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Your guide to Kendal Calling 2016

Published on: Wednesday 27th July 2016

A host of world famous names are making their way to The Lakes for Kendal Calling 2016, which takes place at Lowther Deer Park from Thursday July 28 to Sunday 31.

The festival promises to be the biggest yet, with around 25,000 tickets sold for the four-day event.

As ever, the Main Stage is the place to see the star names, with huge headliners Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Rudimental, Madness and The Charlatans leading a line-up that also has Catfish & The Bottlemen, Everything Everything, Band of Skulls, The Hives, We Are Scientists, The Darkness and The Chadelics on the big stage, among many more.

More leading names also appear at the Glow Tent, with Craig David lining up alongside Toddla T, David Rodigan MBE, Redlight and plenty of legendary DJs.

Female UK garage DJ Barely Legal, SYV, Eton Messy, Future Wildstyle, Rev Austin and the Glow Tent's resident DJs also contribute to the non-stop action.

Calling Out is traditionally the event's second stage for some of the best up-and-coming stars or underground favourites, and this year will be the centre of attention when Peter Doherty, Blossoms and Ghostpoet make their headline appearances. Girl band The Big Moon, Eagulls, Ratboy, Spring King and Fizzy Blood are certainly ones to watch, while a band with a Cumbrian connection, Her's, also take the stage.

Expect a packed house at the Tim Peaks diner, where Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess curates a bill that includes appearances by BMX Bandits, Horsebeach, Grumbling Fur, and Teen Canteen, with a number of special guests stopping by during the weekend, such as Thomas Turgoose, from This Is England.

Blossoms are also playing a DJ set at the Houseparty stage, where the likes of Hardwicke Circus, Will Tramp, Clint Boon and Dave Haslam are the stand-out names.

Click here for the ultimate guide to Kendal Calling 2016 from Cumbria Live.

Follow Cumbria Live's @karlsteelCL and @laurenpageCL on Twitter for all the action throughout the festival.

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