Kendal Calling Festival: Band on the Wall Stage

  • 27.07.18 - 29.07.18
  • 12.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester

Band on the Wall takes over the Carvetti Stage at Kendal Calling!

Over three days at each festival, the Carvetti Stage will feature stunning music from South Asia, some of the most exciting emerging urban jazz talents, and a programme of afro-caribbean grooves.

Friday’s lineup is a celebration of South Asian music, and features some of India’s finest musical exports – a number of whom performed across Manchester recently as part of the recent New North and South programme. An unmissable performance will be the British-Asian supergroup Electronic Empires who were formed specially for New North and South, and perform only their second ever show, after a sold-out debut show at Band on the Wall.

Saturday will be a focus on some of the most exciting names in modern jazz, soul and global R&B, including Columbian pop sensation Lao Ra and Aaliyah Espirit, a young jazz-inspired R&B vocalist recently hyped by Gilles Peterson and Brownswood’s Future Bubblers programme.

On Sunday the lineup features artists from across Africa and the Caribbean, including Jamaican mento and early reggae specialist Mento B, El Condor, a Native American duo from El Salvador and July Julay & the Mambo Kings, performing salsa and bachata from the Dominican Republic.

Curated by Band on the Wall, Equilibrium Arts and Lingua Franca.


Friday: Equilibrium Dance and Arts ft. Vijay Venkat, John Ball + more / Electronic Empires

Saturday: Lao Ra / Zapatilla / Cold Callers / Jerome Thomas / AalIiyah Espirit / Baloji

Sunday: DJ Mayeva / Mento B / Papa Sam Alafia / El Condor / July Julay & the Mambo Kings