Kendal Calling: Update

KENDAL CALLING REVEALS NEXT WAVE OF ACTS & GLOW DANCE STAGE LINE UP!

MAIN STAGE: HOUSE OF PAIN / FRANK TURNER / EASY STAR ALL STARS / FRANKIE AND THE HEARTSTRINGS / SONICBOOMSIX / CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & SOUL CLUB / LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS 

GLOW DANCE TENT: DERRICK CARTER / ADAM FREELAND / HERVE / YOUSEF / THE JAPANESE POPSTARS LIVE

FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE TENT CURATED BY APE WITH MORE FRI & SAT DANCE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED…

 CRAIG CHARLES FUNK & KENDAL CALLING SOUL CLUB: THE LEONARD JONES POTENTIAL / THE ARIYA ASTROBEAT ARKESTRA / SMOOVE & TURRELL

 SEE ALL NEW ADDITIONS & LINE UP SO FAR BELOW…

Kendal Calling festival: Friday 29th – Sunday 31st July 2011

Tickets: £95 / Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, The Lake District

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

 Winner of Best Small festival at 2010 UK Festival Awards

Nominee for NME Best Small festival award

8,000 capacity – 8 stages – 3 days and nights of fun in the fields in the beautiful Lake District

 With Kendal Calling 2011 shaping up to be the biggest one yet, the Northern event on everyone’s lips have revealed more world class acts for the line up; House of Pain, Frank Turner (will full band) and Easy Star All Stars are all headed for the mainstage! Without further ado the Glow Dance Tent can also unveil their first set of DJ’s set to raise the roof are none other than leaders and legends in their field Derrick Carter, Adam Freeland, Herve, Yousef, The Japanese Popstars LIVE and many more.

 Pioneers of new music, Kendal Calling support rising stars alongside the worlds biggest bands and the Calling Out Stage is bursting with some of the most hotly tipped acts of the year with more still to be announced.

Joining headliners Blondie, The Cribs and Chase & Status; the most recent additions have added to a killer line up and now is the time to bag the last few remaining tickets for this years show and experience the hottest group of acts to land in the stunning lake district in 2011.

 Celebrating their 20th anniversary, House of Pain play Kendal Calling as part of their reunion tour. The act behind one of the most memorable tracks in hip hop history “Jump Around”; multi platinum selling duo House of Pain are in town with a raucous rap show and our Kendal crowd are raring bounce!

Frank Turner will take to the main stage with his gorgeous and unique folk sound alongside one of the most inventive collectives of recent times, New York’s Easy Star All Stars; acclaimed for their incredible re-works of classic albums including their release Dub Side of the Moon.

 With the Glow Dance Stage bursting with world-class beats, Derrick Carter leads the charge. One of the pinnacles of Chicago house music’s 90’s wave, DJ and producer Derrick Carter has a career spanning two decades and will keep the tent pumping with his legendary sound late into the night.

Also on mixing duties is techno protagonist Adam Freeland, purveyor of chart topping club classics Herve, North West hero Yousef and the stunningly raucous The Japanese Popstars.

 New for this year will be Sunday afternoon in the Glow tent filled with live dance acts featuring hip hop, trip hop, ska, grime and everything in between to bring everyone round for a thumping evening of huge tunes.

Carlisle based promoters and DJ collective UBER are hosting the Sunday night with an evening of house and techno to bring a euphoric close to the weekend including the legendary Derrick Carter, Yousef, Jesse Rose plus much more.

 Manchester promoters Ape kick things off in the dance tent, curating an extra special one-night-only of drum n bass, dubstep and other bass driven genres. Watch this space for their yet to be announced line-up…

 Funk DJ Craig Charles has delivered stomping sets at Kendal year upon year and this year he steps it up a notch and is back to programme his very own tent on Sunday! The Craig Charles Funk & Kendal Calling Soul Club showcases a handpicked line up of some of the best funk & soul artists in the UK right now including The Leonard Jones Potential, The Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra & Smoove and Turrell.

 Craig Charles says:Kendal Calling is my home festival, it’s an honour to be invited back. I hope you can afford the repair bill when we tear the roof off the Lake District and smash it into a million funky little pieces!”

Ben Robinson, director of Kendal Calling says:“It’s a pleasure to be able to bring such a diverse and energetic set of musicians into the Cumbrian fields. The combination of how much they love to play and how well received they are by the Kendal Calling crowd really does make for a special weekend. This year we have acts from as far away as Argentina, New York, Chicago, Sierra Leone and Berlin. It’s certainly going to be a unique mix of cultures and festival celebration, bring on July!”

The acts on the Kaylied stage are also presented by Global Local, an Art’s Council England funded project showcasing the hottest emerging talent at Festivals across the country. http://www.globallocal.co.uk/

 There are still acts to be announced across the stages including Sunday headliner for Calling Out, GLOW Dance acts – Friday and Saturday headliners TBA, plus much more.

