Kendal Calling 2016 :: #MakeItAYayDay
You know how I pledged to make 2016 a year of action, a year where I’d make some positive changes in my life? Do more, work less, see more, worry less? Well, last weekend, I was able to add a little more action to my 2016 list of adventures when I was invited to Kendal Calling 2016. And, if you want even more action, I’m adding a mini vlog to the end of this post (yes, my first ever!)
Located in Lowther Park, in the heart of the scenic Lake District, Kendal Calling 2016 is a relatively short 70-mile drive north up the M6. John and I are always up for a change of scenery at the weekend (although having never camped together, we made sure to book a B&B for Saturday evening!) Arriving just after midday, we were greeted with a festival awash with colour.
- Raised hands, jumping in the air to the rhythm of the infectious ‘Flame’ by Sundara Karma in the Calling Out tent whilst singing, “Hold. My. Flame and set alight.”
- Noel Gallagher’s disbelief at Yorkshire Day, “You’ve got your own day? Get to f**k.”
- Justin Hawkins of The Darkness in that spandex suit, “We’re going to do some hits from 2003, because who wants to hear the songs no-one bought?”
- The Sugarhill Gang, “Apache, jump on it!”
- Listening to Spring King whilst eating Katsu Curry sitting on the mount outside the Calling Out tent.
- Discovering we knew more Kelis songs than we ever thought possible.
- The taste of a pint of ice cold Strongbow Dark Fruits after the long drive. Ah!
- Exploring ‘Lost Eden’ a whole woodland area of Kendal Calling I’d never seen before featuring artwork and installations.
- The luxury of festival hospitality toilets, no Shewee needed this time!