Kendal Calling 2021

Kendal Calling will return from Thursday 29th July to Sunday 1st August 2021 and organisers are planning a belated 15th anniversary celebration to remember.

Kendal Calling 2020

Kendal Calling 2020 has understandably been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Organisers of the Lake District music extravaganza, which was due to celebrate its 15th anniversary in 2020, called the decision “heartbreaking” but said “your health and the health of those who work behind the scenes will always be paramount.”

Foals, Stereophonics, Supergrass and Primal Scream were all lined up as headliners of Kendal Calling 2020 with Blossoms, The Kooks, Johnny Marr, You Me At Six, DMA’s, Pale Waves, The Zutons and many more on the bill.

The good news is that Kendal Calling will return from Thursday 29th July to Sunday 1st August 2021 and organisers are planning a belated 15th anniversary celebration to remember.

Kendal Calling’s full statement reads: “2020 would have been our fifteenth year partying in the Lake District. Our fifteenth anniversary shared with you all, old friends and new in the most beautiful of surroundings. But instead, heartbreakingly, it won’t.

“It was not an easy decision but it is the right decision. Your health and the health of those who work behind the scenes and on the stages is and will always be paramount.

“Music, friendship and the great outdoors are going to be more important to us all than ever before as we rebuild our health and communities over the coming months. We will be putting all of our efforts into ensuring that next year’s festival running from the 29th July – 1st August is everything that we had hoped for and more.

“Ticket buyers will receive further details via email imminently from their place of purchase regarding the refund options. There will also be the choice to consider keeping your ticket for next year, if you are able and willing. By holding onto your ticket you will be supporting Kendal Calling at this difficult time.

“Please be patient with refund requests as ticket outlets are naturally working through a higher than normal number of enquiries. If you are able to keep hold of your ticket, we would ask that you do – your support will allow us to navigate this difficult period.

“For now we turn our attentions to 2021 and the festival gathering of a lifetime; we are working behind the scenes with artists and will be looking to announce 2021’s 15th (again!) birthday celebrations lineup in the coming months. It will be a 15th year celebration, 16 years in the making, and a once in a lifetime reconnection of our wonderful festival family. A phrase we first signed off a Facebook post with in 2008 seems more potent than ever and is sent with more love and anticipation than we can put into words… See you in the fields x”