Kendal Calling ends

Music lovers from all over the country arrived for one of the region's biggest festivals.

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Cumbrian band make noise at Kendal Calling

Up and coming Cumbrian band Colt 45 played their first Kendal Calling Festival together over the weekend.

The band, who are from Carlisle and Workington, formed when they met at Carlisle night club The Brickyard.

The three, Neil Harper, Adam Lewis and Gareth Jenkins, have just released their new album.

They appeared at the Woodlands Stage on Sunday afternoon and shortly afterwards they spoke back stage to our reporter Matthew Taylor.

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Kendal Calling attracts 17,000 festival-goers

Around 17,000 festival-goers attended the ninth Kendal Calling, which took place near Penrith over the weekend.

Police say that 36 arrests were made for drugs offences, but overall there were fewer arrests this year.

Festival organisers are now working on making next year even better, as it will be the tenth anniversary.

Heavy rain for most of the weekend made the ground wet and muddy.

"We bring in some woodchip that kind of thing to make it a bit easier on the ground and under people's feet but to be honest there's not too much you can do about mud. It'll dry out when it dries out.

"We just keep an eye and make sure that the walkways are clear and that people are getting on happily."

– Ben Robinson, Kendal Calling

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Thousands prepare to brave the rain at Kendal Calling

Music lovers from all over the country have been arriving for one of the region's biggest festivals today.

Kendal Calling gets underway this evening, with organisers reporting record numbers

15,000 people are braving the rain on fields at Lowther Park near Penrith.

This year's line-up features well-known acts including Frank Turner, Example and Tom Odell. But there's also plenty of mud, as Matthew Taylor reports.

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