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  1. What's everyone think then?

    I honestly don’t think the lineup is too bad to be honest. It’s just the lack of imagination I have a problem with. Having done Kendal loads (now into double figures), I’ve seen most of these before, many times. Like thurlow84 has said, there’s plenty going on around the site to keep it entertaining & if the sun gets out, there’s fewer festivals out there to touch Kendal. No doubt I’ll still buy early birds next month for 2019 but if it turns out to be the same old same old again, I think I will get rid of them next time. It’s just the habit I don’t want to break this year.
  2. Lesser known band suggestions

    Seen Tom Grennan & Yonaka recently who were decent.
  3. Y Not have announced Razorlight, Black Rebel MC & The Wombats tonight. Think they could be linked with our next release ?
  4. What's everyone think then?

    I’m not in any doubt that it’ll be a great festival. There’s plenty there in the first release to spend time at & with further release(s) to come, I hope it thickens the content. My only gripe is the fact that we keep seeing the same artists return every 2/3 years & after coming for 10 years, it’s expensive when all you’re going to see is the lesser known bands that you can see elsewhere at much cheaper festivals.
  5. See you in the hills ?

    Agreed. Sound was awful off centre at main stage. The weather won’t have helped I guess but I’m hoping we won’t have those problems this year. Will give EF a go next year. Stuck with KC, TRNSMT & Leeds this year now.
  6. So here's the problem....

    I feel the same. KC is my favourite or has been for many years. Honestly thought we’d see a bigger name headlining this years festival, especially having seen the growth in 2016 & 2017. I’ll be buying early birds if they go on sale still as I can guarantee a live in vehicle pass. As others have said, if I don’t like the lineup, I can easily sell on the condition that I won’t split my tickets.
  7. Courteeners do attract a questionable crowd. Maybe they’re to be announced once the festival is sold out ? That way, we avoid the piss in pint glass throwing brigade !
  8. Wens the next announcement coz the 1st ones shite

    Wolf Woods is vile. Even at that age, I used to bunk school & go to Fantasia/Galactica raves & don’t think Wolf Woods would have appealed to me back then ! Kids, hangovers & sober kids with no tolerance for drunk, nobhead other kids = this.
  9. Run DMC as Saturday headliner

    To be fair, when you see the release poster, the only act highlighted as a headliner is the Hacienda Classical. I’m not saying Catfish, Run DMC or The Libs aren’t headlining but it’s by no means a gimme. FWIW, I think Catfish & The Bottlemen are a great shout. Seen them a few times live & have never been disappointed. The Libertines, seen a few times & they’re a bit up & down but think they’ll struggle to get the crowd going on a Sunday night if the weather is shite. Run DMC, I do not see headlining on Saturday night, I think Kendal Calling may have another act lined up & as many have pointed out, the whole festival is crying out for some female acts/bands. This is just the first release, plenty more to come with some musical diversity (finger crossed) due surely !
  10. Courteeners for the ”yoof” ! Maybe Craig david, Dizzee rascal etc are possible. The younger crowd just want to jump around like lunatics more than something particularly current. Craig Charles could do that, Example etc.
  11. What's everyone think then?

    I’m happy enough but Kendal is seriously starting to lack imagination with who they’re booking. I’ve seen most of who is on & whilst I will no doubt get drunk & enjoy the festival as a whole, it could be the last year for me & this will be my 10th in a row. Part of the attraction of festivals is to see you’re favourite bands & check out something new. In terms of new bands, Callin Out stage is becoming a nightmare to get into after 7pm, Tim Peaks most of the time so you’re left with Chai, Woodlands & Riot Jazz. Glow Tent, impossible when someone decent is on too. Then is stops becoming great value & is just an expensive festival filled with some great unknown bands. I can get that at Lindisfarne & be closer to home & pay less than half the price. They have over egged the line up & it will be great but can’t help feeling disappointed with the serious lack of imagination.
  12. Hands Up If You Hate The Hotpots

    Not my cup of tea but you can see why they get regularly booked when you see the crowd they generate for that time of day. Plenty other things to do on site when they’re on so they don’t affect me in any way.
  13. Line up prediction game 2018

