loads more music plus comedy for Kendal Calling 2018

joining The Libertines, Catfish & the Bottlemen, Run DMC, James, OCS, Shed Seven, & more

By Neil Greenway | Published: Wed 11th Apr 2018

Lady Leshurr

Kendal Calling 2018

Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th July 2018
Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, Cumbria, CA10 2HN, England MAP
£145 for a weekend ticket - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 25,000

More music plus comedy has been revealed for Kendal Calling which takes place at Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, Cumbria from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th July 2018

Joining the main stage line-up are grime-sters Bugzy Malone, and Lady Leshurr (pictured above), along with William McCarthy (Augustines), Findlay, Saint Agnes, Judas, Sly Digs, Night Flowers, Tobi Sumnola, Cosmic Strip, Babyteeth, and Gentlemen George, while new for the Glow Stage are London Elektricity, Dub Phizix & Strategy, Logistics, Etherwood, Urban Dawn, Degs, Tempza, Inja, and Ikarus.

Supporting grass roots talent, there's acts from around the local area including The Lucid Dream, Molly Warburton, Good Foxy, The Chadelics, Late Night Legacy, Graces, Dansi, Sugarspun, Mr Ben & The Bens, Flynt, Bad Bambino, Family Selection Box, Valparaiso, Serene, Pariahs, Run & Hyde, Wolfpeake, Sun Drift, Prowles, The Liars Club, Delagrave, Dog Daisies, and Indica Gallery.

Other new names are Bad Bambino, Bear Growls, Denise Johnson, Dog Daisies, Electric Pyramid, Family Ranks, Fernweh, Galactic Funk Militia, Gardenback, Gareth Brooks (DJ Set), Howling Rhythm & The Godfathers Of Soul, Mainly Manchester (DJ Set), No Dice Collective, Omit Sleep, Red Corner, Riding the Low, Ryan Jarvis, Space Monkeys, Susan Lynch's Drama Club, Tea Street Band, The Fall Disco, The High, The Rills, The Rubbish, Vida, and When In Manchester (DJ Set).

For comedy on the Soapbox Stage over the weekend are Mark Watson, Hal Cruttenden, Musical Bingo, Gospeloke, Alun Cochrane, Brendon Burns, Lost Voice Guy, Junior Simpson, Steve Shanyaski, Chris Washington, Phil Ellis, Tom Houghton, Ray Bradshaw, John Hastings, Sarah Bennetto, Brennan Reece, Paul Pirie, Scott Bennett, Paul Mcgaffrey, Katie Mulgrew, Delightful Sausage, Tez Ilyas, Harriet Dyer, Keith Carter, Rob Mulholland, Danny McLoughlin, Steve Harris, Matt Stellingwerf, James Meehan, Kiri Pritchard Mclean, Laura Lexx, Russell Hicks, Tom Taylor, George Rigde, Mike Newall, Barry Dodds, Kate Lucas, Mike Wilkinson, David Longley, Allyson June Smith, Danny Sutcliffe, Karen Bayley, Susan Murray, Sarah Callaghan, Noel James, Danny Deegan, Dave Williams, Archie Maddoks, Lou Conran, Debra Jane Appleby, Jenny Collier, Rosco Mcclelland, and Matt Reed. In the evenings this stage transforms into Kunst Kabaret, a bespoke, immersive show that pays homage to the 5 pillars of performance: Acting, Drag, Burlesque, Circus and Live music.

Festival Director, Andy Smith says "We were thrilled to have sold out this year's Kendal Calling so quickly again but our work doesn't stop there, sights are still set on making this one of the best years of the festival yet! We hope that these new additions are to the liking of our brilliant ticket buyers and that those who have missed out can join us next year. Set in the incredible setting of the Lake District's Lowther Deer Park, this innovative, fan-focused, independent festival is renowned for more than just music and visitors will also enjoy 4 days of arts installations, comedy, gourmet food, kid's entertainment and a real ale festival all within the confines of what is surely the most beautiful festival site in the UK."

Kendal Calling is sold out. 

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