THE sun shone for thousands of Cumbrians as the county’s biggest festival enjoyed its second official day in the heat.

Tens of thousands of people descended on the fields of Lowther Park to revel in the music of Friday’s Kendal Calling headliners: Nile Rodgers & Chic, Years & Years and Miles Kane.

The crowd was electric as indie rock band The Pigeon Detectives delivered some of their biggest hits to a vibrant audience.

Millom couple Tim Kendall and Jackie Sutton said the festival was a ‘great opportunity to reflect on the past year.’

Mr Kendall said: “It’s a great time to look back on the past year and think of the good times.“We’re both excited to see all the young bands and upcoming talent.”

The event offers an array of family-friendly activities, which is what attracted the White family from Penrith.

“It’s great that it’s right on your doorstep and the whole thing’s so family-friendly too,” said mum, Nicola White.

“It’s a fantastic atmosphere for the whole family.

“It’s rare you find a festival which caters for everyone.”

Crowds also enjoyed a series of immersive experiences in the Woodlands area where entertainer, The Priest, was on hand to mystify his audience.

Festival veterans Sarah Brown and Simon Nattrass travelled from Newcastle to listen to this year’s performers.

“You get a sense of community at this festival which you don’t get at many others,” Miss Brown said.

“It’s a really good atmosphere which feels safe too.

“We’re both excited to see Miles Kane, we’re big fans so we can’t wait.”

Main Street Preachers and Doves are set to lead the line-up tonight with Courteeners and special guest Tom Jones headlining the main stage tomorrow.