Alfresco Festival returns for a second year in it’s stunning home of Colebrook Lakes, Royal Tunbridge Wells. This beautiful piece of the Kent countryside will host at least six stages of incredible music, an array of the finest street foods and bars and a huge family arena. Events take place May 26th – May 29th.
The brainchild of Nicky Chanot and Mark Davis this is the family friendly festival with a bit of a twist. Musically non compromising with a line that includes legends of dance music and electronica alongside the best in current underground music. After 2016’s huge success the festival has been expanded to include two more outdoor stages making sure we cater for more diversity in sounds. Wether you’re out in ‘The Woods’ or the Big Top Tents you’ll the very best in Balearic, Disco, Acid House, Electronica, Funk, Hip Hop, House and Reggae. Acts such as Boiler Room favourites Gerd Jansen, Optimo and Sadar Bahar alongside true icons such as Wolfgang Flür formerly of electronic pioneers Kraftwerk, Paul Daley once of Leftfield and Boys Own legend Terry Farley. Other highlights will be Paranoid London performing live after recent shows alongside The Chemical Brothers, Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor’s amazing Prince tribute, The Crazy P Soundsytem and Psychemagik, the list is truly endless.
Alfresco Festival though caters for the parents and families equally as much as the young clubbers of today. With an absolutely huge arena full of entertainers, shows, stalls and fun and games the little people are always kept happy. The main stage is situated within this area so as a parent you can enjoy great music whilst be close to your children as they play and explore. The highlight of last year was the full size Roller Disco, it’s back again alongside Bubble Magicians, Arts & Crafts Workshops and the incredible Groove School hosting DJ classes and its own mini club and disco. Classics such as face painters, children’s theatre and story telling, nature trails, kid’s cinema club and sports and games will all be back and yes, definitely a big yes to the straw bales ! Also many of the activities above are totally free of charge so this is very much family friendly on the pocket too.
2017’s Alfresco Festival will also see many other new additions including a fantastic well being area. Our choice of street food stall and bars has increased with an incredible variety of worldly and classic British cuisine. The bars will be at every stage including a new main bar in the central area that this year will sell draught lagers, ales and locally brewed ciders. With regular camping and quite beautiful glamping options available we truly cater for all you weekend revellers plus the local hotels are plentiful and close by. Day visitors are also very welcome and single day tickets are available for each of the three days. We are blessed with such a stunning area that we’ll decorate to give you a full festival experience, please come and join us in 2017 as we keep moving forward to give you the best weekend we possibly can.
Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)
Crazy P Soundsytem
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