The Charlatans, Basement Jaxx, & Primal Scream headline Kendal Calling

first acts unveiled and tickets are on sale now

published: Thu 28th Feb 2013

The Charlatans

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July 2013
Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, Cumbria, CA10 2HN, England MAP
£115 for weekend with camping
daily capacity: 8000
last updated: Tue 16th Jul 2013

Kendal Calling have announced Basement Jaxx, The Charlatans (northern festival exclusive), and Primal Scream as this year's headliners, with tickets going on sale now.

The Charlatans
Dance party maestros Basement Jaxx will close the first night. Last year Tim Burgess from The Charlatans hosted the Tim Peaks Diner at Kendal Calling, a virtual diner that was one of the highlights of the festival and this year he's bringing the rest of his band with him for a Saturday night northern festival exclusive headlining slot. Primal Scream will unite the crowd with their classic anthems to end the festival on a high. They top a line-up that will include I Am Kloot, Mystery Jets, Lightning Seeds (Acoustic), Ash, Fake Blood, and British Sea Power with a special show for their 10th anniversary. The line-up will also feature Mr Scruff, Foreign Beggars, Roni Size, Willy Moon, Dutch Uncles, Jackmaster, Dub Pistols live and DJ set, Kodaline, Wave Machines, Oneman, and Tricka Technology (Krafty Kuts, A Skillz & Dynamite MC).

Other festival confirmations include Bondax, Loadstar, Theme Park, Public Service Broadcasting, Monsta , Slamboree, Artwork, The 1975, Drenge, Dynamite MC, Grooverider, Dismantle, Walter Ego, Sons And Lovers, Chunky, Tonn Piper, The Wind Up Birds, The Mispers, Flight of Arrows, Father Funk, Calling All Astronauts, and Genre Sluts.

100's more acts are still to be announced, as well as areas, attractions and other aspects of the festival including the fancy dress theme.

Now in its eighth year, Kendal Calling is held in the Lake District, over the weekend of Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July 2013, with early entry available on Thursday. Kendal Calling returns to the Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, in East Cumbria, and offers multiple stages and areas. The family friendly event offers 3 days of dancing, juggling, contortionists, comedy, site art and much more.

This year's adult early bird tickets were snapped up in under 8 minutes. Weekend tickets have gone on sale at 9am today, Thursday 28th February, priced at £115 including camping. A Thursday early bird tickets was priced at £10 (only valid with a full weekend ticket), free for under 10s, and a car park ticket is £5. Tickets sold out last year in the middle of June.

Traditional festival camping is at no extra cost and included in ticket price. There is also the new and improved Emperors Fields camping on offer priced at £25 for adults, £12.50 for teens (aged 11-15 years), and under 11s can stay free, and there are also yurts and tipis accommodation in the Deer Lodge available.

To buy other ticket options, click here.


Friday 26th to Sunday 28th July 2013
Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, Cumbria, CA10 2HN, England MAP
£115 for weekend with camping
daily capacity: 8000
last updated: Tue 16th Jul 2013


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