UK’s Kendal Calling was born from a group of music lovers who felt the fabulous fields of the Lake District could be put to better use. Their aim was to take to the fields every summer for a spectacular music festival and shindig that would grow so big the whole world would hear it calling!
2015 was the year of our 10th birthday and it was party vibes galore all weekend! We extended the party by opening our main stage for the first time on Thursday. The likes of James and Elbow, The Vaccines, Kaiser Chiefs and Snoop Dogg came down to join in the celebrations, and what a show they put on. The theme ‘Kendal Calling through the decades’ went down a storm, with everyone pulling our their best fancy dress frocks to tie in with our 10th birthday party. Festival goers could also get party ready with our Kendal Calling hairdressers, giving them the option to spruce up their festival look and be ready to celebrate in style. The brand new addition of Lost Eden in our Woodslands area opened up an exciting, magical area for Kendal Callers to explore, complete with amazing performance art and 2 new stages. British Sea Power and Slamboree graced the Woodlands stage and Grandmaster Flash tore up The Glow Tent, whilst Kate Tempest put a spell on everyone at Calling Out. It really was a birthday weekend to remember. —Kendal Calling