Kendal Calling music festival wins award

Kendal Calling has been crowned the UK’s Best Small Festival for a second consecutive year.

The award comes from Live UK, a magazine dedicated to the country’s live music industry and follows the festival’s sixth year of bigger crowds.

Organisers of Kendal Calling had to beat off competition from Wakestock, in North Wales, and London's Kick Out The Jams to secure the title.

Around 8,000 people flocked to the Lowther estate, near Penrith, this year to see acts such as ‘80s rock legend Blondie, Dubstep heroes Chase & Status plus Echo and the Bunnymen.

Festival co-founder and director Ben Robinson said: “It’s been an amazing year, the festival has gone from strength to strength and we’re extremely proud.

"The festival is testament to those who come and year on year it continues to attract a people who just want to have a good time."