Kendal Calling


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Awarded the Best Small Festival in the UK at the 2010 UK Festival Awards, Kendal Calling is back in 2011 with another stellar line up, fields full of lavish entertainment and good vibes all round.

See www.kendalcalling.com for further information.

Main Stage

Friday 29th July
Saturday 30th July
Sunday 31st July


The Cribs

The Cribs appearing at this event

From the unlikely beginning of a toilet paper factory in Wakefield to touring the world and notching up three Top 10 albums in the UK, The Cribs are masters of addictive, wiry indie pop suss. Since 2002 the Yorkshire men have produced passionate anti-hipster anthems including ‘Men's Needs’, ‘Mirror Kissers’ and ‘Hey Scenesters!’.

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Blondie appearing at this event

Undeniably one of the most trailblazing and influential bands of our time, Blondie is pioneering frontwoman/songwriter Debbie Harry, guitarist/conceptual mastermind Chris Stein and powerhouse drummer Clem Burke, along with now long standing band mates bassist Leigh Foxx, guitarist Tommy Kessler and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen. For the last four decades, Blondie has become and still remains a true global icon; one whose influence both shaped and continues to inform the worlds of music, fashion and art. From an irreverent Lower East Side punk outfit to bona fide international ambassadors of New York cool, Blondie will forever be synonymous with that punk spirit that lives somewhere in all of us. Their chart- topping success, fearless spirit and rare longevity led to an induction into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 and more than 40 million albums sold worldwide to date.

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Cocos Lovers

Cocos Lovers appearing at this event

Eight piece from the Kent coast, producing a fantastic mix of traditional English folk inter-woven with Eastern and African rhythms. Intricate musicianship and full band harmonies make this band a favourite on the festival circuit. Featured in The Independents 2010 hot new bands section and debut album 'Johannes' is receiving critical acclaim.

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House of Pain

House of Pain appearing at this event

The Irish-American hip-hop group have reunited to mark the 25th anniversary of their biggest hit. Everlast, Danny Boy and DJ Lethal, together as House Of Pain, found worldwide fame through their hit single 'Jump Around' which reached no.3 in their native US, no.6 in Ireland and no.8 in the UK. The group memorably took over the St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City to film the classic video. It changed the face of Hip-Hop and 25 years later the song has remained a club classic, while the boys continue to perform their wild stage antics.

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Little Barrie

Little Barrie appearing at this event

Having worked with Primal Scream, The Chemical Brothers, Spiritualized and Paul Weller, the band's lead guitarist Barrie Cadogan is often referred to as the greatest guitarist of his generation. With their undiluted rock 'n' roll swagger, Little Barrie are possibly the only guitar-based group in Britain not to look out of place headlining a funk night! The power trio originated in Nottingham but have since relocated to London. Their sound could be described as stripped down RnB / Soul / Funk / Blues / Garage rock jam band.

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Proud Mary

Proud Mary appearing at this event

Blues-ridden indie tunes from this Manchester band who were the first signing to Noel Gallagher's Sour Mash label with their debut album 'Same Old Blues'.

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China Shop Bull

China Shop Bull appearing at this event

China Shop Bull are a 6 piece mix of ska, rave and drum and bass and have been on the festival, punk and party scene since 2006, releasing two albums 'Public Disorder: Act 1' and 'Rave To The Grave'. Playing shows with acts as diverse as Dreadzone, The Dub Pistols, Sonic Boom Six, The Skints, Random Hand, Goldie Lookin Chain, Sicknote, Voodoo Glowskulls. Building a fast growing following with their infectious sound and lively shows. Go to chinashopbull.bandcamp.com/music to check out the music.

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Derrick Carter

Derrick Carter appearing at this event

Derrick Carter is acknowledged as one of the best and most technically proficient house DJs in the world. One of the pinnacles of Chicago house music's '90s wave, with innovative productions, flawless technical skills and an effortlessly joyful attitude of rocking a crowd. His sets are rooted in house, but he freely travels outside conformative club tastes, incorporating old-school disco, and whatever else catches his fancy. Above all, Derrick is respected by most as one of the best DJs in the world.

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Lowther Castle & Gardens

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