By Rachael Grealish
The Streets, Supergrass, Stereophonics and Craig David have all been confirmed for Kendal Calling 2022.
Organisers made the announcement today, Monday November 29, via the festival’s social media.
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The 2022 festival will be the brand’s incredibly belated 15th birthday celebration – although it’s actually the 17th year – after being forced to cancel in both 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stereophonics sit as one of the UK’s most successful bands of the past 25 years, scoring number one after number one with their ready-made anthems and euphoric live shows.
Led by Kelly Jones, one of the great British songwriters, their headline turn in 2017 stands as one of the greatest in the festival’s history
Talking about their headline spot Stereophonics said: “We played Kendall Calling in 2017. It’s a great festival on a beautiful site with a fantastic crowd.
“We really enjoyed playing it back then and we can’t wait to headline the Saturday night next summer. See you there.”
Also announced in the first wave of artist is Bill Bailey, The Wombats, The Kooks, Sophie Ellis Bextor and Scouting for Girls.
This will be the first time crowds will head to the fields since the 2019 festival.
Fans are clearly thrilled to see the line up announced as many took to social media to share their excitement.
One person said: “Fantastic line-up guys. I can’t imagine how hard you guys have had to work just to make sure we still have a festival to go to! To do that and pull together a line-up like this is amazing! Have a great Christmas and #seeyouinthefields next year!!”
Organisers released a statement yesterday, Sunday November 28, saying to fans they ‘cannot wait to see each and every one of you having the time of your lives’.
Fans did note acts previously announced for last year, such as DMAs, Frank Turner and Idles, are not currently on the bill this year – but this is only the first wave of announced artists so many more could be added before the big day.