Kendal Calling 2018 Expands Line Up with Bugzy Malone, Lady Leshurr & more


Kendal Calling adds yet more acts to the bill for its sold out weekend with headliners The Libertines, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Run DMC and Hacienda Classical.

Added to the bill is Bugzy Malone, the Manchester native returns to the festival this year for an (almost) homecoming show! Fellow grime superstar Lady Leshurr also joins the line up.

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Elsewhere on the bill, former Augustines frontman William McCarthy brings his signature folk rock style to Kendal, alongside  Manchester’s own garage rock-pop blend Findlay, psych-rock outfit Saint Agnes and Judas.

Joining them are Sly Digs, Night Flowers, Tobi Sumnola, Cosmic Strip, Babyteeth, Paddy Considine’s Riding The Low and many more. Over on the Glow stage, London Elektricity team up with Hospitality for their stage takeover. Dub Phizik & Strategy take to the decks, alongside Logistics, Etherwood, Urban Dawn, Degs and Tempza.

Leading the comedy this year are Mark Watson and Hal Cruttenden. A hub of laughter for the whole weekend, the rest of the lineup includes Musical Bingo, Alun Cochrane, Brendon Burns, Rob Mulholland, Danny Mcloughlin, Steve Harris, James Meehan, Laura Lexx, Russell Hicks, Susan Murray, Sarah Callaghan and loads more.

2018 marks the first year of the Yam Riot stage. New music comes from The Lucid Dream, Molly Warburton, Good Foxy, The Chadelics, Late Night Legacy, Graces, Dansi, Sugarspun, Mr Ben & The Bens, Flynt, Bad Bambino, Family Selection Box, Valparaiso, Serene, Pariahs, Run & Hyde, Wolfpeake, Sun Drift, Prowles, The Liars Club, Delagrave, Dog Daisies and Indica Gallery.

These acts join headliners a lineup that already includes Ocean Colour Scene, The Wailers, James, Shed Seven, Declan McKenna, Pale Waves, The Amazons, Black Honey, Basement Jaxx, Gorgon City, Grandmaster Flash, Idris Elba and many more for a huge weekend of music.