10 Things We Loved About Kendal Calling

Believe it or not, Kendal Calling 2017 is now over a week ago. You can find The Garage Flower’s review of this year here, but here’s a shorter run down of the weekend with 10 things we loved about this years’ festival…

  • Great music

Of course! Kendal Calling provided us with 4 days of great music from Thursday afternoon right through to the early hours of Monday morning. There were so many highlights, but sets from Stereophonics, Brian Wilson and secret sets from the likes of The Coral and Nick McCabe and Pete Salisbury will live long in the memory. In the small corners of the festival, too, there were so many exciting stars of the future.

  • The mud (really!)
Photo: @MaddyTeasdale

Yep, the mud! Rain or shine, Kendal Calling goers get stuck in (sometimes literally). There were wellies galore and trekking from the campsite to the arena people were slipping and sliding, but always smiling.

  • The Food

Street food, vegan food, burgers, fish and chips, you name it and Kendal Calling’s foodies have it. They served and sung (sometimes at the same time) and from breakfast brews to late night snacks they were there.

  • The People

Families, teenagers, couples, stag and hen parties, they were all there! People make Kendal Calling and they did again this year, the atmosphere on the campsite and in the arena was brilliant.

  • The Variety

There is so much variety at KC, you can listen to poetry, comedy, jazz and heavy metal all in the same afternoon. From the House Party to Chai Wallahs, The Woodlands to Riot Jazz, there’s everything you could ever need.

  • The Bars!

Real ale, gin, wine, prosecco, cocktails, there’s a bar for everyone. Whether you’re sampling some local beers or tropical cocktails you’re bound to find something just for you.

  • Tim Peaks

Coffee, vinyl and secret sets! Tim Peaks is the place to be at Kendal Calling, Tim Burgess himself was there are always, with conversation slots and DJ sets as well as great bands playing live there was so much going on in there alone.

  • The Staff and Volunteers

Those that keep us safe and secure over the weekend and make sure we have the best time possible, we salute you!

  • The Fashion

As always, there were plenty of festival outfits. Most of the time, they were complete with loads and loads of glitter. They even looked good under ponchos…

  • The fact it’ll be back again next year!

Another sell-out will be on the cards for 2018, and we can’t wait!


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