After defining the summer festival experience across 14 sold-out years, Kendal Calling has become a must-visit summer weekender – stepping things up in 2020 to celebrate its 15th anniversary with a bumper lineup of huge names and beloved favourites all heading to Lowther Deer Park between 30th July – 2nd August. With this year’s theme set as ‘Kendal Calling Goes to the Arcade’ – let the games begin, Kendal Calling awaits!
The invites are out to old friends and new, to celebrate a 15th birthday that’ll go down in the history books at Lowther Deer Park. Powering up as Kendal Calling Goes to the Arcade for 2020, this year’s headliners and lineup bring together Kendal icons, in-demand modern trailblazers and Kendal debuts for a truly unrivalled weekend.
Spread across multiple stages, Kendal Calling is packed with a diverse range of sounds and styles all coming together for the ultimate festival weekend. Disco legends Sister Sledge will be bringing the vibes, while Manchester’s own Pale Waves return to Kendal Calling with their turbo-sized indie pop, along with hip-hop legends Jurassic 5, and the BBC Sound Of 2020 shortlisted Easy Life.
At every turn, there’s another singalong moment ready and waiting. From The Zutons, Scouting For Girls, and Heather Small to sizzling new hitmakers Sundara Karma, Jade Bird, Marika Hackman, The Murder Capital, Phoebe Green and more, Kendal Calling sits unrivalled.
Over at our brand new Afterglow area (previously Glow Tent), expect the biggest in bass and beats with a dance party that rings late into the night. Drum and bass titan Andy C heads things up, with appearances from a who’s who in famed party starters. From Hannah Wants, Jungle (DJ Set), Craig Charles, 808 State, Dub Phizik & Strategy, Jaguar Skills, Emerald and a very special DJ Yoda: History Of Gaming set amongst others – the bright lights and sounds of Afterglow ring large again for Kendal Calling’s 15th birthday.
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 with visitors enjoying four days of arts installations, comedy, cabaret, cinema, magic, kids’ entertainment, gourmet food and real ale all within the confines of what is surely the most beautiful festival site in the UK. Expect gaming delights at every turn, from retro arcade games, crazy challenges, legendary characters, the costume parade and retro sports day fun all setting up shop across the weekend.
Regularly selling out in record time, expect Kendal Calling 2020 to be their most in-demand edition to date – a celebration of 15 spectacular years in the fields, looking back at the festival’s incredible history while looking ahead to an even brighter future.
“I’m delighted to be playing the 15th Kendal Calling. This will be my first time at this great festival… I love performing to new crowds, and I love the Lakes so this is the perfect combo for me!”
“Brothers and sisters of Kendal Calling, I’m excited to perform there & celebrate your 15th birthday! Let’s party!”
Limited presale tickets for Kendal Calling 2020 are available from 10am on Thursday 30th January, with General Sale released later that evening from 6pm
Tickets available from: www.kendalcalling.co.uk