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Kendal Calling ends

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

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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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