The Kaje talks Kendal Calling to Mark Chadwick

With hits spanning over the past two decades and their unique blend of traditional english music and punk, The Levellers could definately teach us a thing or two to anyone about touring and performing at festivals. In a break from the band, lead singer Mark Chadwick is heading out solo, so The Kaje got his views on his views of the lake district and the up and coming Kendal Calling.

What does the Lake District mean to you?
Scafell a long walk let’s say

What’s the best thing about the English countryside?
When the sun shines can you think of anywhere else you’d rather be? I can’t

Kendal Calling celebrates its fifth birthday this year – what’s the best birthday present you’ve given/received?
Socks

What makes small independent festivals so special?
The lovely lack of branding (you would hope) – that and new faces.

Where did you make your first festival appearance as an artist and how was it for you?
Treworgey in Cornwall – glad to be alive to tell the tale

What’s your preferred way to commune with nature?
Liberty caps

When are you at your most creative/inspired?
Never anywhere near a guitar or mic…….bugger

What’s your best/worst festival memory?
None. Surely that’s the point

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learnt from festival life?
Always expect the unexpected

Apart from your set, how will you spend the rest of the festival weekend?
Making the most of a lovely weekend in the Lake District – bands, walks, etc

What’s the most fun you can have in a field?
Watching Mark Chadwick, cold beer in your hand and warm sun on your back

1. What does the Lake District mean to you?
Scafell a long walk let’s say

2. What’s the best thing about the English countryside?
When the sun shines can you think of anywhere else you’d rather be? I can’t

3. Kendal Calling celebrates its fifth birthday this year – what’s the best birthday present you’ve given/received?
Socks

4. What makes small independent festivals so special?
The lovely lack of branding (you would hope) – that and new faces.

5. Where did you make your first festival appearance as an artist and how was it for you?
Treworgey in Cornwall – glad to be alive to tell the tale

6. What’s your preferred way to commune with nature?
Liberty caps

7. When are you at your most creative/inspired?
Never anywhere near a guitar or mic…….bugger

8. What’s your best/worst festival memory?
None. Surely that’s the point

9. What’s the most important lesson you’ve learnt from festival life?
Always expect the unexpected

10. Apart from your set, how will you spend the rest of the festival weekend?
Making the most of a lovely weekend in the Lake District – bands, walks, etc

11. What’s the most fun you can have in a field?
Watching Mark Chadwick, cold beer in your hand and warm sun on your back

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