    Quick flight over for close out Sunday ? I’ll have a stab at - 1. Shed Seven 2. The Cult 3. Cast 4. Fratelis 5. The Cribs 6. Catfish & the Bottlemen 7. Liam Gallagher 8. Run DMC 9. Courteeners 10. Simple Minds 11. The View 12. The Libertines 13. Snow Patrol 14. The Wombats 15. Chemical Brothers 16. Wolf Alice 17. James 18. George Ezra 19. The Levellers 20. Blossoms Think it could be a strong year for Kendal. There seems to be some changes across the site which may be to increase capacity ? No Glasto but bands out promoting new material or out touring anyway so fingers crossed !
  14. Deer Lodge parking

    Seems a good sign that they’re pushing the capacity up again for this year.
  15. Deer Lodge parking

    The car park wasn’t big enough at Deer Lodge last year & they had some Friday arrivals parked up the top field between the green gate entrance & Live in Fields. Does seem strange that they’re answering people’s questions across the different platforms yet ignoring this issue which is one of the main benefits to DL. I also notice they they are offering 1 free car parking place per tent which is another change. I’ve often had 4 tickets as my group will come from different areas.
  16. Line up prediction game 2018

    My guess - Cribs Cast Shed Seven Simple Minds Rick Astley LCD soundsystem Gorillaz Jamie T Foals Jeff Lynne’s ELO The View Guns N Roses Deadmaus Catfish & The Bottlemen QOTSA
  17. Feedback on 2017 - good, bad, shite weather !

    My 9th Kendal Calling.... As with the previous 3 visits, we were in Deer Lodge. Booked a Yurt this time which is further from the car but arrived earlyish on the Thursday so mud wasn't too bad taking stuff up to the digs. Thursday, enjoyed The Shimmer Band, Happy Mondays & FF. Friday, some more friends arrived & were parked right up near the entrance gate as they were told Deer Lodge was full. A quick look around & I seen dozens of spaces. Then they said conditions weren't great to let people down but he was in a Land Rover so eventually they let him down. Heading up to the arenas, it was clear that Adlib had problems getting the sound right on Friday (& Saturday). We were slightly on the incline, stood on the path. Jake Bugg & Stereophonics was barely audible but still had a good night with lots of various stage visits well into the early hours. Overall, Kendal are at a make or break stage. Do they peg the capacity to keep it close to what is has been or continue the expansion ? Glow & Calling Out tents are just too small now & same could almost be said of Soapbox & Riot Jazz. The idea of a second outdoor stage would be great though & somewhere between Jagerhaus & Riot Jazz would be great. Food & drinks prices are standard & certainly competitive amongst other festivals. I go to 3-4 festivals every year & those complaining about organisation & mud want to see some of the other "well known" festivals & how they cope in similar conditions. A quick look at Y Not's debacle shows what could have happened & I'm just glad we got to see the end of KC2017. So, I'll be back in 2018 - this time with a Motorhome. As with all festivals I attend, I'll be as prepared as I can be so if I need to get out of the mud, I'll have as many tools to help as possible & if that's not enough, I'll be patient & appreciative of the help given. Overall, not my favourite Kendal Calling by any stretch but that's purely down to the weather. Similar weather to 2016 & we'd all be feeling a little better about the whole thing.
  18. Best Mainstage Day ?

    Friday for me but enough on everyday to keep me happy.
  19. More announcements?

    Was just looking at the Hope & Glory Festival on in Liverpool the weekend after KC. Some possible future announcements performing there ???
  20. 2017 Wish List

    My 2 cents..... Dodgy Cast The Coral Jamie T Pendulum Foals Frank Turner The Killers Kula Shaker You Me At Six Sum 41 Run DMC Bastille The Sherlocks Example Tame Impala Clean Bandit Bloc Party Chvrches Biffy Clyro A few of the above with some filler & maybe some reformed bands like the Human League etc Glow Tent to have a bit more variety than last years would be nice.
  21. 2017 Wish List

    Cast, Jamie T, Courteeners, Catfish & the Bottlemen, Arcade Fire, The Beach Boys, The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Ice Cube would be ideal. Would be interesting to see if they could get Guns n Roses who are touring all summer too, even if they're far past their best.

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