Kendal Calling 2012

Kendal Calling 2012
Lowther Castle & Gardens
Lowther
Cumbria
CA10 2HG


Starts: Fri 27th to Sun 29th July 2012

GET:

Share This 

 

Kendal Calling is an award-winning, innovative, independent festival based in the Lake District. It features pioneering contemporary music and art alongside traditional rural entertainment. They pride ourselves on being the most fun you can have in the countryside with fields full of activities and attractions for everyone, from families to stag parties! Come and join them for a weekend of festivity and escapism in the fresh country air.

They have a small capacity so you won’t be herded around like cattle or spend hours in queues at the bar. Feel the freedom of being able to move between the 8 performance stages in a matter of minutes and never miss an artist. This is fun the old fashioned way, great times, great entertainment and great friends all in one place!

This festival offers...


Festival Artists Videos Play Videos

Main Stage

Disabled Facilities

They welcome all to the festival and are happy to make extra arrangements for those with disabilities. It’s best to get in touch well in advance. There are a limited number of discounted tickets available for people with carers - please contact the festival office for details. There are disabled toilets available in both the festival site and the Emperors Fields campsite. There will be a viewing platform in the Mainstage area, for wheelchair users. They advise festival-goers with disabilities to camp in the Emperors Fields, that way they can camp next to their car or alternatively can bring a campervan or caravan to the Campervan Field, adjacent to Emperors Fields. The access to this area of the site is more suited to those with limited mobility.  PLEASE NOTE camping and parking places are strictly limited, so please contact us to let us know about your needs, check on facilities and request a space. Disabled concession tickets are only available whilst there are tickets on sale, once the event has sold out, it has sold out! For all queries regarding the disabled policy contact Julie on 01524 761598 or by email julie@kendalcalling.com

Friday 27th July

Riot Jazz

The Kube

The Soapbox

The Houseparty

Happy Slap Boutique

Songsmith Solar Stage

Saturday 28th July

Riot Jazz

The Kube

The Soapbox

Woodlands Stage

Happy Slap Boutique

Songsmith Solar Stage

Sunday 29th July

GLoW Dance Tent

Riot Jazz

The Kube

The Soapbox

The Houseparty

Happy Slap Boutique

Songsmith Solar Stage

Unknown Day

Latest News

Kendal Calling Review

Created on Wed 22nd August 2012

After an exhausting 6 hour drive, Kendal Calling gave me a welcome that instantly perked me up!

Read more...

The View Set To Release New SIngle The Clock August 27th

Created on Thu 19th July 2012

Follow Top 10 album ‘Cheeky For A Reason’ with the August 27th release of the new single ‘The Clock’ on Cooking Vinyl 

Read more...

Sold Out Kendal Calling Adds more acts

Created on Thu 5th July 2012

Kendal Calling has sold out for the 7th consecutive year and the countdown is on for this year’s festival; as the site begins to take shape and the crew start to create 16 areas and arenas of wonder! The gates will fly open in just 3 weeks, and Kendal Calling is now revealing details of the all-new Woodlands Stage as well as releasing news of many more artist additions.

Read more...

Kendal Calling Announce Real Ale Festival & the Chance to Win a Years Supply of Beer!

Created on Mon 18th June 2012

FESTIVAL DATES: FRIDAY 27TH - SUNDAY 29TH JULY 2012 Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, The Lake District

Read more...

BREAKING FESTIVAL NEWS: KENDAL CALLING SELLS OUT FOR 7TH YEAR RUNNING!

Created on Tue 12th June 2012

FESTIVAL DATES: FRIDAY 27TH - SUNDAY 29TH JULY 2012 

Read more...

MORE DANCE ACTS ADDED TO KENDAL CALLING LINE UP PLUS BRAND NEW KUBE DANCE STAGE

Created on Thu 31st May 2012

FALLBACK PRODUCTIONS / KIERON STAFFORD /

Read more...

