CUMBRIA's biggest music festival is returning for its 17th edition this weekend, with thousands of visitors expected to attend the event.

Set in Lowther Deer Park, Kendal Calling will take place from July 27 to 30 with headliners including Nile Rodgers & Chic, Kasabian, Blossoms and Royal Blood.

The sold-out event is set to host performances from more than 100 different acts across the 9 stages.

Apart from the headliners, the Main Stage will include performances of Kaiser Chiefs, Rick Astley, The Lathums and Example.

The secondary stage, Parklands, will see acts such as Annie Mac, Frank Turner, The Enemy and Kiefer Sutherland. 

At the same stage, DJs such as Jaguar Skills, Mike Skinner and Paul Woolford will be some of the names entertaining the crowds later in the evening.

Wunderhouse, Circa Waves and The Hunna are set to perform at the Calling Out stage, plus late-night Indie DJ sets from Baggy Mondays, S*** Indie Disco, Chris Hawkins, Karl Yates and Andy Hunt.

Woodlands stage will see the performances of Newton Faulkner, Sad Night Dynamite and Fleetmac Wood plus Silent Disco from 11pm until late.

JFB, Diplomats of Sound DJs: Mornings are for Motown and Los Dedos are set to perform at Chai Wallahs stage.

The Soapbox with Hooch will count with acts such as Ed Byrne and Rock n Roll Bingo.

At Team Peaks Diner, visitors can see the performances of Ruby Derbyshire and Freddie & the Scenarios.

DJ Shaolin Monkey and Paul's Mobile Disco will be performing at Desert Island Disco.

Parklife: The Sound of Britpop and Nosebleed are set to perform on the Yam Riot stage.

As for the weather, according to the Met Office, it is expected a mixture of clear and sunny spells and occasional showers over the weekend, often heavy with a chance of thunder. 

As part of the festival, organisers' commitment to supporting the community and charities continues to go from strength to strength.

To date, the festival has raised close to £200,000 for various charities.

This year, visitors can donate to North West Air Ambulance, Penrith Show, Hospice at Home, Alder Hey Children’s Charity, James’ Place, Penrith Lions, Guide Dogs UK, Growing Well and to the football team Brough FC.

The festival site opens for camping at 9am on Thursday, July 27, for those with Thursday entry tickets alongside full weekend tickets.

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