Set in the stunning surroundings of UK's Lake District, Kendal Calling return for 2014 with a bang! The first lineup announcement features headliners Suede and Frank Turner.
Joining the headliners will be hip hop legends De La Soul, Miles Kane, Happy Mondays, 2manyDjs, Andy C, Radio One's Zane Lowe, Bondax, Goldie, Razorlight, Clean Bandit and many more.
2014’s first headliner Suede are one of the most revered British bands of the last 25 years with Brett Anderson and co racking up a host of much lauded indie singles and albums. After a hiatus the band returned in 2010 and released the critically and commercially acclaimed album ‘Bloodsports’ in 2013. This is a band once again riding on the crest of wave and the first headliner to be announced with more due to follow imminently.
Frank Turner’s anthemic folk-punk has seen him rise to become one of the country’s biggest musical artists of the last few years, accruing a large and devoted following and placing him firmly at the forefront of the new guitar renaissance in the UK. His five albums have given him an enviable body of work and Frank Turner is undoubtedly one of the most powerful live performers around. Frank has a real love affair with Kendal Calling having played twice before and has risen through the ranks to secure a well-deserved and much requested headline slot with his band The Sleeping Souls.
The much anticipated Hip Hop Legends slot this year goes to hip hop pioneers De La Soul. This slot is as much a part of Kendal Calling folklore as the fancy dress theme and the Real Ale tent and after last year’s blistering performance by Public Enemy the From The Fields team are delighted to have secured a more laid back performance from the daisy age, ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ legends who celebrate 25 years in the game in 2014.
Miles Kane is a man noted as much for his sharp suits and dress sense as his angular music and lyrics and this most modern of pop stars will make the short journey from Liverpool to the lakes.
Happy Mondays are Madchester royalty and in frontman Shaun Ryder possess and unlikely national treasure. Their set will be a hugely anticipated affair as fans gather to hear seminal baggy anthems such as ‘Step On’, ‘Kinky Afro’, ‘Hallelujah’ and a host more as the Mondays baggy swagger engulfs the Lake District.
The Glow Tent is a haven for lovers of the very best in electronic music and the line-up for 2014 is the best yet. David and Stephen Dewaele are famous worldwide as both Soulwax and2manydjs who's album "As Heard On Radio Soulwax Pt. 1" completely revolutionized the dance music landscape in the early 2000s, for its imaginative mixture of artist and genres from all eras. 2manydj’s are widely acknowledged as one of the most innovative acts on the planet and their mash up mayhem will have Kendal Calling in raptures.
Other confirmed acts include RAM Records founder and drum & bass don Andy C, Radio 1’s new music head honcho Zane Lowe, electro duo and local heroes Bondax with and all-star cast of b2b sessions, Metalheadz royalty Goldie, MJ Cole and a host of other swashbuckling turntable evangelists.
Other confirmations include Razorlight with their arsenal of alternative anthems, Brits Critics Choice winner and keyboard pounding singer songwriter Tom Odell and recent number 1 singles acts and electronic collective Clean Bandit who are one of the most exciting breakthrough acts in the UK right now. Newton Faulkner’s unique, percussive guitar playing and emotive songs are sure to provide one of the weekend’s biggest sing-alongs while Gorgon City get ready for your love and bring their booty shaking bass to the Lakes.
Other exciting acts confirmed to perform include indie stalwarts Athlete, breakthrough indie rockers Breton, Rudimental collaborator Ella Eyre, undefinable musical guru and champion tea drinker Mr Scruff. Many more acts have been confirmed to play with hundreds more set to join them in August in arguably the most beautiful festival site in the UK.
This year’s fancy dress theme is Kendal Calling Goes Beyond The Stars as the festival once again becomes a mecca for culture vultures and party people.
NEW for 2014 for Thursday night revellers, Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club take over featuring a hand picked line up by Craig himself. Thursday will feature Chai Wallah’s and the Real Ale festival will be open for pre festival shenanigans!
Comprising of some of the very best contemporary artists and alternative cool break through acts, Shrewsbury Fields Forever is a fusion of music, artistic expression with a sprinkling of community stuff and comedy.
