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

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 –

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Tom Smith – Editors

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Tom Smith – Editors

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Justin Lockey – Editors

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Tom Smith – Editors

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James Smith – Post War Glamour Girls

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Alice Scott – Post War Glamour Girls

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James Thorpe – Post War Glamour Girls

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James Smith – Post War Glamour Girls

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Jon McClure – Reverand and The Makers

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Jon McClure – Reverand and The Makers

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Jon McClure – Reverand and The Makers

SHE DREW

She Drew The Gun

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She Drew The Gun

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Louisa Roach – She Drew The Gun

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John McMustard of Colonel Mustard & the Dijon 5

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Crowd – Fancy Dress

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Crowd – Fancy Dress

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Crowd – Fancy Dress

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Mudbath

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Parade – Insect Nation

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Parade “I KNOW SANTA”

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Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?

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Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS?

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James Dean Bradfield – The Manic Street Preachers

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Nicky Wire – The Manic Street Preachers

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Jamie & Shoony

SID AND NANCY

Sid And Nancy

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Katie – Tear

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