Having sold out all 25,000 tickets a week after announcing no fewer than six massive headliners for this year’s festival alongside a huge supporting lineup, Kendal Calling has announced even more acts for 2017!
Renowned for providing a one-stop shop for festival goers who want to party the weekend away, the festival’s Glow Tent already boasts a lineup including Example, Mike Skinner, Tom Zanetti, TQD and DJ sets from Jungle and Faithless. Joining them will be Idris Elba, Kurupt FM, Bugzy Malone, Friend Within, Eli & Fur, Star.One,COCO and Shadow Child.
Critically acclaimed Hackney born actor Idris Elba may be best known for his roles in dramas such as ‘Luther’ and ‘The Wire’ but he’s also a hip-hop and soul artist as well as a respected DJ. The superstar will be making his Kendal Calling debut in the fields this summer for a superstar moment that’s not to be missed.
Fast becoming one of the UK’s most successful independent stars, Manchester born Grime MC Bugzy Malone also joins the lineup. As one of the key MCs in the ever-growing Grime revival in the UK he is one of a wave of uncompromising young musicians making some of the country’s most vital music.
Rising to fame on the BBC mockumentary ‘People Just Do Nothing’, Kurupt FM are the hilarious champions of garage that the UK has been waiting for. The crew’s amazing live show has found them collaborating with everyone from Grime dons Stormzy and Big Narstie to British music legends Craig David and Shola Ama and this week even sees them collaborating with man of the moment Ed Sheeran for a special Comic Relief single.
Also joining the lineup are electro house DJ Friend Within, London duo Eli & Fur, sibling production and DJ duo Star.One, much-hyped Sheffield grime MC Coco and renowned house DJ Simon Neale under his Shadow Child moniker.
Full Glow Stage Lineup:
Eli & Fur
Faithless - DJ
Jungle – DJ
My Nu Leng
Set in the picturesque Lowther Deer Park, one of the UK’s most beautiful festival sites, Kendal Calling will return to the Lake District for a stunning weekend of music, art, comedy, food and drink this July. Despite it being the 12th consecutive sell out for the award winning festival, the capacity will once again stay the same to retain Kendal Calling’s unique atmosphere. Weekend ticket holders can purchase one of the final Thursday ticket here.
Having very recently announced no fewer than six massive headliners for this year’s festival alongside a huge supporting lineup, Kendal Calling 2017 has completely SOLD OUT all 25,000 tickets for the 12th consecutive time, all in just over a week from announcing!
Eager revelers who acted quickly will get the chance to see Franz Ferdinand,Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls,Tinie Tempah and one last opportunity to witness Beach Boys legend Brian Wilsonperform Pet Sounds in the surrounds of the beautiful Lake District.
Ben Robinson, co-founder of Kendal Calling comments:
"The team are truly humbled by the reaction to this years line up and we'd like to thank everyone who has bought tickets to make this our 12th successive sell out!
We’ll be keeping our heads down over the next 6 months working hard to make this the best festival possible. We have a lot more amazing artists and field based antics still to announce so keep your eyes peeled. We can’t wait to see everyone in the fields!”
Kendal Calling has also become the first festival to go virtual in Google Maps! Tour.Media and Google Street View have captured the entire festival allowing festival fans who missed out on tickets to take a simulated walk around the site.
If you've ever wondered what it's like to perform in front of thousands of people then just hop on the main stage with the Sugar Hill Gang or discover where the VIP's hang out by simply walking past security. Anyone can navigate through the festival by clicking the link and then using the navigational arrows to move around the festival.
People who missed out on a ticket can subscribe to the resale list here: http://www.kendalcalling.co.uk/news/kendal-calling-2017-is-sold-out
Set in the incredible Lowther Deer Park, one of the UK’s most beautiful festival sites, Kendal Calling will return to the Lake District for a stunning weekend music, art, comedy and more this July. Despite it being the 12th consecutive sell out for the award winning festival, the capacity will once again stay the same to retain Kendal Calling’s unique atmosphere. Follow @KendalCalling and like the festival on Facebook for more info.
