With summer almost upon us it means that the days are longer, temperatures are warmer and most importantly it is the British festival season.
Kent, Surrey and Sussex host a variety of music festivals throughout the summer months, some of which have been boasted on The Telegraph’s 100 best festivals.
‘Lounge on the Farm’ in Canterbury, Kent has got bigger and better! Although the line up leans towards the younger audience with The Streets headlining on Friday, Ellie Goudling on Saturday, this is still a family friendly, all ages festival, with a little lounge area to keep the kids entertained and Echo and the Bunnymen headlining on Sunday! For more information please visit http://www.loungeonthefarm.co.uk/
‘The Hop Farm Festival’ at Paddock Wood is always in stern competition with ‘Lounge on the Farm’ as it takes place the weekend before on July 1st – 3rd. The line up includes Eagles, Morrissey, Lou Reed, Tinie Tempah, and the recent addition of Prince, the festival really will be setting the standard for the festivals to follow. http://hopfarmfestival.com/home.aspx
In Sussex the ‘Guilfest’ festival based in Guilford is held over the weekend of July 15th. ‘Guilfest’ is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. It has twice been nominated as the best medium sized festival in the UK. The line up boasts some big acts including Razorlight, Noisettes and James Blunt, as well as a number of up and coming artists. http://www.guilfest.co.uk/index.php
Leeds Castle is a breathtakingly beautiful castle located just outside Maidstone and plays host to a number of musical events during the summer months. Things heat up with the open air cinema and open air classical music evenings. The Leeds Castle Open Air Classical Concert is back this summer by popular demand, July 16th at 7pm and as well as the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra there will be displays from a classic WW II aircraft. For more information visit http://www.leeds-castle.com/land.php and follow link for ‘what’s on’.
With so much going on, what better place to visit this summer than Kent and Sussex. We have a variety of cottages throughout the area available throughout the summer, come and stay!