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Kendal Calling crowned as one of the best family-friendly UK festivals

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Affectionately nicknamed ‘the mini-Glastonbury of the North’, Kendal Calling has grown from a 900-capacity event in 2006 to a 25,000-capacity 4-day music festival.

This year, over 120 acts are set to entertain the droves of people who flock to Cumbria’s most prized festival. 

From Noel Gallagher to Gary Neville, it will certainly be remembered.

But what does it hold in store for families?

Kendal Calling, The Lake District, August 1-4

Claire Spreadbury at PA said: “Set in the beautiful Lowther Deer Park, Kendal Calling is another festival that gets bigger and better every year. For 2024, musical highlights include Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, The Streets, Paolo Nutini and Paul Heaton – perfect singalong material.

“Family fun is a big focus too, with a devoted Kids Calling area, hosting theatre shows, craft workshops and giant inflatables.

“The silent disco is set to be epic, as are the arts trails in Lost Eden, but the big highlight on the weekend is the themed parade on Sunday. This year’s theme is The High Seas and over 200 performers will be joining together for an incredible procession.”

Tickets

Adult weekend camping tickets are priced at £199, teens (ages 11-15) are £95, children (ages 6-10) are £25 and under 5s are £10.


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Kendal Calling 2024 line-up:

More than 120 acts are set to ‘entertain and delight’ in August.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Paolo Nutini, The Streets, Paul Heaton with guest singer Rianne Downey, and Keane top the line-up.

Other eye-catching highlights include a DJ set from none other than Manchester United legend Gary Neville and the Charlatans’ Tim Burgess.

Burgess said: “I’m very excited about the prospect of DJing with Gary – he’s got great taste in music.”

Russell Howard and Liverpudlian comedian Paul Smith will perform over the weekend.

Kendal favourites Dick & Dom will be back with the highest octane performance of the weekend, as well as serving up catchy summer melodies, as will Pip Blom, The Royston Club, Temples and The Lancashire Hotpots. 

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