Manchester bands will dominate this year’s Kendal Calling headline slots, with Elbow and James both confirmed acts for the summer festival held in the Lake District.
They will be joined at the top end of the bill by hip hop phenonomon Snoop Dogg and British indie acts the Kaiser Chiefs and the Vaccines.
Now in it’s tenth year, Kendal Calling has been expanded to a four-day event across 12 stages and will take place across the weekend of July 30 – August 2.
Mancunian solo artist Bipolar Sunshine will also play the 12,000 capacity festival, along with the likes of rockers Kodaline, The Horrors and Embrace.
Brit-Award winning songstress Ella Eyre, political bard Billy Bragg and edgy folk star Lucy Rose also join the bill.
Public Service Broadcasting will headline the Calling Out stage, while British Sea Power make a return having played the very first Kendal Calling festival 10 year ago and will headline the Woodlands stage.
Elbow played a sold-out three night residence at Manchester Apollo last week, while James last made an appearance in the city last October for a prizewinners’ show at the Hard Rock Cafe.
Snopp Dogg made a notorious appearance at Manchester Gorilla last August, munching on cookies made by Manchester’s Women’s Institute.
Last year, Kendal Calling played host to numerous Mancunian acts including the Happy Mondays, Jimi Goodwin and Findlay.
Following a sell-out of presale tickets, further tickets are due to be released for a price of £130 and £140.
The full Kendal Calling line-up is:
ELBOW, SNOOP DOGG, KAISER CHIEFS, THE VACCINES AND JAMES ALL HEADLINE
KODALINE / THE LEVELLERS / THE HORRORS / ELLA EYRE / EMBRACE / NICK MULVEY / BILLY BRAGG / SOUL II SOUL / BRITISH SEA POWER / FUSE ODG / LUCY ROSE / PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING / KATE TEMPEST / MR SCRUFF / EMMY THE GREAT / BIPOLAR SUNSHINE / THE BOHICAS / PALACE / TURBOWOLF / WALKING ON CARS / PORT ISLA / BLACK HONEY / FLYTE / HYDE & BEAST / REMI MILES / MAN MADE / TREASON KINGS / NIGHT FLOWERS / THE LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS
MR B THE GENTLEMAN RHYMER / LISBON / JEZ KERR / THE WATCHMAKERS / BAGGY MONDAYS / DAVE HASLAM / ACOUSTICA PRESENTS / RIDING THE LOW / FEED THE KID / JAMES ATKIN / GARETH BROOKS (XFM) / BEAT BOUTIQUE / JUICY DJS / GOOD VIBERATIONS / NORTHERN SOUL DANCE CLASSES / DJ MEGATUNE / EVERLY PREGNANT BROTHERS / YUCATAN / MY LITTLE BROTHER’S CHRISTMAS PARTY / AVEC SANS / FREEK’N / NORTHSIDE