THE first edition of a Kendal festival in support of a charity had an 'amazing' outcome.

Kendal Rocks was held at The Venue in aid of Outside In, a charity based in Cumbria supporting local families, children and parents. 

The festival was sold out in both days and counted with hundreds of people.

Katy Hunter, one of the festival organisers, did not expect the 'numbers to go so high.'

The Westmorland Gazette: Crowd at Kendal Rocks held at The Venue.Crowd at Kendal Rocks held at The Venue. (Image: Aeneas Photography)

She said: "It was incredible. People had fun and said it was something that Kendal needed. 

"The atmosphere was electric."

She said they raised around £2,000.

Due to people's requests, the festival will be held again next year. 

"We are doing it in May 3, 4 and 5th," she said. "The venue have been kind enough to have us on a bank holiday weekend. Bands are contacting us from all over the North West, even from Newcastle and Dumfries saying they would love to play.

"The line-up will be slightly different. We will have some acts from this year, accoustic stage for the full three days."

"We have got a lot of local bands and I don't think people realise how many there are in the area. 

"We have also got Kendal College which is a music college, so you've got young bands just starting out and I think that has been forgotten. 

"Next year we will approach the College to ask whether their students would like to do some work experience with us."

The Westmorland Gazette: Big Trouble.Big Trouble. (Image: Aeneas Photography)

The Friday lineup headlined acts such as the new band Billion Dollar Babies, fronted by former members of Kendal's band Cat Dog and featuring members of the rock band the Bottlenecks. 

The Size, Elysium and Heavy Energy also performed on Friday. 

The Saturday lineup counted with the long-serving Cumbria's cover band, Big Trouble. Other acts included The Ride, The Cascaras, PV77, Tin Pan Alley, The Cheetahs, The Pretend Deads and Tote.

The event was sponsored by Barrow-based Black Shed Drums, supplying the drum kit for the festival.

The festival was organised by Katy Brown with help from her fiancé Jeff who, according to Katy, 'has been a vital part of the organisation' and music promotors GGM Events.