REVERED British band Suede and folk-punk hero Frank Turner have been confirmed as the first two headliners for this year’s Kendal Calling festival.
The multi award winning event has announced the first wave of acts appearing over three days at Lowther Deer Park in August.
Also appearing on the bill are hip hop pioneers De La Soul, Madchester royalty Happy Mondays, modern pop star Miles Kane, indie band Razorlight and singer-songwriters Tom Odell and Newton Faulkner.
2014’s first headliner Suede are one of the most revered British bands of the last 25 years with Brett Anderson and co racking up a host of much lauded indie singles and albums.
After a hiatus the band returned in 2010 and released the critically and commercially acclaimed album ‘Bloodsports’ in 2013.
Frank Turner has gigged his way to star status over the last few years, accruing a large and devoted following and placing him at the forefront of the guitar renaissance in the UK.
Frank has played the festival twice before and has risen through the ranks to secure a headline slot with his band The Sleeping Souls.
For lovers of electronic music, The Glow Tent this year will feature David and Stephen Dewaele - famous worldwide as both Soulwax and 2manydjs.
Other confirmed acts include drum & bass don Andy C, Radio 1’s new music head honcho Zane Lowe, electro duo Bondax, Metalheadz royalty Goldie, and a host of other swashbuckling turntable evangelists.
Across the other seven stages, confirmed acts include indie stalwarts Athlete, breakthrough indie rockers Breton, Rudimental collaborator Ella Eyr and undefinable musical guru Mr Scruff.
Local bands flying the flag for Cumbria so far include Kendal-born band Women’s Hour, The Lucid Dream, Jakarta Club, The Orchid Hunters, Mylittlebrother, Gritty Britain.
Kendal Calling will be celebrating its ninth year and the past 12 months have seen it named as Best Medium Sized Festival at the UK Festival Awards.
After breaking the world record for most people dressed as Superman in one place (867) at last year’s event, this year’s fancy dress theme is ‘Kendal Calling Goes Beyond The Stars’.
Kendal Calling takes place on August 1-3.
Confirmed acts to date:
Suede / Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls
Happy Mondays / De La Soul / Miles Kane / 2ManyDjs (dj set) / Tom Odell / Razorlight / / Clean Bandit / Newton Faulkner / Athlete / Ella Eyre / Mr Scruff / Reel Big Fish / The Heavy / Catfish & the Bottlemen / Rae Morris / Saint Raymond / Dub Pistols / Jess Glynne / Women's Hour / Findlay / Breton / Josh Record / Kimberly Anne / Amber Run / Gallery Circus / Lanterns on the Lake / The Lucid Dream / Johnny Borrell & Zazou / The Lancashire Hotpots / Aquilo / DJ Food, DJ Cheeba, DJ Moneyshot - Caught In the Middle of a 3 way mix / Zion Train - Perch & Dubdadda / Reeps One / The Melodic / By The Rivers / Typesun / Will Varley / We Were Evergreen / Tantz / Urban Folk Quartet / Mint Royale / Baggy Mondays / Dave Haslam / Black Cat DJs / Father Funk / Gareth Brooks (XFM) / King Eider / The Hummingbirds / Phoneys & the Freaks / Howling Rhythm DJs / Aaron Wright & Jacqui Abbott / Kommix Kut / The Raged / Our Fold / Dub Sex / Mark Abbott / Fallback Productions / Sam P / Karl Yates / Northern Soul Dance Classes
Glow Dance Tent:
2manydj’s (dj set) / Andy C / Zane Lowe / James Zabiela / Gorgon City / Goldie / Dub Phizix & MC Strategy / Shadow Child / Friend Within / GQ / Lapsley / Ash Howell / My Neu Leng
BONDAX & FRIENDS presents
Bondax b2b MJ Cole, Karma Kid b2b Monki, Star Slinger b2b TCTS, Kartel b2b French Kiwi Juice
BIRD / Seattle Yacht Club / Love For Zero / Jakarta Club / Evil Blizzard / The Templebys / The Pinstripe Pigeon Band / Fiona Clayton / The Lottery Winners / Jake & The Jellyfish / Ivan Campo / The Orchid Hunters / Nancy Kent / The Lumberjack Cowboy Heartbreak Trucking Co. / Arran George / Joe McCorriston / Alex Hulme / Mylittlebrother /Baksheesh / Ben Dyson / Gritty Britain
Craig Charles Funk and Soul takeover