Kendal Calling 2017

around the festival site

Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July 2017
Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, Cumbria, CA10 2HN, England MAP
£135 for the weekend, with camping - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 25,000
Last updated: Thu 20th Jul 2017

The 12th wholly independent Kendal Calling is held in the Lake District, over the weekend of Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July 2017 returning to the Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, in the Lake District.


Confirmed acts include Franz Ferdinand, Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, Tinie Tempah, Brian Wilson performs Pet Sounds, British Sea Power, Feeder, MarthaFunn, Catherine McGrath, The Rhythm Method and many more.

For all the acts confirmed so far including day and stage splits please see the 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 have sold out in record time! There's still some early-entry Thursday tickets available for those who have weekend tickets. If you don't already have a ticket, maybe next year?

buy what's left from the tickets >


Car Park: £9
Shuttle Bus Ticket: £10

Fancy dress theme

This year's theme has been announced as "Into the Wild". This will influence the decor plus the performance art  with the whole site in-keeping with the theme. There will be a Wild Parade starting 2pm on Saturday.

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 12th 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.

Although jam-packed with entertainment, Kids Calling is a welcoming 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.

Click HERE for information about all aspects of Kendal Calling.

There will be more information here when available.

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