Kendal Calling 2015

around the festival site

Thursday 30th July to Sunday 2nd August 2015
Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, Cumbria, CA10 2HN, England MAP
£135 for weekend - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 18,000
Last updated: Mon 6th Jul 2015

Celebrating their 10th year, the wholly independent Kendal Calling is held in the Lake District, over the weekend of Thursday 30th July to Sunday 2nd August 2015 returning to the Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, in the Lake District.


Latest additions are Mark Lanegan Band, Gaz Coombes, Bondax, Maribou State, Kidnap Kid, Jax Jones, Grades, Temples, The Sunshine Underground, Kim Churchill, Propellers, Jesca Hoop, Habitats, Gramotones, New Palace Talkies, Rhain, Drone X Veed, Collectors Club, Steve Levine, Chadelics, Time For T, Cactus Knife, Secret Company, Bruising and Loyle Carner.

The line-up this year includes Elbow, Snoop Dogg, Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines, and James headline. Also confirmed are Kodaline, Levellers, The Horrors, Ella Eyre, Embrace, Nick Mulvey, Billy Bragg, Soul II Soul, Fuse ODG, Lucy Rose, Public Service Broadcasting, British Sea Power, Mr Scruff, Kate Tempest, Emmy the Great, Bipolar Sunshine, The Bohicas, Palace, Turbowolf, Walking on Cars, Port Isla, Less Than Jake, Groove Armada (DJ set),Grandmaster Flash, Black Rivers, Plastic Rivers, Young Kato, Marky and Stamina MC, Jasper House, Sugarmen, Francisco The Man, No Hot Ashes, Colt 45, Jake and the Jellyfish, Adam Walsh, Augustines, Dutch Uncles, Hudson Taylor, Sunset Sons, Boxed In, Flyte, Port Isla, Seafret, Tuff Love, Shy FX, Bondax, Friction, Redlight, Jaguar Skills, My Nu Leng, Krafty vs A Skillz, GotSome, Wookie, DJ Q, Bontan, DJ Marky, Kurupt FM, Alex Adair, Maribou State, Kidnap Kid, Monki, Jax Jones, Prince Fatty ft. The Horseman, Blossoms, Drohne, Hot Vestry, Tim O'Brien, Tony Husband, Riding the Low, Mrs Boons Tea Party, Dave Haslam, Chris Hawkins, Karl Yates, Onra, Melt Yourself Down, Richie Campbell, Fingathing, Syd Arthur, Babyhead, Stuff, Cocos Lovers, Hermigervill, Sheelanagig, Bombs, Count Bobo & The Bullion, and more.

For the line-up details as available, see the Kendal Calling line-up page.

On site

Festival goers can expect eleven stages including the Main Stage, Glow Dance tent, Kaylied World Music Stage, Calling Out New Music Stage, Soapbox Comedy, Village Green, Houseparty, and more to be announced.


Tickets were priced at £135 and SOLD OUT in March. Last year's the festival sold out in mid May!

A teen (aged 11-15 years) weekend camping ticket was priced at £65, and a child (aged 6-10 years) weekend camping ticket was priced at £15. A child aged 5 years and under weekend camping ticket was free. Prices do not include booking fees.

Fancy dress theme

Kendal Calling's 10th anniversary celebration is the inspiration for this year's theme 'Kendal Calling Goes Through The Decades'. This will influence the décor plus the performance art  with the whole site in-keeping with the theme.

Festival goers are asked to dress up as a character from their favourite decade. As the festival suggests Kendal Callers to have a blast from the past as a 1920's flapper, 60s hippy, 70s dancing queen, 80s metal-head, or a 90's popster?

Lost Eden

Lost Eden will be home to new performance spaces with packed programs of audio-visual content, as well as a host of other artworks and leftfield experiences throughout the weekend. A fully immersive experience, Lost Eden will present 10 new art commissions, with works in a range of media, including projection-based and sculptural work. From intricately carved automobiles to  video art, unique installations 'Nature Delivers' Dan Rawlings, 'Treeple' Paul Calsey, 'Liminal' Christopher Helson, 'Eden Avenue' Sound Intervention, 'Wild Life Strip' Simon Williams, Spoken Word with Bad Language, Aziz Ibrahim Q&A, Lifestyle Talks with Betternotstop, Festival Culture Panel with Professor George McKay, Swing dance classes, live art with John Pearson, and 'Paradise Found' Mick Stephenson, plus live acs and DJs.

Call for creatives

This year Kendal Calling are also looking for creative souls with bold ideas to become part of the rich tapestry of entertainment at the festival. The festival is inviting independent artists, walkabout performers, comedians, book authors, film makers, venue decor, workshops, dance classes, games, crafts, poets, kids activities & eccentrics to come and get involved at the tenth birthday spectacular!

Those with a creative spark can apply by clicking here.

Kids Area

For big kids and little ones alike, enjoy workshops on percussion making and music, movement and mask making, plus story telling and creative writing along with an array of games and activities running all weekend.

Kids Calling 2015 presents The Little Bugs Hub! The 2015 kid's theme is BUGS and Kendal kids are invited to the BUG BIRTHDAY BASH and all festival long families can expect a hive of activity including games, creative performance, madcap mayhem, chill out zones and critter craft activities to decorate your little bugs and The Little Bugs Hub!

A huge array of other performance art, theatre and entertainment will be happening over the weekend. Marie Celestial is a very special commissioned performance including a mixture of aerial, circus, acrobatics, dance and theatre where you can explore curiosity with child like wonder. Walkabout pirate crew and all round loveable rogues Desperate Men will also be thrilling festival goers as will the interactive puppetry of Flying Buttresses Present: Hodman Dodmariott and Sally Forth.

Although jam-packed with entertainment, Kids Calling is a welcoming beautiful area for families with children from 0 - 10, shaded by lovely teepees and activity bell-tents for under 3's, where parents and little ones can relax and take time out from the crowds.

Kids’ TV favourite Alex Winters from CBeebies will be hosting the ever-popular kids’ version of Tim Burgess’ on site café, Tiny Tim Peaks. Full of hula hoops, temporary tattoos, giant jenga and face painting too. Other activities include a cartoon workshop with Tony Husband, incredible crafts class ‘Hey Ho, Let’s Sew’ and Andy Hunt’s DJ;ing masterclass for the teenage future DJs on site.


This year the cinema has its own all day venue with film fans of all ages can enjoy music docs, blockbusters, kids favourites and cult classics like Levellers: A Curious Life, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Happy Gilmour, Big Hero 6, The Big Lebowski, Ghostbusters, Mr Nice, Indiana Jones, Aliens, Terminator 2 and The Thing.

Click HERE for information about all aspects of Kendal Calling.

There will be more information here when available.

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