Kendal Calling 2023: Kasabian, Royal Blood, Blossoms and Nile Rodgers & Chic announced as headliners

Nile Rodgers said he was ‘excited to be back’ at the Lake District summer festival for ‘more good times’  (PA Archive)
Nile Rodgers said he was ‘excited to be back’ at the Lake District summer festival for ‘more good times’ (PA Archive)

Kasabian, Blossoms, Royal Blood and Nile Rodgers & Chic have been announced as headliners for Kendal Calling 2023.

More than 20,000 people have signed up for pre-sale tickets for the four-day festival, which will take place on the last weekend in July.

It returned to the deer park at Lowther Castle in the Lake District last year after being cancelled for two years because of Covid.

“After an absolutely stunning festival last year, we cannot wait to get back in those fields,” festival co-founders Andy Smith and Ben Robinson said. “With Kasabian, Royal Blood, Blossoms, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Kaiser Chiefs, Rick Astley, Annie Mac — the line-up is looking absolutely stacked. All we need now is a bit of sun and we’ve got the perfect weekend.”

Grammy award-winning songwriter, producer and co-founder of Chic, Nile Rodgers, said: "The last time we played Kendal Calling was epic and one of my favourite shows ever.

"We are excited to be back this year for more good times."

When is Kendal Calling 2023?

This year’s festival will take place from July 27 to 30, 2023.

Lowther Deer Park in the Lake District will host the four-day event.

Who is performing?

The festival will host performances from more than 100 acts, including Nile Rodgers & Chic, Kasabian, Royal Blood, Blossoms, Kaiser Chiefs, Rick Astley, Example, Circa Waves, Beabadoobee, Happy Mondays, Scouting for Girls, KT Tunstall and more.

The full line-up is below:

Kendal Calling 2023 full line-up (Kendal Calling)
Kendal Calling 2023 full line-up (Kendal Calling)

How to get tickets

Tickets go on sale here at 10am GMT on Saturday (January 28).

There is now a final call to sign up for the pre-sale here, which offers an exclusive 24-hour access to tickets.

Pre-sale tickets are available from 10am GMT this Friday (January 27).