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Kendal Calling

It's cheap, close to home and the line-up ain't half bad either...

Published on July 28th 2009.

Kendal Calling

The Lake District’s Deer Park is the new venue for this years Kendal Calling, from Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August. Headliners include The Streets, The Zutons, Ash, Twisted Wheel, Idlewild and Goldie Looking Chain, to name a few.

Saturday night sees one to watch bands for 2009 Twisted Wheel, Nine Black Alps and Red Light Company joining The Zutons, Sunshine Underground and The Travelling Band

Goldie Lookin Chain and Middleman join The Streets and Riot Jazz as Friday night's main stage acts. Saturday night sees one to watch bands for 2009 Twisted Wheel, Nine Black Alps and Red Light Company joining The Zutons, Sunshine Underground and The Travelling Band. Whilst Northern Irish band Ash will be headlining the main stage on Sunday night, following on from Scottish rockers Idlewild.

Turntable dons Stanton Warriors headline Saturdays Traffic Dance Tent, following on from award-winning DJ Krafty Kuts. Reported as one of his favourite festival outings of last year, Howard Marks returns to Kendal Calling's Kayleid Stage. Also confirmed for Kayleid are Frank Turner, Tommy Reilly, Tarras, Mr & Mrs and Captain Hotknives joining Craig Charles.

The New Music Stage will be taken over by a different host each night and will feature some of the freshest talent in the UK. The Comedy Stage will see its fair share of music too, with musical comedy from Duncan Oakley and Ruth Cockburn, plus Dan Nightingale, Matt Seber, Andy Rannard, Sam Gore and Chris Roche bringing out the laughs.

The festival will also be bringing 50-tonnes of snow to create a toboggan run and snow beach. Tongu-Fu, hosted by Ventriloquist, is another making its first visit to the festival, combining performance poetry with improvised broken-jazz, funk and hip-hop from some of the best session musicians in the country in the Cumbrian countryside.

Co-founder and organiser, Ben Robinson said: “It's great to get the line up out, we've been beavering away for a long time to make sure we had a collection of acts that can truly bring the Deer Park to life and stage a show people will remember for a long time to come.”

“Additions such as the Snowbeach, circus dance arena and Holy Quail pub are set to entertain people all weekend with things you just don't find in Cumbria on your average weekend.”

This festival is cheap and cheerful with camping tickets only £70 and only a short drive away. For more information please visit www.kendalcalling.co.uk.

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