Taking place over the friday evening, Saturday and Sunday the festival being only a stones throw away from the town centre will feature multiple arenas of music showcasing a wealth of top big International artists combined with the best Up-coming acts and local talent to provide a superb choice of live Indie, rock, alternative, electronic dance and popular music. Being so close to the town centre, Shrewsbury Fields Forever is only a few minutes walk away from all the local transport links and hotels, but of course the option to camp over is always there for those who want to do the complete festival experience.
Combined to this all the fun of the fair will be had, with an array of performing arts, fun fair, audio / visual artistic entertainment found within a community entertainments village, In which nominated charities alongside sponsoring businesses will be providing some extra on-site entertainment and games to help fund raise for a worthy cause.
13TH, 14TH AND 15TH SEPTEMBER 2013 @ The west mid / Shropshire showground, Berwickk Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 2PF.
Just £18 – £69 for a whole weekend with camping.
APPROX 100 ACTS – those announced so far are:
*Saturday main stage:*
Maximo Park The 1975 Athlete The Sunshine Underground Masters In France Dumb Pixle Fix We were Frontiers Snapped Ankles Portlights BOTB winner
*Saturday dance tent:*
Roni Size with Dynamite MC SHY FX with Stamina B.Traits (Radio 1) with MC Joker Rockwell with Mantmast K90 Classics Double XL Dribbz Monchi H2flo Banshco Nedd DJ competition winner A
*Saturday Experience tent with Spunkys, SubKutz and Reloaded*
Darren Styles and MC Storm [email protected] and Mc Energy EHD Jay Robinson ADK Johnny Flash Emerson da Silva Shaun Price DanZ – Dad Adam B DJ Toddie D Amais Red & Trickett
*Saturday Silent Disco*
Call Me T Bare roots True & False Andy Phillips Dirty Lookin Mobile disco Sammy J DJ Housescratt
Followed by the not so silent Traffic takeover with:
Bazland Taylor J
*Saturday Boat Party 'Fuzzy Logic'*
Digital Mafia + guests
*Saturday VIP hospitality
Quartz DJs Cheadle & Hubby Lily Green 2 Second Story Nicole Phillips Keren Macmillan
*Friday Dance tent*
Sister Bliss Faithless DJ set Plump DJs Gemma Furbank P.A.S Dene-No-Rhythm Kate Naylor DJX2
*Friday local heroes live stage*
The Taste Doppleganger MK Zero The Lucidity Socail Confusion The Cosmic Rays Thin Vision
*Friday Liquid D'N'B tent with Perception*
Conspire Jay Dubz Tim Ryan (Fantazia) Rapture Pixle + Guests
*Sunday Jestival comedy tent*
Dylan Moran (Shaun of the Dead, Channel 4's Black Books) Sanderson Jones Carl Donnelly Brett Goldstein (Channel 4's Derek) Johnny Candon Alexis Dubus Chris Washington Wendy Wason +more tba
*Sunday Acoustic stage*
James Walsh STARSAILOR solo acoustic set Andy O'Brien (The Clocktower) with Matt (The Twang) and Alistair (Ocean Colour Scene) Micky Greaney Band The Ronaldos The Making acoustic Remedy Soundz UK Open Mic champion UK Open Mic SFFF choice Lily Juniper
*Sunday house / oldskool tent*
K Klass live Sonny Wharton Sparky Dog Karlos Cheadle Mark Smallwood Jon Harvey Mike Archer Russ Edwards Dj competition winnner B + More TBA
This will be combined with Comedy tent, fun fairs, boat party, chill out zones, art and crafts, stalls, licensed bar, charity stuff, optional camping, entertainment etc etc!
Check out the Website, Facebook Page or Twitter for the latest info:
Lee Martin, one of the organisers of the two day festival said, “We are delighted to have signed Athlete to play the headline slot, vacated by The Levellers following an injury to their fiddle player. With only 3 weeks to go until the event we knew it was going to be tough and had spoken to a number of potential replacement acts. Athlete were the stand-out option and we are grateful to them for agreeing to play. They have a fantastic reputation for their live performances and have been one of the biggest bands recent times – we feel honoured that they are headlining our festival.”
Tickets for what promises to be a hugely successful weekend are available fromwww.lakefest.co.uk/tickets – they’re selling fast so immediate purchase is recommended.