FRIGHTENED RABBIT, JAKE BUGG, SEASICK STEVE, EDITORS, CIRCA WAVES, SLAVES, LOYLE CARNER, LETHAL BIZZLE, THE CORAL, THE HUNNA, NOTHING BUT THIEVES, KATE NASH, SHAME, JUNGLE, FAITHLESS AND MANY MORE ACTS TO PERFORM AT MULTI AWARD WINNING FESTIVAL
FOUR INCREDIBLE DAYS OF MUSIC, ARTS, COMEDY AND THE FESTIVAL’S ACCLAIMED FOOD AND DRINK OFFERING AT THE UK’S MOST BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL SITE
TICKETS ON SALE 10AM FRIDAY 27TH JANUARY £135 OR £25 ON PAYMENT PLAN FROM THE LINK BELOW
27th – 30th July 2017
Lowther Deer Park, The Lake District
With the 2016 edition of Kendal Calling another complete sell-out and having once again won Best Medium Festival at the UK Festival Awards, the first acts have been announced for the fan favourite festival. Headlining this year are Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Franz Ferdinand, Brian Wilson and Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls.
With a career spanning three decades, multiple number one albums and having headlined the biggest festivals in the country, Stereophonics are undoubtedly one of the UK’s biggest and most enduring rock acts. They’ll be making their Kendal Calling debut this summer for one of their trademark, anthemic headline sets full of sing-along moments.
Richard Jones from Stereophonics comments:
“We’ve been fortunate to headline and play at some amazing festivals over the years and it’s an honour to play at Kendal Calling this summer a first for us in the Lake District. See you there!”
Formed in 1986, Manic Street Preachers have spent the last 30 years making some of the most vital and politically charged, yet no less anthemic, music to ever come out of the UK. The revolutionary spirit of the band has garnered them a legion of fans the world over and with songs like ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’ and ‘A Design For Life’ in their arsenal it’s no wonder. Their headline set in the fields is not to be missed.
Commenting on their appearance, Manic Street Preachers say:
"We are genuinely thrilled to be headlining Kendal Calling, a festival we have always wanted to play in a truly inspiring setting.”
Topping the main stage for those heading to the festival on the Thursday are Scottish indie legends Franz Ferdinand. From breakthrough ‘Take Me Out’ through to their most recent release as FFS with fellow oddball heroes Sparks, the band have remained one of the most innovative guitar bands of a generation. They’ll be providing what is sure to be a hit laden set at Kendal Calling 2017.
The word legend is thrown around far too easily but when you’re the man responsible for all time classic songs like ‘God Only Knows’ and ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’ its more than justified. Due to phenomenal public demand in the UK, Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson returns one last time to present ‘Pet Sounds’ in its entirety plus his greatest hits with Special Guests Al Jardin and Blondie Chaplin.
No stranger to the fields having played a rip roaring headlining set at the festival in 2014, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will be returning to co-headline in 2017. Forever on the road all across the world and a prolific songwriter, his relatable, impassioned music has garnered him legions of fans in the UK and beyond. Kendal Calling is proud to have him back this year.
With multiple Brit Awards, arena tours and festival headline slots under his belt as well as having more UK number ones than any other rapper on the planet, Tinie Tempah is surely one of the country’s brightest talents. With undisputed bangers like ‘Frisky’ and ‘Pass Out’ in his arsenal, he is more than qualified to top the bill at this year’s Kendal Calling.
Joining the headliners are troubadour Jake Bugg, Scottish soul-bearers Frightened Rabbit, true originalSeasick Steve, British indie heroes Editors, punk rockers Slaves, indie melody-weavers Circa Waves, anthemic alt-rockers Nothing But Thieves, grime don Lethal Bizzle, riot grrrl Kate Nash, rising stars The Hunna, man of the moment Loyle Carner and veteran Merseyside psych rockers The Coral.
