Manchester comedian Jason Manford has been announced as the headline act for this year’s comedy selection at the Kendal Calling Festival.
Manford will headline the Soapbox stage at this year’s festival at Lowther Deer Park.
Joining him on the 15th stage will be comedians Justin Moorhouse, Rob Rouse, Russell Hicks, Phil Jerrod, Sarah Callaghan, John Hastings, Vince Atta, Bethany Black, Steve Shanyaski, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean, Laura Lexx and Katie Mulgrew.
Jason came from humble beginnings as a glass collector at Manchester’s Buzz Comedy Club and began to star on Live at the Apollo, QI and 8 Out Of Cats as well as successful theatre stints in The Producers, Sweeney Todd and his recent run in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. His career has seen him become what the BBC describe as ‘a true master of observational comedy.’
Set in what is widely regarded as the most beautiful festival site in the UK, this award winning, independent festival is renowned for more than just music and comedy.
Festival lovers will also enjoy four days of arts installations, gourmet food, kid’s entertainment, a real ale festival and the Arts Council funded Lost Eden area all within the surrounds of the Lake District.
Tickets sold out in record time last year and for the first time Kendal Calling is not increasing its capacity.
Kendal Calling takes place from Thursday July 28-31.
For tickets visit www.kendalcalling.co.uk.