sold out event every year for the past 7 years. With areas including Mainstage, GLoW dance tent, Calling Out new music stage, Kaylied tent, Soapbox, Kids Area, Real Ale festival, Garden of Eden, Village Green and the Houseparty.
What’s on for kids?
Kendal Calling is better suited to families with older children / teens. There are games and free activities throughout the day and workshops on offer which in the past have included percussion making and music; movement and mask making; and storytelling and puppetry, but it certainly doesn’t feel like families are the target audience.
PARENT REVIEW: Kendal Calling 2012
Last year saw a multitude of walkabout performers and artists roaming the fields from contortionists to comic fitness instructors, and jugglers to hula-hoopers. The Monsters Garden was a huge, central field of mutant, oversized, bright flora decorated artistically complete with giant hammocks and resting spots. The House party was a tent like no other; a living room inspired den complete with all the usual household amenities you might expect; washing machine, beds, piano, bookshelves… Plus a light-up dancefloor and DJ booth of course! I wonder what’s in store this year?…
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4 thoughts on “Kendal Calling”
I would avoid kendal calling if your children are young (under 10), it isn’t a family friendly festival. .