DAY two of Kendal Calling was wet with sunny spells, with mud beginning to pool at the Lowther Estate. 

However, this did little to dampen the spirits of the festival-goers heading into the festival grounds. 

Pop band Lottery Winners asked the crowd 'are you with us Kendal' and got a roaring response in reply. 

The Westmorland Gazette: Lottery Winners were one of the first bands on the main stage for the Saturday Kendal CallingLottery Winners were one of the first bands on the main stage for the Saturday Kendal Calling (Image: Harry Atkinson Photography)

Many younger people in the audience were waiting for 80s pop legend Rick Astley to play Never Gonna Give You Up. The song has reached a young audience because it has had a resurgence in popularity through the internet and social media. 

Astley, wearing the same pink salmon suit from Glastonbury, made jokes throughout his set about the audience waiting for the last song and said that 'your parents might enjoy' such as She Wants To Dance With Me. 

The Westmorland Gazette: Rick Astley mid-performanceRick Astley mid-performance (Image: Harry Atkinson Photography)

He played an eclectic range of songs, even covering Harry Styles' recent pop-hit As It Was. He brought on KT Tunstall, who had performed earlier in the day, to sing Highway to Hell by ACDC while he played drums. 

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Blossoms, who Rick Astley had covered a repertoire of The Smiths songs with at Glastonbury, would close out the Saturday run of music.

The Westmorland Gazette: KT Tunstall delivered her set to the Cumbrian crowdKT Tunstall delivered her set to the Cumbrian crowd (Image: Harry Atkinson Photography)

This time, however, other than an unexpected introduction from the mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham Blossoms brought nobody on for their headline set. 

The set proved to be a tour-de-force for Blossoms. Frontman Tom Ogden said that Kendal Calling was the first festival the Stockport band played at back in 2015, just two years after they formed. 

That time, the keyboardist Myles Kellock nearly got the band kicked out for nicking cans of Stella Artois backstage. With the band now performing at such a level of professionalism and polish, it's difficult to imagine.

The Westmorland Gazette: Blossoms delivered a tour-de-forceBlossoms delivered a tour-de-force (Image: Harry Atkinson Photography)

Ogden even joked that playing at night meant they could finally use lights 'like a proper band.' They played their very first single Blow as a nod to their previous appearance at Kendal Calling.

Blossoms provided hit after hit for an eager crowd from their four albums. They closed out their set with their most popular single Charlemagne. An energised audience left the festival area, taking care not to slip on the mud.