Kendal Calling adds more acts to bill
11:37am Thursday 5th July 2012 in Latest Reviews
KENDAL Calling, twice winner of best small UK festival, has sold out for its seventh consecutive year.
But the event’s organisers have not got complacent, adding even more stellar artists to the bill.
Described as 'One of the most scenic places in the country', the festival is based in the heart of the Lake District: the picturesque Lowther Deer Park in Hackthorpe.
New acts include 90’s Britpop band The Lightning Seeds, Mike Joyce of The Smiths and psychedelic folk artists The Travelling Band.
Bristol-born dance artist Redlight will be playing the Glow Dance Tent on the Saturday.
One of the more unusual bands making the bill are the Dub Jazz Soundsystem, playing the Riot Jazz stage on the Saturday, who will rock the stage with a combination of modal Jazz and heavy Dub.
The line-up also includes champions of the 1980s Manchester era, reforming headliners James as well as Madchester greats Inspiral Carpets.
Other headliners are Mercury Prize winner Dizzee Rascal, playing tracks off his upcoming third album, and Tyneside rockers Maxïmo Park.
Music is not all you can watch at the festival, with the popular Soapbox Stage returning offering some of the best acts from Britain’s comedy circuit.
The Festival takes place from Friday July 27 to Sunday 29, with hundreds of acts performing across 16 stages.