Kendal Calling: 3 Year Expansion Plan Approved

What a way to start 2015! Kendal Calling already competes against the majors in terms of consumer experience, and now it looks set to join them in size.

Our favourite Lake District music festival have been granted permission to expand their award winning event. Next summer, Kendal will expand to a whopping 25,000 capacity. Best medium-sized festival you say (2013)? Not for much longer! The festival will grow to 30,000 in 2016, increasing to a grand total of 37,000 in 2017.

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Festival Season: 7 Stages of Excitement

Summer 2015 is just around the corner, we mapped out the seven stages of festival season excitement. You feelin’ it yet?



Winter sucks. It’s dark by 4PM and we’ve spent the past few weeks seeking comfort in our old summer playlists and crying every Thursday over festival throwbacks. LIFE WAS SO MUCH BETTER IN SUMMER. And then come the after movies! Ten minutes of festival footage to remind us we simply have to repeat it all next year.

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Winners Of The European Festival Awards

Last night Europe’s festival industry took over Oosterport Congress Centre in Holland for the European Festival Awards. Similar to the UK Festival Awards, the ceremony celebrates the passion and commitment that goes into producing Europe’s magical festival season. 35 countries took part, accumulating 1.2 million votes, proving that passion for festivals is on fire across the continent.


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More Big Names Added To Isle Of Wight 2015

Isle of Wight Festival are currently leading in the announcement game for 2015’s festival season. Just when you thought the line-up couldn’t get any stronger, check out the latest additions:

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From James and UB40 to Foxes and the Courtneers – organisers have curated a line-up with something for everyone to smile about.

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California Dreaming: Coachella 2015


Birthplace of the iconic ferris wheel, Coachella is festival world’s ultimate fantasy! We said it last year, and we’ll say it again… They know how it’s done over in California! Coachella’s lucky clique of wealthy fashionistas will experience one of the best musical line-ups of 2015.

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Gottwood 2015: Line-Up Revealed

Competition is fierce for festivals under the electronic dance music stratosphere. For the likes of Creamfields and We Are FSTVL, 2015 is all about booking BIG names. If you’re looking for subtlety, look no further than Gottwood – the UK’s most critically acclaimed underground electronic music and arts festival.

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Rudimental for Boardmasters 2015

Hurricane Bertha caused carnage for Boardmasters last year, sucking all the fun out of the Sunday! But let’s not dwell on that. 2015’s event is already sounding swell with the announcement of drum and bass legends RUDIMENTAL as the first headline act. Rudimental were awarded Festival Act of the Year by the BBC. They’re a perfect fit for any main-stage and have been in the studio working hard on their second album so expect some dirty treats!

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UK Festival Awards 2014: Wellies Off To The Winners

Today has been a huge day for the UK festival industry.  Almost every person responsible for our beloved festival season gathered under one roof for an almighty day of conferences and awards at London’s iconic venue, The Roundhouse.


Music Festival News would like to congratulate every festival and organisation involved. Wellies off to some of our favourite winners. We believe in festival season! #UKFA

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Worldwide Exclusive: Fleetwood Mac for Isle of Wight 2015

For a major music festival, Isle of Wight Fest fails to boast an arena filled with stages of all shapes and sizes – but recent years have shown the main-stage to be all you need! Rumours of Fleetwood Mac returning to Glastonbury have been rife for years, yet today Isle of Wight Festival has stolen the thunder announcing the legendary band as Sunday night’s headliner!

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