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23rd February 2012
Kendal Calling announce first acts - Dizzee Rascal, Maximo Park and more

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New Twin Peaks style 50’s diner headed up by Tim Burgess...tickets on sale from today 23rd February

The team behind the Lake District’s Kendal Calling have revealed the first headliners who are both acclaimed for the high-octane live shows! Friday night’s bill will be headed up by the mighty Maximo Park, a tour de force of talent hailing from the North and bringing their blend of quality lyricism and arresting music. Saturday night will see the return to Kendal Calling of the one-and-only Dizzee Rascal who is guaranteed to stand up tall on the main stage! Closing the show on the Sunday night will be Indie kings James, who became a British institution in the 90’s with their blend of folk pop, they’ll bring hits like “Say Something”, “Laid” and the legendary “Sit Down” which are guaranteed to make everyone get up!
 
Also on the all-star bill are Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Feeder, Little Roy, Shed Seven, Dodgy, Inspiral Carpets, Benga, ShyFX, Andy C, Vintage Trouble, Twisted Wheel, Various Cruelties, To Kill a King, Ms Dynamite, Jack Beats (DJ set), Dreadzone, The Correspondents, Monster Ceilidh, A.Skillz, Juan Zelada, Bomskare, 16-Bit, Dub Pistols (DJ set) and The Lancashire Hotpots.
 
Kendal Calling are also unveiling a new Twin Peaks style 50’s diner headed up by Tim Burgess from The Charlatans aptly titled the Tim Peaks diner! The Tim Peaks diner was borne from twitter and on BBC6music, as Tim pours over the jukebox and coffee he will curate a weekend of DJs, bands, book readings and comedians in a unique setting. Confirmed on the bill is Nick Heyward; best known as frontman of Haircut 100 whose hits are big hitters on Tim Burgess Jukebox.
 
The music and activities in the Kendal Calling meadow span 11 diverse stages and areas, situated in a close-knit site that means you’re never far from your friends; here’s a brief tour of the fun and frolics to discover...
 
Mainstage will be boasting a diverse line-up of the best international and national artists on the circuit in this beautiful natural amphitheatre. The GLoW dance tent brings with it a mind-blowing line-up of DJs and live dance acts. Showcases everything from house to disco, drum and bass to dubstep, electro to breakbeat and everything else in between. The Calling Out new music stage is the place to discover new music, rising stars and unknown gems.

The Kaylied tent will be featuring an eclectic line-up of folk, ska, funk & soul and world music plus a late-night intimate club vibe while the Soapbox invites you to step up for this world of comedy, spoken word, cabaret & burlesque

The Kids Area is for big kids and little ones alike, enjoy workshops on percussion making and music, movement and mask making, plus story telling and creative writing along with an array of games and activities running all weekend.

The Kendal Calling Real Ale Festival will be taking place in Kendal Calling’s very own pub, The Holy Quail the real ale festival is a huge success each year and makes a welcome return. The Garden of Eden will offer tranquillity featuring therapists, shisha and chai cafe.

The Village Green will be a haven for happy campers from dusk to dawn. You will find delicious treats to eat, a relaxed atmosphere by day and a bustling vibe by night while the ever-popular Houseparty returns with tea & biscuits in the kitchen and a debaucherous dirty disco in the bedroom. No Houseparty is complete without a bit of fancy dress, which is exactly why you’ll find an entire village dedicated to fancy dress on hand to help you make the best festival costume including Happy Slap boutique back bigger and better than ever before!
 
The emperor’s field camping area returns with compost toilets, tipis, showers and a family-friendly vibe for those wanting a quieter sleeping alternative for their brood.
 
Luxury camping will also be an option in the Emperors Fields with bell tents and tipis available for hire at The Deer Lodge.

Kendal Calling have teamed up with Big Green Coach to offer travel to the festival from across the country from £10 return. Pick up points include Barrow, Blackburn, Bradford, Carlisle, Dalton, Durham, Kendal, Lancaster, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Preston, Sheffield, Stockport, Sunderland and Ulverston. In addition to these there will be a Penrith Station shuttle bus to and from the festival.
 
Full Adult Weekend Camping Tickets are £105, Teen ticket (11 – 15yrs) is £50, Children under 11 are free but anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Thursday earlybird tickets £10 (only valid with a full weekend ticket)
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