FRI 3 - SUN 5 AUG 2018
The Luna Cinema, Leeds Castle, Thurs 2 – Sat 4 Aug
Famed as the world’s most beautiful castle, Leeds Castle near Maidstone in Kent makes the perfect setting for cinema under the stars. Located on Cedar Lawn, it’s a truly magical setting and with a line-up like; Dirty Dancing, Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone and The Italian Job (with full orchestra), it’s an experience not to be missed. Usual open-air rules apply – by which I mean, bring a camp chair, perhaps an umbrella to avoid getting soggy and there’s a bar (someone else is driving, right?).
Leefest, Edenbridge, Thurs 2 – Sun 5 Aug
Imaginary kaleidoscopic realm, The Neverland, has been created for this festival, comprising three main stages, or ‘tribes’ each with a different theme and musical feel (pop, ambient or pumping beats). An eclectic boutique festival featuring music, theatre, comedy and walkabout performance that famously started in 16-year-old Lee Denny’s back garden! Bastille, Clean Bandit and Declan Mckenna to name a few are all headlining this year’s Leefest, it’s not one to miss.
A New Day Festival, Faversham, Fri 3 Aug – Sun 5 Aug
A three day family-friendly festival of music, held at Mount Ephraim Gardens near Faversham, featuring the best of classic rock, blues and roots. The line-up for this year’s popular festival includes Feeder, Hawkwind, Jethro Tull’s Martine Barre and Caravan – those are just some of the big names playing! Make sure to pop this one in your diary.
Margate Soul Festival, Fri 3 – Sun 5 Aug
Like sunshine, soul music and the seaside? Atlantic Starr and Grammy Award-winning Deniece Williams are among the line-up for the three-day music event which is spread over several picturesque venues and outside areas in Margate Old Town, Margate Harbour and Margate Winter Gardens. There will be more than 50 DJs, two stages and seven themed venues.
Weald on the Field, Uckfield, Sat 4 Aug
A day of local produce, street food, drink, live music & entertainment at this boutique, family-friendly event. A more sedate affair where local produce and food takes centre stage over the music – one for the grandparents too.