All four headliners announced as huge Kendal Calling 2018 line-up is revealed

Posted on - 7th February, 2018 - 7:30pm | Author - | Posted in - Music, Nightlife, What's On in Preston
The main stage at Kendal Calling. Credit: Scott Sal

A huge line-up has been revealed for Kendal Calling 2018.


The annual music event will return to Lowther Deer Park in the Lake District from July 26-29.

Catfish & The Bottlemen, Run DMC and The Libertines will top the bill at the festival, with Hacienda Classical performing as the Thursday headline act.

Andy Smith, festival director for Kendal Calling, said: “We’re thrilled to be heading into our 13th year and can’t wait to head back to the beautiful Lake District for another weekend of music, art, food and a couple of Kend-ales.

“We’re lucky to have one of our biggest lineups ever and can’t wait to welcome hip hop royalty Run DMC to the festival alongside our other headliners Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Libertines and Hacienda Classical. See you in the fields!”

Peter Doherty performs at surprise set. Credit: Kendal Calling

More: Amazing pictures from a glorious Kendal Calling

James, Ocean Colour Scene, Shed Seven, The Sherlocks, White Lies, Peter Hook and the Light, Marmozets, Lancashire Hotpots (obviously), Lucy Spraggan and Fun Lovin’ Criminals will also appear at the event.

Peter Hook commented: “I’ve always loved the lake district and the opportunity to play with both my favorite acts, Hacienda Classical and The Light at Kendal Calling, coming there for the first time this year is really a dream come true. Who could possibly turn down double bubble.”

There will also be DJ sets from previous headliners Basement Jaxx and Gorgon City while local acts The Lottery Winners and Saytr Play will perform on the Woodlands Stage.

Last year saw headline sets from Frank Turner, Tinie Tempah, Manic Street Preachers, Franz Ferdinand and Stereophonics.

Tickets for the festival are available for £135 or you can pay monthly at £13.64 per month. They are available here. 

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