Joining the plethora of festival announcements pouring into our inbox, Kendal Calling has now announced the first batch of acts on its stacked line-up for the 2019 weekender.

After selling out for thirteen years in a row, the UK’s most picturesque festival has confirmed Courteeners, Doves, Manic Street Preachers, Nile Rodgers & Chic and Orbital are set to headline and they’re joined by the following acts:

Tom Jones
Years & Years
Gerry Cinnamon
Miles Kane
The Fratellis
Gomez
Idles
KT Tunstall
Mystery Jets
Slowthai
The Subways
Nina Nesbitt and many more.

The four-day weekend of music, arts, comedy, food and drink in the Lake District’s Lowther Deer Park between 25th – 28th July and more ticket information along with the full line-up can be found www.kendalcalling.co.uk.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.