We may have plenty of super cool metropolitan festivals for new music to feast on every year, but it’s always great to see the big festival names making a humble nod towards newly discovered and up and coming artists in the industry – Kendal Calling being one in particular.
Kendal Calling has grown in popularity over the years, proving they certainly know best when it comes to new music. And with the brainchild of The Chartalan’s front man Tim Burgess’ Tim Peaks Diner stage on the Lake District site, you can be sure to find a plethora of underground bands and artists that will remain your favourites for months after the festival has come to an end.
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An enticing new four piece from London are on our horizon, made up by Jules, Cellia, Fern and Soph. What started out as a nervous audition in a rehearsal space not that long ago, has seen them blossom into an unstoppable force with an infectious stage presence some pretty damn good songs. Fresh off a UK tour with a record signing under their belts, its set to be a great year for these four girls, and we whole-heartedly recommend seeing them do their thing at Kendal Calling.
Fresh off a tour around Germany and currently touring around the UK, folk-pop singer Liam McClair is no stranger to the world of gigs and festivals. Since starting out back a few years back, Liam has wowed crowds with his strong, raw vocals and a penchant for being able to write gripping songs. With a beautiful new single titled ‘Hunted’, we can almost guarantee that festival goers at Kendal Calling will be hanging onto his every last word.
Devon-born singer-songwriter Rosie Lowe has recently graced the music scene with her smooth vocals, beautiful piano-based melodies and effortless vibes, which has gained the London-based artist an array of radio support from the likes of Annie Mac and Huw Stephens. With a second album in the works, there could be the possibility of hearing new tracks – so make sure you don’t miss out on seeing this songstress live at Kendal Calling.
To find a musician, only aged sixteen, able to write gripping tracks about real life issues and perform them skilfully is truly an amazing feat. And that statement has Declan McKenna written all over it. Whilst juggling school and kick-starting his experimentation in music, Declan went onto enter the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition, which saw him victoriously win by a landslide. Fast forward a year and all eyes have been on the young Hertfordshire musician, who has more recently gone onto release his next single, Paracetamol. If simple, infectious melodies with jaunty guitars are your thing, then don’t miss out on seeing Declan on the Thursday night of Kendal Calling.
For more information on Kendal Calling 2016, you can visit the official website here.