KENDAL CALLING REVEAL LINE UP FOR CHAI WALLAHS IN THE KAYLIED AREA

Created on Thu 24th May 2012

CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL SHOW / DREADZONE / BENJAMIN FRANCES  LEFTWICH / HIDDEN ORCHESTRA / LAZY HABITS / YES SIR BOSS / LUCY  ROSE  / DIZRAELI AND THE SMALL GODS/ LOUIS BARABBAS & THE BEDLAM SIX  / JESCA HOOP / DJ SWITCH / KING PORTER STOMP / TAKO LAKO / JUAN ZELADA /  SLAMBOREE / DJ MONEYSHOT / EXTRA CURRICULAR / BOMBSKARE /  RAE  MORRIS / DEXTER DEXTROUS & THE FINGER SMITHS / CUT A SHINE / THE  MONSTER CEILIDH BAND / JACK MARTELLO / CODA / RYAN KEEN / POLICE DOG  HOGAN / HEYMOONSHAKER / PAT DAM SMYTH / PETER ROE / KIDNAP ALICE / THE  LOOSE MOOSE STRING BAND / THE MEKKITS 

Read more...

RIOT JAZZ PRESENTS THE GREAT PUPPET SHOW at KENDAL CALLING PLUS ARENAS UPDATE

Created on Thu 17th May 2012

WHISKEYCATS / HONEYFEET / SARA MAC / LAUREN HOUSLEY / JONNY DUB (DJ) / DIRTY NORTH / THE 2ND TALLEST MAN IN THE WORLD / RIOT JAZZ BRASS BAND / THE FAIR TAILORING STUDIO AND MANY MORE TBA! 

Read more...

Shed Seven Announce Festival Warm up Shows

Created on Tue 15th May 2012

Shed Seven have announced two very special festival warm up shows in Sheffield and London before their appearances at T In The Park and V Festival this summer.

Read more...

Kendal Calling reveal full details for Tim Peaks diner

Created on Thu 10th May 2012

KENDAL CALLING UNVEIL DETAILS OF TIM PEAKS DINER & EXCLUSIVE FESTIVAL BREAKFAST CEREAL CALLED ‘TOTES AMAZEBALLS’!

Read more...

KENDAL CALLING REVEAL THIS YEARS FANCY DRESS THEME AS FAIRY TALES & COMIC BOOKS!

Created on Mon 23rd April 2012

PLUS: HAPPY SLAP BOUTIQUE AREA RETURNS WITH DJ’S, CRAZY GAMES & ACTIVITIES AND SECRET SURPRISES 

Read more...

We Are Scientists, The View and more added to Kendal CallingTHE VIEW

Created on Wed 4th April 2012

KENDAL CALLING TICKETS FLY AS MORE ACTS ARE ADDED TO THE BILL:

Read more...

Feeder Announce Summer Festivals and November Academy Tour

Created on Mon 19th March 2012

Feeder Announce Summer Festivals and November Academy Tour

Read more...

Radiohead and Eden Sessions Join The Ticket Trust Update

Created on Sun 4th March 2012

A band that needs no introduction – Radiohead – have decided that fan club tickets for their forthcoming UK tour will be fully exchangeabe by via the Ticket Trust ethical fan to fan ticket exchange.  

Read more...

KENDAL CALLING REACH DIZZY HEIGHTS AS THEY REVEAL 2012 LINE UP

Created on Thu 23rd February 2012

DIZZEE RASCAL / MAXIMO PARK / JAMES /  SHY FX / BENGA / ANDY C /DAN LE SAC VS SCOOBIUS PIP / FEEDER / LITTLE ROY / SHED SEVEN / JACK BEATS (DJ set) / DODGY / INSPIRAL CARPETS / UTAH SAINTS / MS DYNAMITE / VINTAGE TROUBLE / DREADZONE / TWISTED WHEEL / 16-BIT / A.SKILLZ / PHAELEH / VARIOUS CRUELTIES / TO KILL A KING / DUB PISTOLS (DJ set)/ JUAN ZELADA / THE LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS / THE CORRESPONDENTS / MONSTER CEILIDH / OLUGBENGA (METRONOMY) / BOMBSKARE  / WHISKYCATS + MANY MORE  TBA

Read more...

