In Pictures : Kendal Calling 2017 – How to run a festival.

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We’ve been caught up in the abject shambles that was the Hope And Glory festival in Liverpool over the last few days, an object lesson in how NOT to run a music festival. And how not to use social media.

The week before we were at a proper festival, a festival which ran like a well-oiled clock in a fabulous location with a great line up. Yes, Kendal Calling is held annually at Lowther Deer Park in the Lake District, Cumbria and, like the Blue Dot festival was a text book lesson in how a festival should be run , yeah there was mud but this is the UK!! Unlike the Hope and Glory Festival, which will now replace “the Titanic” in the local lexicon when describing utter disasters, Kendal Calling started small and built its reputation by being ace, by getting things right and by giving a shit.

Here’s a huge photo gallery of some of our many highlights –

 

Tom Smith – Editors

Tom Smith – Editors

Tom Smith – Editors

Tom Smith – Editors

Justin Lockey – Editors

Tom Smith – Editors

James Smith –  Post War Glamour Girls

Alice Scott – Post War Glamour Girls

James Thorpe – Post War Glamour Girls

James Smith – Post War Glamour Girls

Jon McClure – Reverand and The Makers

Jon McClure – Reverand and The Makers

Jon McClure – Reverand and The Makers

She Drew The Gun

She Drew The Gun

Louisa Roach – She Drew The Gun

Freak

Freak

Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5

John McMustard of Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5

 

The Jackobins

The Jackobins

The Jackobins

The Jackobins

Crowd – Fancy Dress

Crowd – Fancy Dress

Crowd – Fancy Dress

Mudbath

Parade – Insect Nation

Parade “I KNOW SANTA”

Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?

Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?

Signage

Mexrrissey

Parade

James Dean Bradfield – The Manic Street Preachers

Nicky Wire – The Manic Street Preachers

Jamie & Shoony

Sid And Nancy

Tear

Tear

Katie – Tear

Tear

 

 

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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