JJ Rosa


JJ Rosa

Sunday afternoon, while Less Than Jake pogoed the main stage back to life, over at the House Party arena, JJ Rosa was bringing her svelte blues rock to Kendal’s favourite reconstructed living room.

With its chunky stylings and sorbet yellow livery, the 2015’s House Party was themed around ‘a sort of early 90s house’. Years ago, the original Kendal House Party also had "couches, fridges, and it was genuinely just DJs who were mates-of-mates, no one professional,” recalls festival co-founder Ben Robinson, “But over the years, it’s expanded in size alongside the festival.”

This year the House played host to the likes of Hacienda legend Dave Haslam, Dj John Da Silva, rave karaoke, the always-groovy Baggy Mondays, a full-to-bursting reunion set from early 90s nearly-men Northside, and something called ‘Power Ballad Salad’, which we’ll leave to your imagination.

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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.


Photographs by Tom Martin, Scott Salt, Lisa Errico, Benjamin Paul, Ian Taylor, Paul Whiteley, Giulia Spadafora and Amy Weightman.
Words by Gavin Haynes. Web development by Andrew Kendall for Digital Photo Gallery. Art direction by Kris Atomic.