Pioneers of new music, Kendal Calling support rising stars alongside the worlds biggest bands and the Calling Out Stage is bursting with some of the most hotly tipped acts of the year with more still to be announced.
Joining headliners Blondie, The Cribs and Chase & Status; the most recent additions have added to a killer line up and now is the time to bag the last few remaining tickets for this years show and experience the hottest group of acts to land in the stunning lake district in 2011.
Celebrating their 20th anniversary, House of Pain play Kendal Calling as part of their reunion tour. The act behind one of the most memorable tracks in hip hop history “Jump Around”; multi platinum selling duo House of Pain are in town with a raucous rap show and our Kendal crowd are raring bounce!
Frank Turner will take to the main stage with his gorgeous and unique folk sound alongside one of the most inventive collectives of recent times, New York’s Easy Star All Stars; acclaimed for their incredible re-works of classic albums including their release Dub Side of the Moon.
With the Glow Dance Stage bursting with world-class beats, Derrick Carter leads the charge. One of the pinnacles of Chicago house music’s 90’s wave, DJ and producer Derrick Carter has a career spanning two decades and will keep the tent pumping with his legendary sound late into the night.
Also on mixing duties is techno protagonist Adam Freeland, purveyor of chart topping club classics Herve, North West hero Yousef and the stunningly raucous The Japanese Popstars.
New for this year will be Sunday afternoon in the Glow tent filled with live dance acts featuring hip hop, trip hop, ska, grime and everything in between to bring everyone round for a thumping evening of huge tunes.
Carlisle based promoters and DJ collective UBER are hosting the Sunday night with an evening of house and techno to bring a euphoric close to the weekend including the legendary Derrick Carter, Yousef, Jesse Rose plus much more.
Manchester promoters Ape kick things off in the dance tent, curating an extra special one-night-only of drum n bass, dubstep and other bass driven genres. Watch this space for their yet to be announced line-up…
Funk DJ Craig Charles has delivered stomping sets at Kendal year upon year and this year he steps it up a notch and is back to programme his very own tent on Sunday!The Craig Charles Funk & Kendal Calling Soul Club showcases a handpicked line up of some of the best funk & soul artists in the UK right now including The Leonard Jones Potential, The Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra & Smoove and Turrell.
Craig Charles says: “Kendal Calling is my home festival, it’s an honour to be invited back. I hope you can afford the repair bill when we tear the roof off the Lake District and smash it into a million funky little pieces!”
Ben Robinson, director of Kendal Calling says: ““It’s a pleasure to be able to bring such a diverse and energetic set of musicians into the Cumbrian fields. The combination of how much they love to play and how well received they are by the Kendal Calling crowd really does make for a special weekend. This year we have acts from as far away as Argentina, New York, Chicago, Sierra Leone and Berlin. It’s certainly going to be a unique mix of cultures and festival celebration, bring on July!”
The acts on the Kaylied stage are also presented by Global Local, an Art’s Council England funded project showcasing the hottest emerging talent at Festivals across the country. www.globallocal.co.uk“
There are still acts to be announced across the stages including Sunday headliner for Calling Out, GLOW Dance acts – Friday and Saturday headliners TBA, plus much more.
LINE UP SO FAR:
Chase & Status (LIVE) / The Cribs / Blondie / House of Pain / Echo & The Bunnymen / The Levellers / Frank Turner (with full live band) / Beardyman / Young Knives / The Whip / Tim Burgess & Mark Collins from The Charlatans acoustic set / Easy Star All Stars / Frankie & The Heartstrings / Sonic Boom Six / Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club / The Lancashire Hotpots / Bajah & the Dry Eye Crew / Alice Gold / The Chapman Family / Nathan ‘Flutebox’ Lee & The Clinic / Dinosaur Pile Up / Molotov Jukebox / Lets Buy Happiness / The Milk / Little Barrie / Brett Domino Trio / Kill It Kid / Failsafe / Trevor Moss / Emily Portman / Joana and the Wolf / Hannah Trigwell / Skinny Lister / The Leonard Jones Potential / Airship / The Minx / Seven Seals / The Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra / Red Suns / Smoove & Turrell / The Sand Band / Riot Jazz / The Virgin Marys / Bear Driver / Proud Mary / Club Smith / Jaspar / Too Young To Love / The Suzukis / Lamps Expire / The Semolina Pilchards / Stagecoach / Lucid Dream / Olfa / Mount Fabric / The Wagon Tales / The Plea / Fly With Vampires / Ratz / Cut A Shine Hoedown / BARD / Lokandes / Sam Lee and Friends / Rumbaba / Cocos Lovers / Nights of Sevens / The Feud / Hourglass Sea / Goodnight Lenin / Kidnap Alice / Glover / I am Austin / The Worm / Jadares por Fuera / The Bleach / Hexed Hands / Meadow / I Am In Love / Awale / Harare / Smith Byrnes O’Sullivan
GLOW DANCE TENT: DERRICK CARTER / NERO / ADAM FREELAND / HERVE / YOUSEF / THE JAPANESE POPSTARS- LIVE / JESSE ROSE / BURNS / POLEN / MIDDLEMAN / MAVERICK SABRE / RETRO-GRADE / MARC ROBERTS / ASH HOWELL / THE RAGED / KI CREIGHTON / WE TAKE POLAROIDS / THE ENTREPRENEURS / PAPER TIGER / TYLER MAE / CHINA SHOP BULL / KARMA KANIC / LINTON BROWN