 LINE UP SO FAR:

 Chase & Status (LIVE) / The Cribs / Blondie / House of Pain / Echo & The Bunnymen / The Levellers / Frank Turner (with full live band) / Beardyman / Young Knives / The Whip / Tim Burgess & Mark Collins from The Charlatans acoustic set / Easy Star All Stars / Frankie & The Heartstrings / Sonic Boom Six / Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club / The Lancashire Hotpots / Bajah & the Dry Eye Crew / Alice Gold / The Chapman Family / Nathan ‘Flutebox’ Lee & The Clinic / Dinosaur Pile Up / Molotov Jukebox / Lets Buy Happiness / The Milk / Little Barrie / Brett Domino Trio / Kill It Kid / Failsafe / Trevor Moss / Emily Portman / Joana and the Wolf / Hannah Trigwell / Skinny Lister / The Leonard Jones Potential / Airship / The Minx / Seven Seals / The Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra / Red Suns / Smoove & Turrell / The Sand Band / Riot Jazz / The Virgin Marys / Bear Driver / Proud Mary / Club Smith / Jaspar / Too Young To Love / The Suzukis / Lamps Expire / The Semolina Pilchards / Stagecoach / Lucid Dream / Olfa / Mount Fabric / The Wagon Tales / The Plea / Fly With Vampires / Ratz / Cut A Shine Hoedown / BARD / Lokandes / Sam Lee and Friends / Rumbaba / Cocos Lovers / Nights of Sevens / The Feud / Hourglass Sea / Goodnight Lenin / Kidnap Alice / Glover / I  am Austin / The Worm / Jadares por Fuera / The Bleach / Hexed Hands / Meadow / I Am In Love / Awale  / Harare / Smith Byrnes O’Sullivan

 GLOW DANCE TENT: DERRICK CARTER / NERO / ADAM FREELAND / HERVE / YOUSEF / THE JAPANESE POPSTARS- LIVE / JESSE ROSE / BURNS / POLEN / MIDDLEMAN / MAVERICK SABRE / RETRO-GRADE / MARC ROBERTS / ASH HOWELL / THE RAGED / KI CREIGHTON / WE TAKE POLAROIDS / THE ENTREPRENEURS / PAPER TIGER / TYLER MAE / CHINA SHOP BULL / KARMA KANIC / LINTON BROWN

 KEY INFO :

 Date:                                        FRIDAY 29th– SUNDAY 31st JULY 2011 

 Location:                                  Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, CA10 2HN

 Ticket Price:                            Full Adult Weekend Camping Tickets : £95

16+. Anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult)

Full Adult Deposit Weekend Ticket – Pay just £35 now to secure your ticket to

This year’s event and pay the balance of six weeks before the festival

11-15 years – This ticket is for anyone 11 years and older and 15 years and

Under: £50

10 and under – FREE!

 Thursday Entry – This year Kendal Calling will be opening up the campsite a day early for all you keen festival goers to get pitched up super fast! Please note this is camping only plus the Village Green area, where a limited number of food outlets will be open plus an acoustic tent.

Adult: £10 / Youth 11-15: £5 / Under 11: FREE

 CAMPING OPTIONS:

Traditional festival camping – no frills, no extra cost and for the night owls amongst you! There is also a quiet camping area for those that like their beauty sleep. Included in ticket price

 Children 10 and under are FREE. – Please note this area is all quiet camping and ideal for families.

 The Lodge – a unique and extra special camping experience where The Lodgers can choose to stay in luxury festival accommodation with everything from yurts to pod hotels! Prices vary for full details check the website.

 Campervan or Caravan fields – £45 – Park up, party on. – SOLD OUT

 THE TRAVEL

Coach travel is available from several UK destinations (tbc) and is provided by Big Green Coach Company. There are pickups from Penrith train station – If you’re travelling by train then hop aboard the Kendal Calling Shuttle straight to the site, and back again! 

 Online Tickets:     http://www.kendalcalling.com/ / http://www.ticketline.co.uk/

 WHAT THE PRESS SAY -

 “Kendal Calling is loved as much for its breathtaking setting in rolling green fields as for its top-notch line-up.” Sunday Times Festival Guide – Our Pick

 “Kendal Calling has emerged as one of the most innovative independent festivals over recent years”

 DJ Magazine

 “Small but beautifully formed Lake District festival”

 Independent on Sunday

 “This independent festival… is a good place to spot rising northern stars” 

The Daily Telegraph

 “A jam packed weekend of music set in the beautiful backdrop of rolling hills and rocky crags” 

Sunday Sun

 “Set in the beautiful Lake District, this is becoming one of the best festivals in the UK” 

Big Issue in the North

 “A smaller, more intimate festival – 3 days of fun in the beautiful Lake District, everything from top bands to local artists to comedians” 

Boo Hoo Magazine

By peter on April 22, 2011


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