Kendal Calling: Friday

Alright, Day One proper, for all you lot heading out on Friday morning, the Calling Out stage opens up at with Jess Kemp. The earliest act that will draw the masses is Kate Nash who’s debut album still remains responsible for her popularity, and famed single ‘Foundations’. Following Kate will be Sydney outfit DMA’S Their live performance has stunned fans across the UK and they’ll bring their unique sound to KC.

Friday’s House Party lineup is particularly exciting, York’s Hello Operator play there in the afternoon and are a real talent to watch. Heavy guitar sound, rock and roll vibe. Another pull-out-the-stops band are Cabbage, the controversial post-punk band from Manchester are a perfect fit for the House Party stage, small, sweaty, left-wing.

Photo by Fi, @dirtyroknroller

Tim Peaks is often the place to be at Kendal Calling, and there are two secret special guests on Friday before the evening begins. My lips are sealed.

Elsewhere, local Melanie Baker opens up the Carvetti Stage and Deaf Havana have a DJ set in the stylish 18+ Jaegerhaus.

Circa Waves and Jake Bugg keep the Main Stage lineup strong, while in the Glow Tent Faithless and Tom Zanetti are back to back. The weekend’s headliner of headliners, Stereophonics, are on the Main Stage. Kelly Jones and co. are armed with 9 studio albums, the last 2 of which came in 2 years after a gap since 2009. 2015’s ‘Keep The Village Alive’ features single ‘C’est La Vie’, a common opener, while oldies ‘Dakota’ and their best, ‘Local Boy In The Photograph’ will prove highlights of the weekend. Following them, Baggy Mondays will bring their indie celebration to the Calling Out Stage after Loyle Carner‘s set.


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