Kendal Calling 2017 line up announced – and it’s amazing

Posted on - 26th January, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Music, What's On in Preston
Stereophonics, Frank Turner, Honeyblood and Manic Street Preachers are among this year's line up

Stereophonics, Frank Turner, Honeyblood and Manic Street Preachers are among this year’s line up

A festival which has become a firm favourite of Preston music lovers has unveiled what promises to be its finest line up yet.


Multi-award winning Kendal Calling has a Welsh tinge to its line up with the Manic Street Preachers and Stereophonics the lead headliners.

Joining them for the four day event in July at the Lowther Deer Park in the Lake District are Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Brian Wilson and Franz Ferdinand.

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

Richard Jones from the Stereophonics said: “We’ve been fortunate to headline and play at some amazing festivals over the years and it’s an honour to play at Kendal Calling this summer a first for us in the Lake District. See you there!”

With more than 30 years of being a mainstay of the British rock scene the Manic Street Preachers bring their experience to a headline set.

The band said: “We are genuinely thrilled to be headlining Kendal Calling, a festival we have always wanted to play in a truly inspiring setting.”

The festival has six headliners in total and festival founder Andy Smith said: “Drastic times cause for drastic measures and to that end we’ve gone the whole nine yards! We’re excited to be welcoming no less than six headliners to the fields this year, including Brian Wilson’s last appearance on these shores as he performs Pet Sounds in full. See you in the fields!”

Brian Wilson will appear at the festival

Brian Wilson will appear at the festival

Alongside the music there’s four days of art installations, comedy, gourmet food, kid’s entertainment and real ale at what’s been ranked as the UK’s best medium festival.

Kendal Calling runs from Thursday 27 July to Sunday 30 July.

Tickets are priced £135 for the four days and go on sale from Friday (27 January). They can be bought from Ticketmaster or by visiting the Kendal Calling website where a number of payment plans are available.

Full Lineup To Date:

Manic Street Preachers
Franz Ferdinand
Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
Tinie Tempah
Jake Bugg
Seasick Steve
Circa Waves
Nothing But Thieves
Lethal Bizzle
Frightened Rabbit
The Coral
Loyle Carner
The Hunna
Kate Nash
Little Comets
Fickle Friends
Reverend And The Makers
Pale White
The Lancashire Hotpots
Man & The Echo
Eat Fast
Bossy Love
The Shimmer Band
Bad Sounds
Jungle (DJ)
Tom Zanetti
My Nu Leng
Mike Skinner
Holy Goof
Barely Legal
Mollie Collins
The Comet is Coming
Smash Hi-Fi
Broken Brass Ensemble
K.O.G & The Zongo Bride
Holly Holdener
Yumi & The Weather
Sola Rosa
Ezra Collective
Lost Colours
London African Gospel Choir sings Graceland
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