Kendal Calling moves location, tickets on sale
United Kingdom | 23 February 2009
Organisers of Kendal Calling have announced that the festival will be moving to a new site for 2009.
The three-day Cumbrian event will now take place at Lowther Estate in Cumbria at the end of July.
Speaking about the move, organiser Ben Robinson said: "We've had two fantastic years at Grate Farm and we'd like to thank the farm owners, the Strikland family, for their support and allowing us to use their site for a festival, something they hadn't done before.
"But we wanted to offer more this year and for that we needed more space. Coming from the area we obviously knew about Lowther and its stunning surroundings, and after speaking with the Lowther Family we realised we'd found the perfect solution.
"The new site is breathtaking and will have a much improved infrastructure. We've taken onboard the feedback from last year's event, so there will be better and many more amenities - yes, toilets included!
"The site also has a tarmac road leading to and around the festival area, which should avoid the "mud issues" we had last year! That's on top of all the extra entertainment we have planned, the new site really has been inspiring!"
After early bird tickets sold out, general sale passes will be available for £70 from Friday (27 February).
Kendal Calling 2009 will take place at Lowther, Penrith, Cumbria from 31 July until 2 August.
The festival manages to bring in some big names, yet refrains from losing its intimacy by capping its capacity. Festival-goers have enjoyed the likes of British Sea Power and Dizzee Rascal in the past, so expect more of the same this time around.
Other entertainment on offer includes a folk and roots tent, comedy and cabaret. The chill out area and acoustic stage will return too, plus the beer tent and food stalls.