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Stereophonics, The Streets and Supergrass to headline Kendal Calling 2022

The Wombats, Craig David, Pale Waves, Sophie Ellis Bextor and The Vaccines also join the lineup

By Hollie Geraghty

SStereophonics and The Streets perform live on stage at festivals
Stereophonics and The Streets will top the bill at Kendal Calling 2022. (Photos: YouTube).

Stereophonics, The Streets and Supergrass will headline Kendal Calling 2022 – check out the full line-up below.

The Lake District festival will return from July 28-31 next year for its 15th anniversary event after this year was cancelled due to COVID restriction concerns.

Speaking about the festival’s anticipated return, co-founders Andy Smith and Ben Robinson said: “Here we go! 2022’s festival is three years in the making – organising festivals is never easy, yet despite the false starts and setbacks encountered we have never been more geared up as we prepare for the festival of a lifetime.

“We are so very proud to announce our largest bill to date, keeping as many of those favourites you all booked for many moons ago while adding a bunch of big acts we have been working to bring to the fields for many years. It’s a marvellous medley of our favourite musicians and we’re so very excited to share them with you.”

Other acts on the bill alongside StereophonicsThe Streets and Supergrass include The Wombats, Craig David, Pale Waves, Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Vaccines and Declan McKenna.

See the full lineup below.

Kendal Calling Lineup 2022
Kendal Calling lineup 2021. (Photo: Kendal Calling).

This year’s festival, which was due to take place from July 29 to August 1, was set to be headlined by Supergrass, The Streets and Blossoms.

In a statement released in June, organisers told festival-goers that they were “so sorry” for the cancellation.

“Last Monday saw the delay of the so-called ‘Freedom Day’. As Kendal Calling sits outside of this delay we would still be in a strong position to proceed,” it said.

“But Monday also saw a less publicised delay; the release of the long-awaited research from the Event Research Programme (ERP) and with it, crucially, the publication of safety guidance on how we run events.

“Without this safety guidance, there are numerous aspects of the festival we cannot plan, and which could lay us wide open to last minute unforeseen regulations or requirements which could scupper an already built festival.”

It added that the delay in the release of the research was ‘insulting’ to the music industry.

“Postponing in 2020 was sad but understandable. Postponing in 2021 is heartbreaking. Infuriating,” it said.

Organisers added that they had been denied aid from the government’s Cultural Recovery Fund.