Kendal Calling Beasts and Machines fancy dress theme announced

Other artists added to the bill are Kitty Daisy & Lewis, Tom Williams and The Boat, Sophie Barker (Zero 7), Liz Lawrence, Gabrielle Aplin, Dimbleby and Capper who will all play in the Get Loud in Libraries Stage! The Library massive will host live music on the Friday and be open for books, tea, cake and Rockanory (bedtime stories read by rock stars of course).
The Riot Jazz stage are back bigger than ever, the festivals best kept secret step up with a celebration of Victorian mayhem purveying a zoo of exotic jewels and the finest selection of world music. Riot Jazz Stage will feature the inhouse Riot Jazz Brass Band, Extra Love, Paper Tiger and Rastamau5 to name just some of the round-the-clock live acts.
Kendal Calling are opening up their living room back by popular demand, because everyone loves a houseparty right? Decorated out like a big front room, The Soapbox Stage returns bigger and better this year and is home to comedy, DJ’s and storytelling and features a headline set from Mr B The Gentlemen Rhymer, Tim Burgess DJ set, Dave Haslam, poet laureate Marvin Cheeseman, George McKay, Dicky Dippinson, hilarious country band Bushpig, The Sky Muffins, Skint & Demoralised, Witch and the Robot, Craig West, Robin Walker, Karl Yates and Hat Club DJs. There will be poetry each afternoon from the likes of Mike Garry and Chris Jam before dusk descends for some live burlesque.
Soapbox comedy comes from the likes of Mitchy Benn, Silky, Jim Smallman and Barry Dodds. Not to mention Gary Delaney, Danny McLoughlin, Chris Turner, Martin Mor.
Hip Hop Houseparty Saturday features beatboxer Jack Bee, DJ Helz, Oldboy, Taste the Diff’rence, Pogo and gamesPimp My Ride, Hip Hop photobooth, Hip Hop wheel of fortune not to mention free gin & juice cocktails for the best dressed & house party dollars to spend on tat!
A playground of art and creativity, Kendal Calling has always supported artists and musicians alike and now for the first time the Monstrous Garden has landed. Enter a world where the green things take on a new life and relax if you can in the Monstrous Garden, where things in the undergrowth are not always what they first seem…
Fireflies come to life at nightfall, and strange animals prowl around high above. Come dressed as an ugly bug and join the parade of the weird and wonderful creatures of creation.
Monstrous Garden hosts the Kaylied Stage, where artists from the worldwide underground scene bring their eclectic musical vision to the Lake District. From new takes on folk to old school bluegrass, from Geordie bluesmen to legendary Zimbabwean musicians get your musical education here.
Spiced daily with some serious funk and soul, the Monstrous Garden is one of the best alternative areas of the festival. Rock up on Saturday for an Ugly Bug Hoe Down with Cut a Shine, the most dynamic barn dance band on the planet.
The Ladybird area will be loved by adults and children alike, returning with a programme full of quality performance and craft workshops for all with a different theme each day. 
The Happy Slap Circus are out in force, bringing with them a ridiculous feast of misbehaving shenanigans. Hosting a tent that’s over-spilling with music, walk around performers, games masters and makeup artists ready to fun up your face. Don’t miss the mustache musketeers hosting group games of mustache Jenga and ‘Pin the Mustache on the Freddy Mercury’.
On Saturday Happy Slap Circus host an Ugly Bug Ball inviting everyone to dress up as insects and try some cricket hopping, dung and spoon race and much more but watch out for the fly swat team!
Also don’t miss the Animal Dance Master Championships, Rave Aerobics, Human Jukebox and Zebra Burlesque; with just 2 months to go the countdown is on!
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 / Kitty Daisy & Lewis / Tom Williams and The Boat / Sophie Barker (Zero 7) / Liz Lawrence / Gabrielle Aplin / Dimbleby and Capper
GLOW DANCE TENT: Derrick Carter / Krafty Kuts / Caspa / Nero / Adam Freeland / Herve / Yousef / The Japanese Popstars- Live / Breakage / Yousef / Artwork / 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
SOAP BOX STAGE: Mr B The Gentlemen Rhymer / Tim Burgess DJ set / Dave Haslam / poet laureate Marvin Cheeseman / George McKay / Dicky Dippinson / Bushpig  / The Sky Muffins / Skint & Demoralised / Witch and the Robot / Craig West / Robin Walker / Karl Yates and Hat Club DJs.

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