Kendal Calling: 2019 line-up, plus ticket details

1 May 2019, 18:17 | Updated: 30 May 2019, 18:46

Courteeners 2019
Courteeners 2019. Picture: Press

Courteeners, Doves, Manic Street Preachers and more will play the 2019 festival in the Lake District between 25 and 28 July.

After selling out for thirteen years in a row, Kendal Calling has announced its 2019 line-up.

Who is headlining Kendal Calling 2019?

Courteeners, Doves, Manic Street Preachers, Nile Rodgers & Chic and Orbital will headline the four-day weekend of music, arts, comedy, food and drink at the Lake District’s Lowther Deer Park between 25 and 28 July 2019.

Kendal Calling 2019 poster
Kendal Calling 2019 poster. Picture: Kendal Calling

Courteeners are set to release a new album soon, so the announcement of their headline slot is timely, while Doves return from hiatus to play the festival for the first time in nine years.

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Manic Street Preachers made their debut at Kendal Calling in 2017 and were keen to repeat the experience "as soon as possible".

Legends Nile Rodgers and Chic will be at the festival to provide the ultimate disco playlist - plus a bevy of Rodgers’ classic songs produced for artists such as Madonna and David Bowie - while techno giants Orbital will be unloading a massive set of dance bangers complete with a stunning visual show.

Where and when does Kendal Calling take place?

Kendal Calling takes place at Lowther Deer Park in the Lake District between 25 and 28 July 2019. As well as music, the festival includes four days of arts installations, comedy, cabaret, cinema, magic, kids’ entertainment, gourmet food and real ale.

Kendall Calling festival site
Kendall Calling festival site. Picture: Kendall Calling press

How do I buy tickets for Kendal Calling 2019?

Tickets for Kendal Calling 2019 are on sale now - you can get your hands on tickets and find out more about payment plans from

Kendall Calling stage in 2016
Kendall Calling stage in 2016. Picture: Jon Mo Photography

Who else is on the bill for Kendal Calling 2019?

The line-up is filled with a broad range of genres, including guitar-driven bands like The Joy Formidable and The Big Moon, plus exciting new talent for 2019 including Zuzu, Idles, hotly-tipped six-piece Sports Team and the ever-popular Glaswegian singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon.

The line-up to date includes:

Manic Street Preachers
Nile Rodgers & Chic
Tom Jones
Years & Years
Rival Sons
Gerry Cinnamon
Miles Kane
The Fratellis
KT Tunstall
Dermot Kennedy
Mystery Jets
Badly Drawn Boy
The Subways
Nina Nesbitt
The Joy Formidable
Dream Wife
The Big Moon
The Rifles
Blood Red Shoes
Sea Girls
Beans On Toast
Kyle Falconer
Ten Tonnes
Sports Team
Easy Life
The Snuts
The Pearl Harts
Sophie And The Giants
Only The Poets
Average Joe
The Northern Threads
Indigi Youth
Celestial North
Barry Postlethwaite
The Postcard Band

DJ Sets:
Maribou State
Jax Jones
High Contrast
Chris Lorenzo
Danny Howard
Krystal Klear
Paul Woolford
Barely Legal
Jungle Warriors
Waze & Odyssey
Ellie Cocks
Harriet Jaxxon
Jay Carder
Trudy Knight

For the full line-up, see