Kendal Calling announces another massive set of artists that will grace the Lake District festival this year. The Summer Festival Guide has the latest lineup additions which include Jimi Goodwin, Frightened Rabbit and more!
Jimi Goodwin makes a welcome return to Kendal Calling having headlined the festival with his band Doves in 2010. Jimi’s new solo album ‘Odludek’ was released this week and is a remarkable record on which he plays almost all the instruments himself. The record has met with much critical acclaim and Jimi’s set is destined to be a festival highlight.
Glasgow’s Frightened Rabbit bring ringing, resonant, skyscraping guitars and songs full of heartbreak whilst Simon and Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene will play an intimate acoustic set in the Woodlands. The epic indie folk of Admiral Fallow finds a perfect home at the beautiful Kendal Calling site and Doves are further represented in a performance from Black Rivers which is made up of Jez and Andy from the band. Lewis Watson is a 21 year old acoustic guitar troubadour who is destined for the big time.
Norma Jean Martine’s rootsy, soulful, country music has seen her explode onto the folk scene while Team Me provide bouncy Norwegian indie-pop andThe Tea Street Band will have the crowds dancing, showing why they are one of the best live electronic acts in the UK. Dario G will make a rare appearance with a DJ set of euphoric trance that has endured over two decades and Mirror Signal’s slick beats, captivating presence and soulful voice will highlight why this 19 year old appeared on so many ‘One’s To Watch’ lists for 2014.
Champs melancholy folk-pop reflects the eerily forlorn nature of their seaside home in the Isle of Wight in contrast to Gypsy Hill who will perform a staggering set of gypsy / Balkan big beat and swing. Kendal Calling is also thrilled to welcome the force of nature that is John Robb and his band The Membranes.
Every year, Riot Jazz presents Interplanetary Pump Station take Kendal Callings theme and turns it on its head and this year is no different as they present Spaceship Earth. With a wild variety of bands, ranging from their own Riot Jazz Brass Band, to rhythm ‘n’ blues, to cosmic disco and booty rattling dub, you’re guaranteed to have a great time as you escape into a world of hidden gems and more. One for the chin-scratchers and party fiends alike!
Kendal Calling festival is renowned for its expansive cultural offering, providing sustenance for the mind and body as an eclectic array ofperformance art, comedy and spoken word takes place over the weekend in the stunning surrounds of the Lake District. As part of Kendal’s mix you’ll find gourmet food, a real ale festival, TIM PEAKS curated by TIM BURGESS, Q&A’s, talks, DJs, surprise sets, the dedicated children’s Ladybird Arena and much more. Kendal Calling is one of the UK’s best festivals and outstanding value at just £119 for the weekend.
New Artists Announced
Jimi Goodwin / Frightened Rabbit / Simon & Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene (acoustic) / Lewis Watson / Admiral Fallow / Black Rivers / Team Me / Norma Jean Martine / Mirror Signal / The Tea Street Band / Champs / Dario G (DJ set) / Lauren Aquilina / Lyger/ Big Sixes / Etches / Molly Warburton / Gypsy Hill / Smerins Anti-Social Club / John Langon Band / Talisman / Will Tramp! / Drop the Mustard DJs / Zutekh DJs / English Disco Lovers / Herbal Sessions / Dub Central / Showhawk Duo / Urban Sabotage presents: Davos LIVE / Lisbon / The Membranes / Skutch Manos / Metisa / Colt 45 / MDNGHT / Berlin / Berlin / You / $ista $ista / WALK / Honeyfeet / Harlequin Marching Band / Skittles & Live Band / Cut Capers / Lauren Housley / René / Gypsies of Bohemia / Scatters the Funky Disco Pig / The Grand Old Ukes of Yorkshire / Treedrum / Riot Jazz Brass Band / The Dakota Jim Band / Taylor Jackson / Charlie Cooper / Thingumbob & The Thingumajogs / From A Window / Buffalo Brothers / The Big Easy & Swing Dance / Flamingus / Flavia / The Bear around Your Neck / Whiskey Moon Face / Felix Hagan & The Family / Too Much Love / Saluation Dub Collective / The EME / Dave Rybka / Xander Smith