On Saturday 27th July, we headed to Kendal Calling festival, based in Cumbria’s beautiful Lake District, at Lowther Deer Park. Now in it’s 14th year, there was an eclectic line up with a mix of rock, indie and dance music from the likes of Courteeners, Doves, Years & Years and Nile Rodgers & Chic plus loads more.

Arriving on Saturday afternoon, we pitched our tent, and then headed into the site. The weather was typically British summer time (rain, rain and more rain!) but we made the most of it, donned our waterproofs and trudged our way through the mud to the main stage to check out Gerry Cinnamon.

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Next up were Saturdays headliners, the Manic Street Preachers. Their set was brilliant, playing some of their well known classic tracks such as “If You Tolerate This”, “A Design For Life”, and “Tsunami”, among various others. Check out our videos below;

After grabbing some food (there’s lots of different food options on site), and some beers from the real ale bar, we headed into the night, and danced away to some brilliant house and techno in the Glow tent, which was rammed to the sounds of former Space Ibiza resident Paul Woolford.

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On Sunday, we awoke in our tent before heading out to a nearby food stand to grab a bacon sarnie and coffee. Perfect Sunday morning scran in the countryside! Back over on site, we headed to see Scottish band The Snuts, who played their track “Glasgow”.

Next up were the Lancashire Hotpots. They’ve been big crowd favourites at Kendal Calling for 9 years, and we’ve been big fans of theirs for a while (our mate Warb designs their website and cd covers!) and love their tracks. They provided a fun set, interactive with the crowd, and a giant dinosaur on stage!

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We had a brilliant time at Kendal Calling 2019 at the various music stages and tents, arts installations, comedy, gourmet food and real ale bars in one of the most beautiful festival sites in the UK.

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