Kendal Calling:update; John Cooper Clarke, Howard Marks Plus More…

KENDAL CALLING PRESENT THE SOAPBOX STAGE & THE HOUSE PARTY

PLUS: A PACKED LINE UP OF COMEDY, SPOKEN WORD & SHENANIGANS

WITH JOHN COOPER CLARKE / HOWARD MARKS / MRS BARBARA NICE / CLINT BOON

PLUS COMEDY, POETRY & SPOKEN WORD LINE UP FEATURING ALEX BOARDMAN / MIKE WILKINSON / MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER / RUTH COCKBURN / CHRIS CROSS / ANDY WATSON / PHIL CHAPMAN / ANDY RANNARD / WILL DUGGAN / GUY THOMAS / NICK FRASER / JAY FOREMAN / THE GLITTER KITTENS (BURLESQUE SHOW) / DAVE HASLAM (AUTHOR) / MARVIN CHEESEMAN / MIKE GARRY (OUR FESTIVAL POET LAUREATE) / KIRSTY K LATHAM (ARTIST IN RESIDENCE) / DANNY MAHON (ACOUSTIC SHOW) 

PLUS MANY MORE ACTS STILL TO BE ANNOUNCED…

Freakeasy: Thursday 29th July

Kendal Calling full festival: Friday 30th July – Sunday 1th August 2010

Tickets: £85 / Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, The Lake District

Tickets now available from http://www.ticketline.co.uk/ and local outlets, visit http://www.kendalcalling.com/ for more info

Kendal Calling have delivered one of the biggest music line-ups in the UK and now they excel themselves with a bulging line up of comedians & spoken word artists on top!

 The Soapbox Stage is proud to present legend JOHN COOPER CLARKE who has opened for the like of Sex Pistols & Joy Division with his poetry & his poem “Out of Control Fairground” was printed inside Arctic Monkeys single “Fluorescent Adolescent.” More than a poet John Cooper Clarke is funnier than most comedians and is at the top of his game after 30 years performing.

 HOWARD MARKS AKA Mr Nice returns to Kendal Calling that he last year declared his “favourite festival”. For the third year running Howard Marks will take to the stage to tell tales of his amazing life that has earned him a global reputation from his drug smuggling past, to his pirate ancestry & everywhere in between!

Mrs Barbara Nice is the alter ego of Janice Connolly, an average housewife who has given up the domestic bliss of Tupperware and poundstretcher shops for the unpredictability of the comedy world. With the aptitude of a playgroup teacher at an Iggy Pop concert, Barbara has been described by the Times as “a hybrid between Mrs Merton and Victoria Wood.”

 There can’t be much that hasn’t been witnessed by Clint Boon, his experiences with Happy Mondays, Black Grape, Inspiral Carpets and at XFM means nothing is off limits and he’s coming along to tell us all about them… What happens in the Soapbox stays in the Soapbox. Get involved!

Artist Jay Foreman (Beardyman’s brother) won Best Newcomer at the Tuborg Musical Comedy awards and will be bringing his guitar and some of the songs that have made him a hit at Edinburgh over the last couple of years

 Comedian Alex Boardman has been lighting up stages inspired by music with his debut show called “Hit the North” (named after his favourite song by The Fall). Joined on the bill by Mike Wilkinson who has supported the likes of Peter Kay, Johnny Vegas and Ross Noble. We are also joined by the stunning Glitter Kittens who will bring their burlesque magic to proceedings.

 Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer has been hailed the inventor of Chap Hop (though we are pretty sure he doesn’t have much competition!) Straight out of Surrey Mr B often wears a boater and cricket whites, he’s been described as ‘Pure Genius’ by Tom Robinson from BBC 6Music.

Chris Cross has been described as a comedy magician, contortionist and escapologist that’s all bases covered as far as we’re concerned. Throw in the fact that he’s in the semi finals of Greece’s Got Talent (that really is true!) and you can see why we’re so excited to have him on board.

 Mike Garry will be our very own Kendal Calling poet laureate, arriving on Thursday evening and gathering inspiration from overheard conversations and everything he sees and will be putting it together for an extra special closing show at The Soapbox on Sunday night. There’s nothing stuffy about him and those who see Mike Garry perform rarely forget him.

 Hilarious songwriter as well as personable comic, Ruth Cockburn is also on the line up. Joined by North West Comedian of the Year Andy Watson, his quick fire act grabs audiences with hard-hitting one-liners.

Phil Chapman weaves a series of gags and observations that at times is too much – at one show an audience member was literally left in stitches after laughing so hard, then passed out and landed on their beer glass!

On top of the other sterling comedians on the line up, Kirsty K Latham is our artist in residence, she will be painting live throughout performances all weekend before displaying them all with a riveting talk on Sunday night.

With many more artists still to be announced The Soapbox Stage provides a vibrant alternative from the sterling line up of music, adding extra dimensions to the North West’s leading independent festival. Watch this space for more news coming soon…

 The House Party, described by the Guardian as ‘A perfect night out, you’ll be dancing one minute and talking broken biscuits in the kitchen the next’. By day the House Party has a Wii in the living room, massages in the bedroom and tea and biscuits in the kitchen while the Wasted Little DJ’s will be doing hair and make up to keep you looking your best!

