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‘First virtual festival’ Kendal Calling sells out

The Lake District mainstay has sold its 25,000 tickets in record time – and becomes the first festival to be captured by Google Maps

By IQ on 06 Feb 2017

Kelis, Kendal Calling 2016, Scott Salt

Kelis at Kendal Calling 2016

image © Scott Salt

Independent UK festival Kendal Calling, returning for its 12th outing in the last weekend of July, is celebrating its fastest-ever sell-out after having sold all 25,000 tickets in just over a week.

Festival co-founder Ben Robinson says: “The team are truly humbled by the reaction to this year’s line-up, and we’d like to thank everyone who has bought tickets to make this our 12th successive sell-out. We’ll be keeping our heads down over the next six months, working hard to make this the best festival possible.”

The 2017 event has a six-headliner bill featuring Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Franz Ferdinand, Brian Wilson (performing Pet Sounds), Tinie Tempah and Frank Turner, with Editors, Slaves, The Coral and Jake Bugg also confirmed to be performing.

“We are truly humbled by the reaction to this year’s line-up”

Kendall Calling, held in Lowther Deer Park, in the Lake District, has also announced it is the “first festival to go virtual” in Google Maps.

The web mapping platform, known primarily for its street maps and route-planning service (and for capturing Liam Gallagher drinking in Camden), has captured the entire festival grounds, “allowing festival fans who missed out on tickets to take a simulated walk around the site”.

Take a stroll around Kendal Calling 2016 by visiting www.kendalcalling.co.uk/virtual-tour.


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