2019 will see the 14th edition of this hugely successful Kendal Calling. This totally independent festival boasts great line ups, a dreamy Lake District setting and a wonderful "away from it all" atmosphere. And, although the headliners are becoming more impressive year on year, this family friendly music festival certainly manages to retain its independent and non-commercial feel.
The many different areas include a range of eight music stages, a cinema, food, clothing and gift markets, a kid's arena - Kids Calling, and a Garden of Eden pamper area.
Each year has a theme - 2016's was "Carnival of Colour" - and the whole festival site is immersed in this. Seeing really is believing when it comes to the transformation of the festival site, along with works from independent artists, which can be found in every corner.
Kendal Calling was awarded the Best Medium Size Festival Award at the 2016 UK Festival Awards and it even received a Best Toilets award in 2015!