Foals, Stereophonics, Supergrass and Primal Scream to headline Kendal Calling 2020



Blossoms, DMA’S, Craig David and Heather Small will all play Kendal Calling this year, Getintothis’ Lewis Ridley looks forward to another year in the fields.

Lake District festival Kendal Calling has this evening announced a huge lineup for its fifteenth year that includes indie giants Foals.

The Oxford outfit will top the bill alongside StereophonicsSupergrass and Primal Scream for one of the biggest lineups in the festival’s history.

Expanding on their critically revered catalogue last year with the release of Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 1 and Part 2, it’s signalled the creative boom of a band who refuse to rest on their laurels.

Stereophonics return to the festival following their headline set in 2017, with their new album Kind touring the UK currently.

The legendary Supergrass are also set for a top spot at KC 2020, celebrating 25 years since their Mercury-nominated No.1 debut album release I Should Coco.

Also returning to Kendal Calling‘s main stage are icons Primal Scream.

In the form of Bobby Gillespie, they possess one of rock music’s most vital frontmen – becoming an unrivalled live voice with a catalogue of era-defining anthems.

Festival Director, Andy Smith, said: “This is it! This is our most staggering lineup yet, to celebrate our 15-year journey.
“We have been trying to get Foals on the bill for many years, and it’s long been a dream to have Supergrass and their very large back catalogue of hits joining us – the first album I ever bought! But what would a birthday party be without old friends?”
“We are happy campers indeed knowing that Stereophonics, Primal Scream and Dizzee Rascal will be joining us in the fields.
“The music is only part of the fun – this year more than any other we’re really ramping up immersive activities and games right across the park and very excited to be announcing a whole lineup of new areas, venues, activities and events over the coming months. Roll on summer!”


The festival have also announced that Blossoms, Craig David Presents Ts5, The Kooks, Dizzee Rascal, You Me At Six, DMA’S and Johnny Marr will perform in Cumbria this summer.

They’ll be joined by: Shaggy, Sister Sledge, The Zutons, Pale Waves, Easy Life, Jade Bird, The Magic Gang, Sundara Karma, Marika Hackman, Heather Small, The Murder Capital and loads more.

Kendal Calling 2020

Kendal Calling has long been a highlight of the festival calendar on a national level, and this year they will once again stretch beyond the realms of music to provide an altogether eclectic experience.

For the first time ever, comedy will make its mark on the Main Stage as Bill Bailey brings his side-splitting show to 2020’s birthday celebrations.

Always a highlight, Tim Peaks will once again be up in the top corner of the festival site with Tim Burgess and his team in residence curating a weekend of secret sets, intimate performances, family events and, of course, coffee.

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Elsewhere, there’s poetry slams and stand-up comedy to be enjoyed at the festival that prides itself of truly having something for everyone.

This year’s theme is Kendal Calling Goes To The Arcade, and organisers have advised to get ready for over 50 retro arcade games, an immersive games parade, legendary video game characters, crazy challenges and much more.

  • Kendal Calling will take place at Lowther Deer Park, Penrith on July 30-August 3 2020.