The 'Lost Eden' woodlands of Kendal Calling return for a 2nd year with newly commissioned sculptures, performance art, talks, pop up cinema, virtual reality and more over the weekend of Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st July 2016 returning to the Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, in the Lake District.
It's centrepiece will be a gigantic illuminated spider by The Lantern Company and a Mechanical Heart of the Forest. The latter commission is presented by artist Felicity Jones, who has created sculptures for Glastonbury and Burning Man. The ephemeral steel and copper structure, pulsing with smoke and light into the small hours.
The returning Carvetti Stage will host Post War Glamour Girls, Barry Hyde, The Hey Down Treaders, Mye Mi, Tom Peel, Rory Connor, LIVI, Beachmaster, Parade Close, Jake Houlsby, Dansi, Pop-up Puppet Cinema, and Twogood.
New this year is The Lost Disco, a DJ booth inside a giant disco ball, opening at 8pm with a line-up including Kag Katumba, Soul Swing, Act.Natural, Kerouac, Symetrik, Twogood, Olsen, Kahwe, House of Wax, Carl Tait, Justkeys, Ki Creighton, Matt Robinson, and Mike Barty.
Performances in Lost Eden include Mr Wilsons Second Liners, Kitsche & Sync, The Magic Lantern Company, 'Ceirw – A Savage Hart' by Citrus Arts, and 'BEES! The Colony by Artizani'.
The area will also be home to spoken word and panel discussions with JB Barrington, Trampolene, Dave Viney Presents, Bang Said The Gun, and a Louder Than War Q&A.
Digital piece The Hive will invite festival goers to explore the Lakes through the eyes of the birds thanks to virtual reality technology. Other special features include Brandon Ballengee, who will be bringing his Love Motel for Insects, and Anna Mulhearn's Cabin – which is built by the winner of the 2015 Shed of the Year on the Channel 4 programme, Amazing Spaces. New commissions also include Tatterdamelion Grove by Dave Young, The Celestial Sound Cloud by Pif Paf, and Conversing with Eden by Howard Ashley Storey.
The line-up includes headliners Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Rudimental, Madness, and The Charlatans . Also confirmed are Kelis, Maximo Park, Donovan, Teleman, James Walsh, Zibra, Eagulls, The Amazons, SlyDigs, Alias Kid, Sympathiser, Spring King, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Ash, Everything Everything, Band Of Skulls, The Hives, We Are Scientists, The Darkness, Blossoms, Rat Boy, Craig David, The Sugarhill Gang, Toddla T, David Rodigan, Shy FX, My Nu Leng, Eton Messy DJs, Barely Legal, SYV, Future Wildstyle, Flava D, and Amy Becker, plus a Hospital Records Takeover with Dynamite MC, MC Wrec & Fava, Fred V and Grafix, London Elektricity, Spy, Metrik, Nu:Tone, Logistics, Keeno, Krakota, Pretty Vicious, Hooton Tennis Club, Sundara Karma, Rag n Bone Man, Lightning Seeds, and many more.
For the line-up details as available see the Kendal Calling line-up page.
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 are priced at £130. A teen (aged 11-15 years) weekend camping monthly payment ticket is priced at £75, and a child (aged 6-10 years) weekend camping ticket is priced at £17.50. A child aged 5 years and under weekend camping ticket is free. Prices include booking fee. Last year's the festival sold out in March.
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