Get ready to answer the call of Kendal

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DESCRIBED as Glastonbury of the North, Kendal Calling goes from strength to strength each year.

This year is no exception, with a blistering line-up of stars descending on the picturesque site in The Lakes.

Previous years have sold out and this year’s event in July looks to be heading to all-out ticket oblivion.

Latest additions to the line-up include home-grown rap artist Ghostpoet, dance act DJ Yoda and his Transiberian Marching Band, California-based We are Scientists and dancehall skanker Toddla T.

The awarding-winning little festival also welcomes top names from here now and back then, with Dizzee Rascal, Maximo Park, Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Shed Seven, Inspiral Carpets and many more, for three nights of fun in the fields.

Ravers will find a dancefloor from home in the Glow dance tent, with dubstep legend Benga and deebee stars Andy C and Shy FX, plus old school heroes Utah Saints.

Rising Sunderland star The Lake Poets will be making an appearance, along with city super-band of small proportions Hyde & Beast.

Music and activities in the Kendal Calling meadow span 11 diverse stages and areas, in a close-knit site, so there’s less chance of losing your buddies in a mass of tents.

Kendal Calling takes place from Friday, July 27, to Sunday, July 29, Lowther Deer Park, Hackthorpe, The Lake District.

Various camping options are available, but would-be revellers need to get their skates on, as the family camping area, the Emperor’s Field and Live in Vehicle tickets are now sold out.

Tickets are priced £105 for adults, £50 for 11 to 15-year-olds and under 11s go free, available at

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l Coach travel is available from Durham and Sunderland, provided by Big Green Coach Company.

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