KENDAL CALLING 2020: Line Up Announcement

After defining the summer festival experience across 14 sold-out years, Kendal Calling has become a must-visit summer weekender – stepping things up in 2020 to celebrate its 15th Anniversary with a bumper line up of huge names and beloved favourites all heading to Lowther Deer Park between 30th July – 2nd August. With this year’s theme set as ‘Kendal Calling Goes to the Arcade’ – let the games begin, Kendal Calling awaits!

Topping fan wish-lists for years now, nobody can headline a festival quite like Foals. The Oxford troop have scorched their way to the very top, as one of the most visceral bands of this generation – leaving a string of festivals in their wake, still reeling from the unstoppable performances they’ve become synonymous for. Expanding on their critically revered catalogue last year with the release of ‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1’ and ‘Part 2’, it’s signalled the creative boom of a band who refuse to rest on their laurels. Scooping BRIT Award and Mercury Prize nominations over the past year, constantly demanded by Kendal fans over the years and with an earth shaking live show in their back pocket, their headline appearance at Kendal Calling 2020 is bound to go down in festival history. We’ll see you in the pit.

Stereophonics sit as one of the UK’s most successful bands of the past 25 years, scoring number one after number one with their ready-made anthems and euphoric live shows. Led by Kelly Jones, one of the great British songwriters, their headline turn in 2017 stands as one of the greatest in festival history – and with new album ‘Kind’ continuing their run of number one albums at the end of 2019, they were the first band to call to soundtrack Kendal Calling’s 15th birthday.

Expect soaring singalongs to ring out as the returning Supergrass make their Kendal Calling debut, celebrating 25 years since the Oxford outfit’s Mercury-nominated No.1 debut album release ‘I Should Coco’. Bursting onto the scene with infectious hooks and melodic charm, scooping Brit, Q, NME and Ivor Novello-Awards, the 1995 album marked the beginning of nearly two decades of chart-topping success. Expect a career-spanning Greatest Hits set to be blaring from the rafters as their anticipated reunion rolls into Kendal Calling 2020.

Icons. Pioneers. One of the UK’s most beloved bands, Primal Scream have been reinventing themselves for over 30 years. In the form of Bobby Gillespie, they possess one of rock music’s most vital frontmen – becoming an unrivalled live voice with a catalogue of era-defining anthems. Celebrated in their recent singles compilation ‘Maximum Rock & Roll’, the likes of ‘Movin On Up’, ‘Loaded’, ‘Rock’, ‘Country Girl’, ‘Come Together’ and more are bound to sound extra special when they return to the Kendal Calling main stage this summer.

For the first time ever, comedy will make its mark on the Main Stage as Bill Bailey brings his side-splitting show to 2020’s birthday celebrations. One of the most beloved comedians of recent times, Bill’s show incorporates musical stylings and hilarious observations that are bound to fill the fields with the sound of laughter.

Excited to join Kendal’s birthday proceedings, Bill Bailey says:
“I’m delighted to be playing the 15th Kendal Calling. This will be my first time at this great festival… I love performing to new crowds, and I love the Lakes so this is the perfect combo for me!”

Excited to join Kendal’s birthday proceedings, Bill Bailey.

At every turn, there’s another singalong moment ready and waiting. From The Zutons, Scouting For Girls, and Heather Small to sizzling new hitmakers Sundara Karma, Jade Bird, Marika Hackman, The Murder Capital, Phoebe Green and more, Kendal Calling sits unrivalled.

Kendal Calling 2020

Set in the incredible setting of the Lake District’s Lowther Deer Park, this innovative, fan-focused, independent festival is renowned for more than just music with visitors enjoying four days of arts installations, comedy, cabaret, cinema, magic, kids’ entertainment, gourmet food and real ale all within the confines of what is surely the most beautiful festival site in the UK. Expect gaming delights at every turn, from retro arcade games, crazy challenges, legendary characters, the costume parade and retro sports day fun all setting up shop across the weekend.

Regularly selling out in record time, expect Kendal Calling 2020 to be their most in-demand edition to date – a celebration of 15 spectacular years in the fields, looking back at the festival’s incredible history while looking ahead to an even brighter future.

Limited presale tickets for Kendal Calling 2020 are available from 10am on Thursday 30th January, with General Sale released later that evening from 6pm

Tickets available from: www.kendalcalling.co.uk


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