We are normally avid Glastonbury goers but as it?s not on this year we thought we would try something a bit different. Kendal Calling almost imitates Glastonbury but is about a tenth of the size. There is none of the commercial feel of the bigger money making festivals. It feels like it?s more about the experience than the profit. The size brings more advantages than it does downsides. The car parking is only a short walk from the main gate as is the camping. Everything is in close vicinity so you don?t have to carry all you gear in one go. Camping is organised into Family, Quiet and Party so you don?t end up in the wrong field. There are the usual problems with toilets not being emptied often enough but nobody expects any more from a festival. However a visit to the Pootopia toilets for ?3 is well worth it! The lineup was what attracted us there which was surprisingly good considering an obviously smaller budget than the big festivals but you can easily get right to the front of the crowd without any trouble. A festival on this scale is much more personal but doesn?t lack any of the atmosphere. There are loads of smaller stages and tents where you can find some hidden gems and loads else going on besides the music. The weather didn?t disappoint either, considering its location. I would definitely go again. It is the second best festival behind Glasto we have ever been to.
If your looking for something a little bit different give it a try!