August festivals: Kendal Calling

Penrith, Cumbria

Kendal Calling is the most fun you can have in the countryside with fields full of activities and attractions.

Started in 2006 by a group of music lovers, Kendal Calling has gone on to win awards and become one of the highlights of the year in the Lake District.

Putting aside the world-class music line-up for a second, there are a number of attractions on offer including a children’s area, a real ale festival, and the Happy Slap Boutique for weird, surreal shows and much more.

Of course, the music is also a vital part of Kendal Calling's lineup with a range of top British and international acts taking the stage every year.

Need a break from the music? Retreat to the aptly-named Garden of Eden for a back, foot and shoulder massage, or even a spot of yoga. Festivalgoers looking for a little luxury should book into the Deer Lodge area of the site – take your pick from Bell Tents, Tipis, Yurts and Podpads.

Kendal Calling 2024 takes place between 2 August to 4 August. Weekend tickets and glamping bundles are available now.

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