Kendal Calling returns to Lowther Deer Park in Cumbria again this summer, announcing its four headliners, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Kasabian, Royal Blood making their Kendal Calling debut and Kendal Calling ‘family members’ Blossoms, along with 100 more acts.
Organisers From the Fields report 20,000 pre-sale sign ups so far.
Nile Rodgers said, “The last time we played Kendall Calling was epic and one of my favourite shows ever. We are excited to be back this year for more good times!”
Further confirmations come in the form of Kaiser Chiefs, The Lathums, Frank Turner and Confidence Man. Also featuring are Insights HQ favourites, The Lottery Winners.
Kendal Calling regular Tim Burgess said, “Kendal Calling has always been a favourite of The Charlatans – and even more so as Tim Peaks has been there since 2012 and I’ve felt like part of the family. Looking forward to heading back there in July, got me a solo gig, some listening parties, a DJ set and maybe a couple of surprises too.”
A firm family favourite in the festival calendar, Kendal’s devoted children’s area Kids Calling returns. From live theatre shows to giant inflatables, there is plenty to keep the little ones entertained. Of course, the festival’s theme is yet to be revealed but the Saturday parade will also be back, featuring some of the region’s finest carnival performers.
Festival Co-Founders Andy Smith and Ben Robinson commented: “After an absolutely stunning festival last year, we cannot wait to get back in those fields! With Kasabian, Royal Blood, Blossoms, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Kaiser Chiefs, Rick Astley, Annie Mac – the line-up is looking absolutely stacked. All we need now is a bit of sun and we’ve got the perfect weekend!”