House Party even features a string quartet and our old friend Howard Marks will be stopping by for a special breakfast. By night it’ll all go a bit more crackers with some of our friends coming along to play their favourite records and problems with noisy neighbours will be eliminated as we’ll finish each night with a silent disco. Expect DJ sets from Same Teens, Mr. Sushi, Tramp!, Up The Racket, Dave Haslam, Twisted Wheel, The Murkage Cartel, Juicy, Clique, The Wasted Little DJs, Good Vibrations and some extra special guests

 FULL KENDAL CALLING MUSIC LINE UP SO FAR:

DOVES / THE CORAL / CALVIN HARRIS / BRITISH SEA POWER / STEREO MC’S / BADLY DRAWN BOY / WILD BEASTS / THE FUTUREHEADS / THE SUBWAYS / EROL ALKAN / HIGH CONTRAST / DJ YODA / PLUMP DJ’S / SCRATCH PERVERTS / DUB PISTOLS / ELITE FORCE / ESKIMO TWINS / KID BRITISH / CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL SHOW / OK GO / LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS / THE KING BLUES / CHIDDY BANG / ERLAND & THE CARNIVAL / DANNY FONTAINE / JUSTIN ROBERTSON / DANNY BYRD / DOORLY / EMALKAY / PEOPLE GET REAL / RICH REASON / KEN EVIL / ASH HOWELL

CALLING OUT STAGE:

GENERAL FIASCO / THE PARLOTONES / DANANANANAYKROYD / THESE NEW PURITANS / GOOD SHOES / PULLED APART BY HORSES / CHIDDY BANG / ERLAND AND THE CARNIVAL / DANNY FONTAINE / SOUND OF GUNS / EXIT CALM / GOLDHEART ASSEMBLY / JESSE ROSE TRIP / MORNING PARADE / LADYKILLERS / DOLL AND THE KICKS / THE CROOKES / SEAL CLUB CLUBBING CLUB / STORMY CORNER / ELGAZELLE / THE HEARTBREAKS / ORPHAN BOY / OUR FOLD / CHICKENHAWK / BUEN CHICO / UNDERDOGS / LUCID DREAM / MICKY P KERR / WIND UP BIRDS / KIARA ELLES

KAYLIED STAGE:

MARK CHADWICK (ACOUSTIC SET FROM THE LEVELLERS FRONTMAN - FESTIVAL EXCLUSIVE!) / FIRST AID KIT / BAKED A LA SKA / LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS / ELECTRIC CHAIR – THE UNABOMBERS /CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL SHOW / DENIS JONES/ BEAT  / SKIP MCDONALD / JOHN SMITH / JESCA HOOP / KIRSTY ALMEDIA / MATTHEW HALSALL / TANKUS THE HENGE / IAN KING / MICHEAL KIWANUKA / 1, 2, 3, 4′s / JONATHAN JEREMIAH / THE MOUSE OUTFIT / RAGHU DIXIT / KATHRYN EDWARDS / THE SEE SEE / JAMES KELLY / TO SOPHIA / JO ROSE / SIMON CONNOR / THE SWITCH / ANDY NEEDHAM / LAZYBONES

 PRESS QUOTES

  ”The real draw of Kendal Calling though, is the backdrop. A truly stunning landscape surrounds the campsite, rolling green fields give way to craggy rock outcrops, the odd mountain, copses of luscious green trees and reams of shaggy bright grass. It’s a world away from literally anywhere…which means Kendal Calling can double as an actual holiday. Bonus.”  -  Clashmusic.co.uk

 “The way the organisers took the hassle out of the festival-going was another big plus-point… The festival reminded me of a smaller version of Glastonbury – it catered for every age group… Overall the organisation and atmosphere was great. This festival is a goer, and it’s one I’ll be heading to next year”- Manchester Confidential

 “The site was charming, just the perfect size … Present festivals also seem to place a lot of emphasis on how to keep the masses entertained and this one truly excelled. Would I go again? Definitely – it has great potential and isn’t just about the music, all for a fair price” - SafeConcerts.co.uk

 TICKET DETAILS:

 Date:                            Freakeasy: Thursday 29th July.

Full festival: Friday 30th July – Sunday 1st August 2010

 Location:                      Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, CA10 2HN

 Ticket Price:                Freakeasy pass (available to ticket holders only): £20

Weekend Camping Tickets: £85

Available @ http://www.ticketline.co.uk/ or check http://www.kendalcalling.com/ for direct ticket sales and a list of local ticket outlets

Big Green Coach: Coach travel & festival ticket from £100. Coach travel from £15. 18 departure locations. http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk/kendalcalling

Big Green Coach will plant a tree for every full coach we take to the festival – making it even more environmentally friendly.

 Direct Tickets: http://www.kendalcalling.com/

By peter on June 15, 2010


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