First names announced for Kendal Calling 2017 line-up

Kendal Calling have announced the first names of 2017’s line-up, including Stereophonics, Franz Ferdinand and Manic Street Preachers.

Following last year’s sell out festival and Kendal Calling winning Best Medium Festival once again, huge names have been announced for 2017’s line-up. Headlining will be Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Franz Ferdinand, Brian Wilson and Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls.

Richard Jones from Stereophonics said: “We’ve been fortunate to headline and play at some amazing festivals over the years and it’s an honour to play at Kendal Calling this summer a first for us in the Lake District. See you there!

Today sees a huge, and varied, announcement, but some of those joining the headliners will be Jake Bugg, Tinie Tempah, Seasick Steve, The Hunna, Kate Nash and Loyle Carner.

The Glow Stage will see the likes of Example, Tom Zanetti, TQD, Mike Skinner and My Nu Leng playing for those who wish to party through the weekend.

Kendal Calling founder Andy Smith said:“Drastic times cause for drastic measures and to that end we’ve gone the whole nine yards! We’re excited to be welcoming no less than 6 headliners to the fields this year, including Brian Wilson’s last appearance on these shores as he performs Pet Sounds in full. See you in the fields!

Over 60 acts have been announced today, see the full list below.

Full Lineup To Date:
Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Franz Ferdinand, Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Tinie Tempah, Editors, Jake Bugg, Seasick Steve, Slaves, Circa Waves, Example, Nothing But Thieves, Lethal Bizzle, Frightened Rabbit, The Coral, Loyle Carner, The Hunna, Kate Nash, Palace, Little Comets, Fickle Friends, Honeyblood, Reverend And The Makers, Shame, Pale White, The Lancashire Hotpots, Blaenavon, Man & The Echo, Eat Fast, Soshe, White, Bossy Love, The Shimmer Band, FREAK, Bad Sounds, Ardyn, Fews, Jungle (DJ), TQD, Tom Zanetti, My Nu Leng, Mike Skinner, Gotsome, Holy Goof, Barely Legal, Mollie Collins, Star.One, Swindle, The Comet is Coming, Smash Hi-Fi, Broken Brass Ensemble, K.O.G & The Zongo Bride, Holly Holdener, Yumi & The Weather, HoneyFeet, HarleighBlu, Sola Rosa, Ezra Collective, Lost Colours, Mexrissey, London African Gospel Choir sings Graceland, Beatlemania celebrating 50 years of SGT Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

Kendall Calling takes place at Lowther Deer Park in The Lake District between July 27 & 30. The festival also offers art installations, comedy, gourmet food, kid’s entertainment and a real ale festival alongside all the music.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (January 27).

Becky Rogers
Assistant Editor. Journalism graduate who loves Kate Bush a little too much.