Nile Rodgers and CHIC were the highlight of Kendal Calling, according to new research from Ibis Hotels.


The hotel chain analysed Twitter conversation throughout the weekend, and found that 95.6% of tweets shared about Nile Rodgers were positive, making him the most popular headliner of the weekend.

Here are the top 5 most popular performances of the weekend:

1) Nile Rodgers and CHIC – 95.6% positive

2) Doves – 92.7% positive

3) Courteeners – 91.6% positive

4) Manic Street Preachers – 89% positive

5) Idles – 81.4% positive

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As well as Kendal Calling, Ibis looked at Y Not Festival, which also took place over this weekend, with Two Door Cinema Club coming out on top as Twitter’s favourite performance of the weekend, with 96.6% positive tweets.

Here are the top 5 most popular performances from Y Not Festival:

1) Two Door Cinema Club – 96.6% positive

2) Franz Ferdinand – 96% positive

3) Elbow – 94.3% positive

4) Wolf Alice – 78.6% positive

5) You Me At Six – 75% positive

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In the run-up to the festival, Ibis Hotels looked at 20 of the UK’s most popular festivals, analysing conversation surrounding their line-ups over the past 10 years, to find out the UK’s favourite festivals. You can see the full set of research over on the Ibis website – 

We’ve named Bluedot festival as quite possibly the Festival of the Year 2019 – but do you agree? With extensive coverage of the event live from the festival site at Jodrell Bank, celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing and an out-of-this-world line-up, it will be hard pushed to be knocked from the top spot! But like our like the list above – what would make a top 5 for things to see? Maybe if we extend that to include the million things going on over the long weekend, a top 10? Click here to read more: