Just back from Kendal Calling and I have to say if every festival got cancelled due to a bit of mud it would have been proper fucked!
Whilst not quite as bad as Glasto2016 the relative smaller size of the site and accompanying foot traffic certainly made it comparable in places.
Due to family commitments I couldn't make it up until Saturday but highlights included Editors (a bit of a guilty pleasure and always great), The Manics, (I've always been a fan but Everything Must Go was released at a time of huge change in my life and it was fantastic to be taken back with hits from imo their best album to date) and Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds. (While I agree with @stuartbert two hats in that Brian is probably the weakest link in the ensemble he can still reach those high notes and the harmonies were just sublime).
I also had the pleasure of spending a few hours on Saturday night with the very lovely @Curlygirl who fed me some of her famous Cherry Bakewell vodka and some other concoction that I can't remember. This pretty much tipped me over the edge on top of the alcohol I had somehow managed to hit quite hard since I got there and I had to admit, I was very, very drunk!
Sunday opened with The Lancashire Hotpots, (always a great singalong with some great fun songs) before I spent the afternoon bimbling around catching bits of everything. Sunday highlights included Seasick Steve (never failing to entertain) and Frank Turner. None of the main headliners on Sunday appealed greatly so I headed up to the Woodlands stage to watch The London African Gospel Choir singing Paul Simon's Graceland. (A fantastic end to the festival).
All in all it was a great couple of days and although being my local festival probably makes me a little biased, I strongly believe it's one of the best festivals I've been to in an amazing setting and despite the mud I still had an amazing time.
Have a great week all.