GREEN EVENTS AND INNOVATIONS 2012 CONFERENCE

Created on Fri 17th February 2012

The second Green Events & Innovations Conference will take place at London’s Southbank Centre on Friday March 16th, hosted by A Greener Festival and Bucks New University, supported by the Association of Independent Festivals. Confirmed panels include minimising water use at festivals, sustainable food & catering at events and the economics of sustainable events – as well as updates on waste, recycling, energy use and new innovations from the festival and event business, from other cultural industries notably TV and film, and updates on the Greener Festival Award scheme for 2012.

Read more...

KENDAL CALLING FESTIVAL ON SALE 9AM ON THURDAY 23RD FEBRUARY! PLUS 1ST CROP OF ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Created on Thu 16th February 2012

The most anticipated festival in the Lake District, Kendal Calling are set to make a big announcement next week and open the flood gates once more as tickets go on sale! With tickets released at 9am on Thursday 23rd February.

Read more...

KENDAL CALLING 2012 CALLING OUT FOR PERFORMANCE ARTISTS, CREATIVE DESIGNERS & DECOR DIVAS

Created on Tue 17th January 2012

8,000 capacity - 8 stages – 3 days and nights of fun in the fields in the beautiful Lake District

Read more...

Kendal Calling Earlybird Tickets sell out in six hours

Created on Mon 14th November 2011

Kendal Calling have sold out of Christmas Present tickets in record time after they went onsale at 9am on Friday. Frozen at last years price of £95, buyers of Christmas Present tickets will receive gift wrapped passes inside a beautiful Christmas card designed by Woody from British Sea Power! The next batch of general tickets will go on sale in 2012 (normal price £99).

Read more...

LIMITED NUMBER OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT KENDAL CALLING 2012 TICKETS ON SALE

Created on Wed 2nd November 2011

AT 9AM ON FRIDAY 11TH NOVEMBER PLUS: CHARITY AUCTION IS NOW LIVE!

Read more...

FESTIVAL HOST CHARITY AUCTION WITH EXCLUSIVE GUITARS SIGNED BY BLONDIE, THE CRIBS, THE LEVELLERS AND MANY MORE

Created on Tue 25th October 2011

KENDAL CALLING NEWS UPDATE!

Read more...

By Train
They’ re fortunate to be 10 minutes down the road from Penrith Train Station on the West Coast mainline – so direct trains from Manchester and Edinburgh are easy.Train travel tickets available at www.virgintrains.co.uk. See above for information regarding the shuttle bus from the train station.

By Coach Travel & Shuttle Bus
They will be working with the Big Green Coach company again in 2011. Coach pick-ups will take place from selected destinations across the UK. There will also be a Shuttle Bus service from Penrith Train station and back again after the festival. Coach tickets must be purchased in advance. So why not leave your car at home and go the greener way to the festival?

By Car
Kendal Calling is 25 minutes north of Kendal up the M6 and South down the A6 from Penrith. (yes, they're aware it’s closer to Penrith than Kendal..!).

Drive Times:

Manchester - 1 hour 30 mins
Newcastle - 1 hour 30 mins
Leeds - 2 hours
Liverpool - 2 hours
Edinburgh - 2 hours 25 mins

Parking
The car park is adjacent to the campsite, however the later you arrive the further away you will have to park! To encourage people to share vehicles and reduce the impact of cars on the Deer Park they have a small charge for parking. Each vehicle will need a £5 parking ticket which can be purchased on entry to the site car park. Once parked you will not be able to leave the car park and return. They have a pickup and drop off point for those people only giving someone a lift – please follow the pick up and drop off road signs.

Festival Artists Videos Play Videos

Main Stage

Festival Artists Videos Play Videos

GLoW Dance Tent

Festival Artists Videos Play Videos

Calling Out Stage

Festival Artists Videos Play Videos

Chai Wallahs

Festival Artists Videos Play Videos

Riot Jazz

Festival Artists Videos Play Videos

The Kube

Festival Artists Videos Play Videos

The Soapbox

Festival Artists Videos Play Videos

The Houseparty

Festival Artists Videos Play Videos

Woodlands Stage

Festival Artists Videos Play Videos

Happy Slap Boutique

A wide selection of food and drink is available throughout the weekend.