Kendal Calling

26 – 29 July 2018 at Lowther Deer Park, The Lake District

Kendal Calling have announced second wave of names for their sold out 2018 festival!

Bugzy Malone, Lady Leshurr, William Mccarthy (Augustines), Findlay, Saint Agnes, Judas, Sly Digs, Night Flowers, Tobi Sumnola, Cosmic Strip, Babyteeth, and Gentlemen George, have all been added to the main stage lineup.

London Elektricity, Dub Phizik & Strategy, Logistics, Etherwood, Urban Dawn, Degs, Tempza, Inja, and Ikarus have also been added to the Glow Stage.

Local artists including Good Foxy, The Chadelics, Graces, Dansi, Sugarspun, Mr Ben & the Bens, Flynt, Bad Bambino, Family Selection Box, Valpariaso, Sun Drift, Prowles, The Liars Club, Delegrave, Dog Daisies and Indica Gallery also join the bill.

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Famed for bringing the best musical acts to the beautiful Lake District, and selling out in record-breaking time year upon year, with 2018 marking the 13th year of consecutive sellouts, Kendal Calling adds yet more incredible acts to the bill for its unmissable weekend of music, arts, comedy, food and drink.

The first new name added to the bill today is the proclaimed ‘King Of The North’, Bugzy Malone. One of the most exciting figures in British grime, the star has become a name that thousands in the genre can’t look away from, with tracks such as Beauty and the Beast and Memory Lane bursting into the charts. No stranger to Kendal Calling, the Manchester native returns to the festival this year for an (almost) homecoming show!

Fellow grime superstar Lady Leshurr has also been added to the bill. Having been catapulted into the spotlight with her tongue in cheek Queen’s Speech Youtube series, she’ll bring her mix of Jamaican slang and Brummie tones for a foot-stomping main stage appearance.

Elsewhere on the bill, former Augustines frontman William McCarthy is bringing his signature folk rock style to Kendal, while Manchester’s own garage rock-pop blend Findlay, psych-rock outfit Saint Agnes, indie hotshots Judas, plus Sly Digs, Night Flowers, Tobi Sumnola, Cosmic Strip, Babyteeth, Paddy Considine’s Riding The Low and many more have also been added.

Over on the Glow stage, drum and bass pioneers London Electricity will team up with Hospitality for their stage takeover Mancunian dance duo and creators of club hit Marka Dub Phizik & Strategywill also take to the decks, alongside Logistics, Etherwood, Urban Dawn, Degs, Tempza and more!

Forever champions of grass roots talent, Kendal Calling will once again bring the finest local acts from the Lakes and surrounding areas to the festival. This year’s names include The Lucid Dream, Molly Warburton, Good Foxy, The Chadelics, Late Night Legacy, Graces, Dansi, Sugarspun, Mr Ben & The Bens, Flynt, Bad Bambino, Family Selection Box, Valparaiso, Serene, Pariahs, Run & Hyde, Wolfpeake, Sun Drift, Prowles, The Liars Club, Delagrave, Dog Daisies and Indica Gallery. 2018 marks the first year of the new Yam Riot music stage.

These acts join headliners The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Run DMC, and Hacienda Classical as well as a supporting lineup that includes Ocean Colour Scene, The Wailers, James, Shed Seven, Declan McKenna, Pale Waves, The Amazons, Black Honey, Basement Jaxx, Gorgon City, Grandmaster Flash, Idris Elba, and many more for a huge weekend of music.

Festival Director, Andy Smith comments: “We were thrilled to have sold out this year’s Kendal Calling so quickly again but our work doesn’t stop there, sights are still set on making this one of the best years of the festival yet! We hope that these new additions are to the liking of our brilliant ticket buyers and that those who have missed out can join us next year.”

“Set in the incredible setting of the Lowther Deer Park, this innovative, fan-focused, independent festival is renowned for more than just music and visitors will also enjoy 4 days of arts installations, comedy, gourmet food, kid’s entertainment and a real ale festival all within the confines of what is surely the most beautiful festival site in the UK.”

Kendal Calling also announces a fancy dress and parade theme in collaboration with the Red Stars and Global Grooves. Gather your ultimate time-travelling team and strap in, ready to discover infinite versions of the unknown at Kendal Calling!

Kendal Calling is delighted to present the Into the Future Parade: an extraterrestrial journey, epic exploration of infinite timelines and mythical utopias. The multi-award winning festival will transform the fields of Lowther Deer Park into a deep futuristic landscape made from alternative dimensions beyond your wildest imaginations. Do you dream of a blissful Utopia, where peace reigns throughout the galaxies? Or is a dramatic dystopia more desirable, set to fully engage your fight or flight responses in a realm of chaos?

Headed up by the beloved and inimitable Global Grooves, a cosmic carnival troupe set to take ambitious Kendal Calling festival-goers through a space-age journey of diverse music, dance and visual arts, and joined by interstellar aliens and unimaginable creatures – Into The Future promises an incredibly illuminating extravaganza in the festival fields. Thrillseekers of both utopian and dystopian futures alike are asked to assemble for the parade at 2pm on Saturday afternoon – in true adventurer style, the location is still to be revealed.

Curious to all of the limitless possibilities at your fingertips at Kendal Calling? You may find your answers hidden deep inside a secret compound within Lost Eden’s woodland, headed up by The Red Stars – a time-travelling crew of sonic renegades, punks and misfits who have a message from the future for you:

Now that Kendal has disclosed this classified information, it is time to begin concocting your Into The Future armour: will your costume take inspiration from Mad Max or are you planning on stepping into the Matrix? Will you be altering infinite timeliness with your trusty portal gun or rescuing civilizations aboard a majestic starship?

Whatever future persona you choose, remember, “if you put your mind to it you can accomplish anything” – George McFly, Back to The Future

See you in the fields of the future!

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