THE heavens opened at Kendal Calling over the weekend as thousands of festival-goers battled the rain and wind to watch some of their favourite performers.

Nile Rodger and Chic delivered an electric Friday night performance which had thousands of fans up on their feet to classics like ‘Le Freak’ and ‘Good Times’.

However, Saturday night’s headliners did not fail to match Friday’s high calibre of talent.

Manic Street Preachers entertained crowds with their array of classics including ‘The Masses Against the Classes’ and ‘A Design For Life’.

The Welsh rock band went down a storm as they topped the bill on a soaking evening which sent the damp crowd into a frenzy.

Frontman James Dean Bradfield closed Saturday’s main stage with a much-anticipated performance which lit up the drenched atmosphere.

Audience member Darren Moore said the band were ‘absolutely amazing.’

“They played sweet child of mine and the place absolutely erupted," he said.

“They managed to lift the atmosphere despite the horrendous weather.

“The crowd was absolutely bouncing, it was amazing to watch.”

Indie rock band Doves delivered a full, amped up performance which re-vitalised the washed out crowd.

However, it was Kendal Calling veterans The Lancashire Hotpots who truly electrified the stage on a somewhat brighter Sunday afternoon.

The comedy folk band ensured every crowd member was singing along to folk favourites like ‘Chippy Tea’ and ‘I Fear Ikea’, before Sunday night headliners Courteeners and Tom Jones brought a close to another festival.

Kendal Calling did not fail in delivering a plethora of talent, with blazing sunshine giving way to a wet and wild weekend.