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Kendal Calling 2018: Line-up announced

Firework displays during the Stereophonics set in 2017 Photo: Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling has announced that Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Libertines, Run DMC, and Hacienda Classical will be headlining the 2018 festival.

Cumbria's biggest, award-winning music festival will take place over four days from 26 to 29 July, at the Lake District’s Lowther Deer Park site.

Full Kendal Calling 2018 line-up

Catfish and the Bottlemen Credit: Kendal Calling

Last year marked the 12th consecutive sell out for the festival, with tickets selling out just one week after the 2017 line-up was announced.

Catfish and the Bottlemen’s second album ‘The Ride’ saw them establish themselves as one of the true stars of the British guitar scene and this summer they head back to the fields for a headline set that’s not to be missed.

The Libertines Credit: ITV Border

The Libertines reformed and re-established themselves as kings of their genre. Pete, Carl, Gary and John will be bringing anthems from their three huge albums to the fields.

With an arsenal of huge hits including ‘It’s Like That’, ‘My Adidas’ and ‘Its Tricky’ under hip-hop group Run DMC's belts, it’s expected they will provide a bigger sing along moment at this year’s Kendal Calling.

Run DMC Credit: Kendal Calling

Kicking proceedings off on the Thursday night is a special show from Hacienda Classical with the Manchester Camerata, the city’s experimental orchestra playing a new set of huge classics.

Hacienda Classical Credit: Kendal Calling

Festival Director Andy Smith said:

We're thrilled to be heading into our 13th year and can't wait to head back to the beautiful Lake District for another weekend of music, art, food and a couple of Kend-ales.

We're lucky to have one of our biggest lineups ever and can’t wait to welcome hip hop royalty Run DMC to the festival alongside our other headliners Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Libertines and Hacienda Classical. See you in the fields!”

– Andy Smith, Festival Director, Kendal Calling