After his crowd pleasing performance at last year’s festival, Mark Chadwick returns with the rest of the band in tow; Celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Levellers era defining album, Levelling the Land. Kendal Calling is pleased to say they will have the whole band taking to the stage to deliver some of the most iconic tracks from the early 90’s including chart favourites, One Way, Riverflow and Boatman.
Another legendary line up addition are indie heroes Echo and The Bunnymen. Bringing their post-punk sound to the Lake District; Echo and the Bunnymen go down in music history for hit singles Killing Moon (which featured in the 2001 cult classic movie Donnie Darko), Nothing Lasts Forever, and Bring on the Dancing Horses (featured in the John Hughes classic coming of age movie Pretty In Pink)
Kendal Calling are excited to reveal a Northern festival exclusiveacoustic performance with the legendary and charismatic frontman Tim Burgess and guitarist Mark Collins from The Charlatans. They’ve lived through the Madchester/Britpop eras and are still making wonderful indie-pop tunes to this day!
Expect a string of hits from their back catalogue including: The Only One I Know, One to another, My Beautiful Friend, Tellin’ Stories, North Country Boy to name a few, alongside their fresh new material.
There are not many places where you can experience 80’s, 90’s and naughties indie legends cosied up next to award winning beatboxers… But the fields of Kendal Calling is that place. Ladies and gentlemen, back by incredibly popular demand, Kendal Calling presents… Beardyman! One of the most sought after artists at Kendal Calling, Beardyman is fast becoming a legend in the fields. Since his debut in 2008 Kendal have been nudging him to come back every year. In 2009 his performance was immense; The dance tent was packed out with the biggest crowds Kendal Calling had seen in one place.
Kendal Calling is also very pleased to announce king of funk and festival circuit regular Mr Scruff will be bringing his vast box of master-mixing tricks to light up the stage with his notoriously epic and quirky mixathons! Signed to the legendary label Ninja Tune, Mr Scruff is well known for his mammoth sets and is eager to take the Kendal calling crowds on a journey across musical genres, from jazz to break beat, funk to reggae, presenting a definitive odyssey in DJ prowess!
These first announcements are just the tip of the iceberg for what’s in store; with all the Main Stage headliners and the full Calling Out (new music) stage, Kaylied Tent (folk stage), Glow dance tent and five other stages line ups still to come; Kendal Calling 2011 is already shaping up to be an epic weekend with some of the finest UK and international artists to be showcased on the festival circuit. But Kendal Calling isn’t just about ambitious and cutting edge music; there are oodles of other activities and events going on throughout the weekend. Riding on the wave of the huge success of the Real Ale festival last year, Kendal Calling HQ are embarking on the tough task of sampling all the local ales to ensure that only the very best beverages are on offer for its return to this years festival! There is also the flamboyant and ludicrous Fancy Dress Saturday where all inhibitions and sanity are lost in a world of eccentricity, this year’s theme to be announced very soon…
Kendal Calling is an award-winning, innovative, independent festival based in the Lake District. It features pioneering contemporary music and art alongside traditional rural entertainment. Possibly the most fun you can have in the countryside, with fields full of activities and attractions for everyone from families to stag parties! Come and join us for a weekend of festivity and escapism in the fresh country air.
The capacity is small and intimate so you won’t be herded around like cattle or spend hours in queues at the bar. Feel the freedom of being able to move between the 8 performance stages in a matter of minutes and never miss an artist.
Kendal Calling is all about fun the old fashioned way, great times, great entertainment
Date: 29th–31st July 2011
Location: Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, CA10 2HN
Ticket Price: Full Adult Weekend Camping Tickets: £95 16+. Anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult) Full Adult Deposit Weekend Ticket – Pay just £35 now to secure your ticket to this year’s event and pay the balance of six weeks before the festival 11-15 years – This ticket is for anyone 11 years and older and 15 years and Under: £50 10 and under – FREE! and great friends all in one place!
Thursday Entry – This year Kendal Calling will be opening up the campsite a day early for all you keen festival goers to get pitched up super fast! Please note this is camping only plus the Village Green area, where a limited number of food outlets will be open plus an acoustic tent.
Adult: £10 / Youth 11-15: £5 / Under 11: FREE
Traditional festival camping – no frills, no extra cost and for the night owls amongst you! There is also a quiet camping area for those that like their beauty sleep. Included in ticket price
Emperors Fields – Back bigger and better than last year, this much improved area will have posh showers, toilets and a campfire as well as the added bonus of camping by your car! Adult price: £10 / Youth: 11-15: £5
Children 10 and under are FREE! – Please note this area is all quiet camping and ideal for families.
Campervan or Caravan fields – £45 – Park up, party on.
Coach travel is available from several UK destinations (tbc) and is provided by Big Green Coach Company. There are pickups from Penrith train station – If you’re travelling by train then hop aboard the Kendal Calling Shuttle straight to the site, and back again!