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  1. Nelson23

    Stage splits / times

    Has this actually been confirmed ? I’ve asked them numerous times with no response.
  2. Nelson23

    Line up prediction game 2018

    I seen him up at TRNSMT & at the end of May in Newcastle. No denying he’s great entertainment but his profile is going through the roof now & I’m doubting KC have any desire to improve the current lineup any further, especially as it’s been sold out for months.
  3. Nelson23

    Line up prediction game 2018

    A few additions to the Calling Out stage tonight.
  4. Nelson23

    Line up now finished?

    It would be a shame to see him on before the Hacienda Classical though if they got him. I’ve seen both & CC brings loads of energy to the crowd & the Hacienda Classical is more of a chilled vibe for me. Be a bit of a know anticlimax when it’s possibe to appreciate HC for what it is. They told me they still had the Thursday lineup to announce and a surprise or 2 but they’re cutting it fine now. Maybe the surprise was the new VIP camping area ?
  5. I don’t think it is & now they’ve 2 options of VIP camping, that’s even more money they’re bringing in. Deer Lodge always does well so a lot of people there will have spent £200 for the weekend. Move no real issue with the acts, I’ll enjoy them all but they’ve all had better times & some smaller festivals have similar lineups. Glow Tent needs much more dance variety. Personally, I’m not interested in the more DnB nature of the recent years headliners. There’s lots of great DJ’s out there that must be available. I’d also like to see the Glow Tent double in size too. Main Stage I’d like to see something different in terms of current bands. The growth I’ve witnessed at KC over the past 10 years has come from the younger crowd so something current that guarantees an electric atmosphere would be great. A Chemical Brothers or Prodigy should be well within reach. I’d also like to see them develop a sound Sunday afternoon slot of a former great, similar to Glastonbury. Very few places could match a Main Stage scene as well as Kendal in a sunny Sunday afternoon. They have done this for a bit without making it to be an actual thing although it doesn’t look like they have this year. Calling Out This also needs to be much bigger. I’ve no issues with the lineups in recent years but this years seems thin. The headliners recently should have been playing to a much bigger crowds but you cannot get a sniff of getting anywhere near at times & when you’re teetering in the outside, the noise is often drowned out by the booming Strongbow area. Lake Area Why not have access to this again with a smallish capacity ? Acoustic sets or maybe a DJ set by Craig Charles, nice bar & mood lighting. Make it an upgradeable VIP area if need be with nice seating, toilets etc & cover those costs. Cinema Tent Why ? Sorry to anyone that likes this area but I just don’t get it ? Make this area bigger now you don’t have the Jaegerhaus & put an outdoor Stage there covering newer unground music popular with kids. UK hip hop, Makina, whatever. These unsigned artists have huge social media followings at times & they’d also help sell tickets quicker as they’d bring new people to the festival. Soapbox A little too small but no issue with the lineups ever. Honestly, comedy clubs are popping up all over the UK right now & people are seeing decent name comedians at their local social club now so when they see them at KC, this stages popularity will go up. Former Bulmers Stage I think this is also a bit of a miss. Just a fun area with a lot of audience participation. It always seemed to pick you up when your battery levels were low. Not sure this has been adequately replaced. Food & Drinks No issues with the vendors apart from a few but why not create a couple of food court areas in the festival with lots of seating/tables for people to chill out in ? I’m guessing a lot of people go back & forth to their digs to sit & chill, taking potential revenue out of the Arena area. Sure the cost of this could be covered by the vendors on the premise of seeing increased business ? That’s what I’d do to make it perfect. Obviously they’ve got to have the budget to do it but all seem to be within reach for me.
  6. I’d say be a bit original with the acts you’re bringing in. Kendal has a LOT or repeats attendees & the repetitiveness nature of the lineups will deter them imin the future. They need to remember that there is also so much competition out there on a smaller scale with lower prices with similar lineups. Finally, I also think we should push for big headliners, why not ? If the KC team think they’ll pass us off with bands playing their former glory hits in front of a loyal public every year, that’s what we’ll get. We won’t see improvements unless we ask for it.
  7. Nelson23

    Where’s old school rave / techno / dance music?

    Agreed, it’s been like that for a good while now. Very jungle/DnB/EDM in terms of the headliners. Having said that, it is always rammed of a night time so it seems to be popular.
  8. Nelson23

    2019 Earlybirds

    I’ve got some despite saying this is my last. Got the Live In Vehivle pass too so if I decide I’m not going, I should be fine to sell them as a set.
  9. Nelson23

    2019 Earlybirds

    Not my work sadly. Seen it on Twitter this morning. Thought it may be useful to some who never get Live in Vehicle passes.
  10. Nelson23

    2019 Earlybirds

    Online now http://www.ticketline.co.uk/order/tickets/step/tickets/13336785/kendal-calling-2019-12-month-payment-plan-cumbria-lowther-deer-park-2019-07-26-09-00-00
  11. Nelson23

    Line up now finished?

    I’m going for Cast. They have a slot hat weekend free.
  12. Nelson23

    Line up now finished?

    I messaged them a few weeks ago about a couple of things & asked them about the lineup. They said they still had Thursday night lineup to come & a few surprises. Make of that what you will.
  13. Nelson23

    Yam Riot

    Seems that way. When they say “New for 2018”, they’re referring to the name & the tent offerings rather than a new area.
  14. Nelson23

    Yam Riot

    Has anyone heard anything more about this new stage ? Location or whether it’s outdoor or a tent ?
  15. Nelson23

    What are you looking forward to the most ?

    My 11th kendal but my first in a Motorhome so I’m mainly looking forward to doing it in comfort. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been predominantly in Deer Lodge but no lugging a tonne of alcohol around the site pleases me no end. I’ll also enjoy seeing a lot of the bands I’ve seen many times before. The new stage, new bands, meeting new friends & generally being off my face for 4 days away from the world. For all I’ve whinged about this lineup, it’s often the bands I’ve never heard of that have delivered the most enjoyment. There’s something nice about wandering around, sticking your head into Riot Jazz & end up staying for an hour ! The weather helps but it’s not a deal breaker although it doesn’t help with toilets/showers etc which end up lifting. Overall, I’m going with a positive attitude. It’s likely to be my last Kendal calling as I really don’t feel like it’s got something fresh, new or innovative to show me anymore but it doesn’t mean it won’t be a great weekend. Lets be honest too, all those missing out. Imagine the weather is great & you’re sat in your garden over Kendal Weekend thinking about what you would have been doing ???