Frightened Rabbit comment on their return:
“We are really pleased to be returning to Kendal Calling this year. Last time was easily the muddiest yet one of the best festivals we've had the privilege of playing”
Elsewhere Field Music, Fickle Friends, Honeyblood, Palace, Little Comets, Blaenavon, Shame, The Pale White, Eat Fast, Bad Sounds, Soshe, Reverend And The Makers, Freak, Man & The Echo, Bossy Love,White, The Shimmer Band, Fews, Ardyn, Dead! and Kendal favourites The Lancashire Hot Pots are set for the fields.
Once again the dance-orientated Glow Stage will be hosting a huge lineup for those wishing to party through the weekend. Chart topping UK rapper Example returns to the festival to headline the stage alongside house DJTom Zanetti, Butterz members Royal-T, DJ Q and Flava D together as TQD, bass duo My Nu Leng, Mike Skinner and DJ sets from London soul collective Jungle and British electronica masters Faithless. Gotsome,Holy Goof, Barely Legal, Mollie Collins, Star.One and Swindle also join the party with more names still to come.
The eclectic festival lineup will also be bolstered by Mercury Prize nominees The Comet Is Coming, Smash Hi-Fi, Broken Brass Ensemble, K.O.G. & The Zongo Brigade, Holly Holdener, Yumi & The Weather,Honeyfeet, Harleighblu, Sola Rosa, Lost Colours and Ezra Collective.
Additionally, mariachi Morrissey covers band Mexrissey, London African Gospel Choir performingGraceland and Beatlemania: Celebrating 50 Years Of Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band make this year’s lineup one of the most varied and exciting that the festival has ever hosted.
Kendal Calling founder Andy Smith comments:
“Drastic times call for drastic measures and to that end we’ve gone the whole nine yards! We're excited to be welcoming no less than 6 headliners to the fields this year, including Brian Wilson’s last appearance on these shores as he performs Pet Sounds in full. See you in the fields!”
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.
Having once again won ‘Best Medium Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards, Kendal Calling has firmly established itself as one of the undisputed highlights of the increasingly busy summer calendar. Tickets always sell out for the festival well in advance and with 60% sold for this year before a single act was announced, fans are urged to get their tickets now to avoid disappointment. See you in the fields!
The multi award winning, fan favourite festival Kendal Calling has once again won ‘Best Medium Festival’ at the UK Festival Awards!
Festival director Ben Robinson says:
"Being awarded Best Medium Festival once again at the UK Festival awards is extra special as it is voted for by the public. We had an incredible year in the fields with blisteringly sunny days, a carnival of colour, the friendliest crowd to date and Noel Gallagher closing the weekend with an iconic set of sing-along anthems.
"A massive thanks goes out to every pair of hands that worked behind the scenes on the 11th Kendal Calling and as every we salute the audience who year after year come back to the fields and bring it to life with the special atmosphere that makes Kendal Calling the award winning festival that it has become."
Tickets for next year’s huge bash go on sale December 1st in limited numbers just in time for Christmas. Those wishing to get their tickets in early or give someone the perfect gift can purchase tickets on the festival’s instalment plan for only £21.43 per month from our link below. As has become the tradition, all orders this month will also receive a special Kendal Calling Christmas card.
Having played host to the likes of Noel Gallagher, Snoop Dogg, Kaiser Chiefs, Rudimental and Elbow, the festival draws some of the biggest names in the world to the beautiful Lowther Deer Park in the Lake District. Kendal Calling also proudly champions new and emerging talent and are this year partnering with Music Glue to offer artists the opportunity to apply to play. Budding artists can head here to upload their music for consideration.
With the festival fully established as one of the undisputed highlights of the busy summer calendar, Kendal Calling 2017 is not to be missed! See you in the fields!