Fairy Tales & Comic Books theme for Kendal Calling

plus the Happy Slap Boutique revealed

published: Mon 23rd Apr 2012

around the festival site (fancy dress 2)

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th July 2012
Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, East Cumbria, CA10 2HN, England MAP
£105 for weekend with camping - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 8000
last updated: Thu 19th Jul 2012

Kendal Calling, held at Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, in East Cumbria have unveiled their fancy dress theme this year, which will be Fairy Tales & Comic Books.

around the festival site (fancy dress 2)
The theme will transform the whole site on the Saturday of the festival, with all festival goers encouraged to get involved. Kendal Calling has also unveiled details of the Happy Slap Boutique a home to electro swing and eclectic music, alongside face-painting, cabaret shows, a traveling circus and other entertainment themed around a world of fairy tales and mischief.

Organisers revealed, "Happy Slap Boutique present a world of fairy tales and mischief full of secrets to explore and discover, keeping the entertainment going all weekend. Bump into Jack Sprat, a narcoleptic sleeping beauty or climb up Rapunzel's hair and witness their take on your classic fairy tales. Performers will be traveling around the festival doing walk-about performance where it's least expected with music, song, dance and ridiculousness."

At night the Happy Slap Boutique will transform into a plethora of circus, fire and glow performances alongside clowning, grotesque burlesque, 'Rave Aerobics' and surprise acts. DJs include Ocelus, Tom Excell, Dan The Hat, Wolfie Rassmatazz, Magic Lantern, Vinyl Rights Experience, DJ Mikey J, and very special guests will spin a genre defying mix of electro swing, jungle, balkan, breakbeat, house & electro.

Friday night will be headed up by Maximo Park, Saturday night will see the return to Kendal Calling of Dizzee Rascal, and Sunday night will be closed by James. Also confirmed are Shy FX, Benga, Andy C, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Feeder, Dreadzone, Little Roy, Shed Seven, Jack Beats (DJ set), Dodgy, Inspiral Carpets, Utah Saints, Ms Dynamite, Vintage Trouble, Ghostpoet, Twisted Wheel, 16bit, A Skillz, Phaeleh, Various Cruelties, To Kill A King, Dub Pistols (DJ Set), Juan Zelada, The Lancashire Hotpots, The Correspondents, Monster Ceilidh Band, Olugbenga (Metronomy DJ Set), Bombskare, Whiskycats, and many more.

For all the details of the line-up as announced so far, please see here.

Now in its seventh year, the wholly independent Kendal Calling is held in the Lake District, over the weekend of Friday 27th to Sunday 29th July, with early entry available on Thursday. Kendal Calling returns to the Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, in East Cumbria, and offers eleven diverse stages and areas, these include Mainstage, GLoW dance tent, Calling Out new music stage, Kaylied tent, Soapbox, Kids Area, Kendal Calling Real Ale Festival tent, Garden of Eden, Village Green, New Woodland area (details tba), Happy Slap boutique, Riot Jazz, Houseparty and new for 2012; Tim Peak's Diner with Tim Burgess of the Charlatans.

The family friendly event offers 3 days of dancing, juggling, contortionists, comedy, site art and much more. Plus posh camping options in the revamped Emperors Fields.

An adult weekend ticket is priced at £105, a child (11-14 years) weekend ticket were priced at £50, and children under 11 can attend for free, but needed a ticket. Anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday early bird tickets are priced at £10 (only valid with a full weekend ticket).

Traditional festival camping is at no extra cost and included in ticket price. There is also the new and improved Emperors Fields an all quiet camping and ideal for families. To stay here is an additional £25 per adult, a child (11-14 years) is £12.50 per person, and children under 11 can attend for free. Campervan or Caravan fields are £50 per vehicle pass in Emperors Fields area, which includes two adults. Any additional adults or children will need an Emperors Fields ticket per person.

To buy tickets, click here.


Friday 27th to Sunday 29th July 2012
Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, East Cumbria, CA10 2HN, England MAP
£105 for weekend with camping - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 8000
last updated: Thu 19th Jul 2012


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