And look who it was over on the Woodlands stage – back for their fifth Kendal, British Sea Power, playing amongst their beloved nature in the Deer Park’s most gracious stage. Their usual stage camouflage of branches and leaves looked especially well-matched amongst the glade’s trees and plants, while their traditional giant bear seemed actively in his element as he roamed through the backs of the crowds. ‘Waving Flags’ to ’All In It’, it was a gently uplifting triumph end to end.
And now, with the tenth anniversary over, Andy and Ben and everyone on the team would like to take this moment to say a very special thanks.
“From that first tent-pole climbing high-wire act at Abbot Hall Park in Kendal a decade ago, we never believed it would turn into what it has. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to every single person who has, by coming or contributing, made this festival with us.”
See you in the fields for another ten years.
Ian Taylor, Paul Whiteley,
Giulia Spadafora and
Words by Gavin Haynes. Web development by Andrew Kendall for Digital Photo Gallery. Art direction by Kris Atomic.