Kendal Calling Goes Jurassic for 2019

Posted by Bianca on Saturday May 4, 2019 Under Festival Guide 2019

One of the UK’s most beloved festivals, Kendal Calling continues to add more unmissable programming to the fields this July (25th – 28th July 2019). With the recently announced theme of ‘Kendal Calling Goes Jurassic’, today the festival builds on a phenomenal lineup of music, comedy, arts, food & drink and more with a newly announced collaboration with Extinction Rebellion coming to the festival in 2019, plus a host of new activities added to the Kids Calling line up.


Making a stand across the world, Extinction Rebellion has lead one of the most impactful movements in modern history in pursuit of meaningful action and change to combat climate breakdown as a matter of distinct urgency. Taking action through activism and using peaceful disobedience, it’s a movement that has captured the attention of millions – demanding that now is the moment to affect change to challenge the ecological crisis faced by the planet and those species living on it.

A weekend packed full of entertainment suitable for all the family, Kendal Calling is a celebration where all ages, generations and families can combine for an unmissable weekend of memory making.

Showcasing four sensational days and nights packed with unrivalled entertainment and performances. Thursday night kicks off with Orbital providing a star-studded show alongside Gomez, The Cuban Brothers and Sea Girls – Friday sees the imitable Nile Rodgers & CHIC dazzle with classics alongside pop sensations Years & Years, festival favourites Miles Kane, The Pigeon Detectives and Reverend & The Makers and many more. Saturday night witnesses the return of Doves, topping a bill that includes Manic Street Preachers, Gerry Cinnamon, IDLES, Slowthai, Maribou State, Dream Wife and The Subways amongst others – before Sunday night rolls into town with what’s sure to be an iconic headline set from Courteeners. Joined by Special Guest Tom Jones, Dermot Kennedy, The Fratellis, Jax Jones and more – it ensures that Kendal Calling is once again an unrivalled weekend in the summer festival calendar.

All set in the incredible location of the Lake District’s Lowther Deer Park, this innovative, fan-focused, independent festival is renowned for more than just music and visitors will also enjoy four days of arts installations, comedy, cabaret, cinema, magic, gourmet food and real ale all within the confines of what is surely the most beautiful festival site in the UK.

Kendal Calling has firmly established itself as one of the undisputed highlights of the increasingly busy summer calendar, regularly picking up awards including UK Festival Awards’ Best Medium Festival in 2016 and Marketing Campaign of The Year in 2018.

Tickets always sell out for the festival well in advance so fans are urged to get their tickets now to avoid disappointment. See you in the fields for an epic Jurassic show of Spielberg-ian proportions!

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