6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Kent Life today CLICK HERE

Music festivals in Kent

PUBLISHED: 15:54 18 March 2016 | UPDATED: 16:07 18 March 2016

Kent music festivals

Kent music festivals

Gpoint Studio

We have selected some of the most exciting music festivals happening this year in Kent

Camp Wildfire (17th – 19th June)

The unique Camp Wildfire is an adventure camp by day and a music festival by night. With traditional camp activities such as archery, orienteering and kayaking hosted in the daytimes, the forest is alive with music during the night. Winning Best New Festival in the 2015 AIF Awards, this secretive event is aimed at those adventure seekers who want something out of the ordinary.

Ramblin Man Fair (23rd – 24th July)

The classic rock festival Ramblin Man Fair is held in Mote Park in the countryside near Maidstone. With huge acts this year including Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Black Stone Cherry, Thunder and many more. With stages dedicated to blues, progressive rock and ‘outlaw country’, there is something for all the classic rock heads out there.

In the Woods (2nd – 3rd September)

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of In the Woods Festival, a breath of fresh air away from other commercially-focused festivals. With a focus on showcasing new and exciting talent, they also have lots of familiar names performing in the breathtaking secret forest location.

Create Festival (23rd July)

Taking place every year in Ashford’s Victoria Park, 2016 marks the 21st birthday of Create Festival, one of the biggest free festivals in the east. Last year’s acts included Adam Ant, Mark Morriss and Salvation Jayne and this year looks to feature some outstanding music once again.

A New Day Festival (5th – 7th August)

The classic rock festival A New Day is back again this year with an exciting line up of rock, blues, progressive and roots bands playing good music in Mount Ephraim Gardens in Faversham.

City Sound Project (30th April – 1st May)

City Sound Project festival takes place in Canterbury in 13 venues across the ancient city including historic chapels and towers. With an electric mix of events from electronic DJs, poetry, bands and much more, the streets of this old come alive. This year acts include Mystery Jets, Darius Syrossian, Mike Skinner (DJ) and more.

Innocent Unplugged (28th – 30th May)

With a focus on ‘unplugging’ and enjoying the moment, Innocent Unplugged festival located in stunning woodland in Kent has no wifi, no electricity and a focus on good food, connecting with people and bringing amazing music to festivalgoers. This year acts including DJ Yoda, Lazy Habits, Lucy Rose and more will be performing.

LeeFest (28th - 30th July)

Celebrating its ten year anniversary, LeeFest started as a garden party and has grown over the past ten years and now showcases some of the world’s best music of the moment.

Broadstairs Folk Week (5th – 12th August)

Broadstairs Folk Week is a showcase of wonderful and diverse folk music across the town of Broadstairs. Being spread across the town means that each person experiences Folk Week in a different and unique way as there are over 70 events per day including workshops, craft fairs, food and much more.

If you like this, read more:

Bed and breakfast in Kent: 17 charming places to stay

Where to get breakfast in Kent - 9 cafes

Follow Kent Life on Facebook and Twitter

More from Out & About

Nicknamed 'The Bubble', we take a look at a place famous for oysters, pristine pebble beaches and stunning sunsets. Whitstable really is one of kind

Read more

Our county town has always had a lot to offer, blending a riverside setting and important history with a modern town centre and an expanding population

Read more

Smallhythe Place is celebrating a triple milestone this summer with a special exhibition and live performances

Read more
Friday, June 28, 2019

From an underground, shell-covered cave to one of the world's smallest theatres, Margate has so much to see and do. We have gathered some great things to do when you visit

Read more

Put away your digital devices and get back to nature with a few nights under canvas and the starry night skies this summer

Read more
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Kent has a wealth of beautiful gardens to visit and throughout the open garden season you'll find an array of stunning choices. Here's a selection of our favourites

Read more
April 2019
Monday, June 24, 2019

Enjoy a short urban walk rather than a country stroll this month, as we follow the course of the ancient Pent stream

Read more
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Try our pick of some of Kent's best boat trips: With everything from a wildlife spotting jaunt down the Stour to a jetboat adventure on the Medway, there's something for everyone

Read more
Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Kent has many villages that exude historical charm and a traditional village atmosphere beloved by locals and visitors. Here we pick 10 of the prettiest to explore

Read more

Sandwiched between two of Kent's trendiest towns, this peaceful little seaside resort has been overlooked for years. It's time for Herne Bay to take centre stage

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory
Kent Life Food & Drink awards. Open for entries.

Subscribe or buy a mag today


subscription ad


Follow us on Twitter


Like us on Facebook


Local Business Directory

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search

Most Read

Latest from the Kent Life