Festivals In Kent 2022

Our Festivals In Kent in 2022 round up features pop, classical, rock to country music, tribute acts and food and drink events, there is plenty for all tastes and ages. Regularly updated with more details as they are released, it’s time to start filling up those diaries now for a range of festivals in the county this year.
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By Sophie Bland & Alice Mulinya

Updated 24th June 2022

Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival
Tunbridge Wells
5th to 26th June 2022

Range of events at the Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival including Henry Normal, Costa prize-winner Hannah Lower, and collaborations blending spoken word with both contemporary and classical music from harp and piano. In addition to these nationally and internationally acclaimed performers and performances, plus the best of local poetry and offer a variety of opportunities for emerging talent to shine.

Stour Music Festival
All Saints Church Boughton Aluph, Ashford
17th to 26th June 2022
This festival of early music is celebrating its 60 anniversary and includes 3 short operas by Rameau, Handel and Purcell, first-timers include the 4 natural trumpets of Spiritato in a programme with the Marian Consort that inspired Bach. Plus The Swingles, Musica Secreta whose all-female soundworld of 16th Century and in a steamy Argentinian twist, Tango Siempre with a pair of fabulous Tango dancers. In addition, BBC Radio 3 to record further Stour debutants, The Consone Quartet (Mozart & Schubert), and closing the festival, Purcell’s The Indian Queen with its menagerie of hissing snakes, croaking toads and high tenors.

Egerton Music Festival
23rd June to 3rd July
Egerton, Ashford
Enjoy music, films, an exhibition, music quiz, bands & BBQ, opera and comedy, picnic, plus lots more. Held every three years, the event is organised by a small group of enthusiasts living in the village.

Leisure Festival
Dreamland Margate
24th June 2022
Price: £52.25/VIP Viewing Platform: £71.50/Disabled Access and Carer: £19.25/Access Platform and Carer: £19.25. Booking fees apply
Time: 3pm-11pm – last entry 10pm
Age Guidance: 16 years +. Under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult 18 years +. Max 2 under 18-year-olds per adult
Mitski, Clairo, Soccer Mommy, Nilüfer Yanya, Sorry, CMAT, L’Rain, Léa Sen, HighSchool and Social Singing Choir play at this one day event.

Foodies Festival
Mote Park, Maidstone
24th to 26th June 2022
With Scouting For Girls, Lee & Simon from Blue, Liberty X and East 17 enjoy a celebration of top chefs, tasty food, and delicious drinks while watching the live music. See MasterChef champions, Michelin-starred and top local chefs cooking their signature summer recipes in The Chefs Theatre. Great British Bake off inspired theatre, stars from the show, street food & drink stalls, kids cookery school and lots more.

Canterbury Wine Festival
Westgate Hall, Canterbury
25th June 2022
Price: £35 – includes over 25 wine tastings. Masterclass: Additional £20.
Time: 2 sessions -11am-2pm & 3pm-6pm
Indulge in the county’s vibrant viticulture and meet the award-winning vineyards and try over 25 locally produced wines, plus book a Masterclass with the wine expert.

Field Vibrations Festival
Cole Farm, Folkestone
25th June 2022
Time: 25th June 12Noon to 26th June 11am
Price: Day & Night Camping: £38.75/Concession:£22.25. Booking fees apply
See some of Kent’s musicians, label owners and DJs, expect some house, disco, italo, electro, breaks, jungle, ghettotech and more. With Punk & Plume’s drag and circus performers with non stop sounds.

Party In The Park
The Appleyard Sports Ground, Sittingbourne
25th June 2022
Price: Members/Non Members – Adult: £12.50/£17.50/Child – 3 to 17 years: £7.50/Under 3 years: Free/Family – 2 adults + 21 children: £35/£45
Time: 2pm
Family-friendly music festival. Music from Marylebone Jelly, Robbie Williams tribute, Curb Pilots, The Martellos and many more, with fairground, inflatables and lots more.

AMAC Music Festival
The Drum Inn, Ashford
25th June 2022
Price: Free
Time: 12Noon
Original music in a countryside setting at The Drum inn. Features The Shop Window, Next To Mountains, Fate The Juggler and lots more.

Wealden Literary Festival
Boldshaves, Ashford
25th & 26th June 2022
Price: General ticket – entry to Bolshaves only – Adult: £12/Child: £8. Ticketed events – prices vary.
Time: 25th 9am-10pm & 26th: 9am-7pm
This is a unique cultural event that every Summer attracts acclaimed authors, poets, artists, and makers. Each of them has taken inspiration from the environment, wilderness and the spirit of place. There is an extraordinary array of talks, debates, creative workshops and hands-on outdoor events. Talks by poet laureate Simon Armitage, best selling author Helen Macdonald, an array of other writers, a children’s art workshop, a free forest school, literary and cooking workshops, puppet performances, with camping available too – plus lots more events and activities.

The Great Comp Music Festival
Sevenoaks

26th June to 27th August 2022
Price: £20-£28
Time: 8pm – 26th June, 3rd, 16th, 23rd & 30th July and 27th August
Chamber music performed by artists of international reputation in an intimate, comfortable converted stable; outside a 7-acre garden in its summer splendour surrounding a 17th Century manor house. Described as a mini-Glyndebourne of chamber music, the festival returns after 2 years’ absence.

Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival
Sandwich
27th June to 3rd July 2022
The Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival is a multi-arts festival that highlights traditional and contemporary folk life and folk arts, in a beautiful medieval town. Featuring live music, traditional dancing, folk sessions, open mic nights, quiz nights, and lots more. With a vintage funfair on the Sandwich Quay, filled with classic rides, stalls, live music and family-friendly entertainment – this is a festival for all.

St Edmund’s Festival
St Edmund’s School, Canterbury
29th June to 5th July
Price: Free & Ticketed events
See brother-and-sister duo Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason (pictured) who open the Festival. Sheku winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year shot to fame performing at the 2018 Royal Wedding. There is the Young Virtuosi Showcase, Gumboots Reggae, Jenna Russell, and lots more events including a Firework Finale and Go Dancing! with James & Ola Jordan.

Kent County Show 2022 At Kent Showground in Maidstone
JULY

FoundTown Festival
Canterbury
1st & 2nd July 2022
Price: Adult: From £35/Child – under 13 years: Free. Booking fees apply
Advisory Notes: Under 13 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with an adult ticket.
Rescheduled event, the FoundTown Festival features live music, food markets and lots more in a woodland setting. Noble Jacks and CoCo and the Butterfields headline.

Skagate
Olby’s Creative Hub Margate

1st & 2nd July 2022
Price: In Advance/On Door – Friday: £18.50/£20/Saturday: £22.50/£25/Weekend: £30/£35.Booking fees apply
Skagate At Olby’s Creative Hub Margate is a weekend of live music celebrating the Great British music culture and its relationship with the sounds that inspired the rise of Two Tone. The event features Stranger Cole, Intensified, Chainska Brassika and Skashack DJs.

The Spirit Of Tenterden Festival
Tenterden Recreation Ground

1st to 3rd July 2022
Price: Free entry
Time: 1st July: 4pm-10pm, 2nd July: 10am-10pm & 3rd July: 11am-5pm
Food, drink, music event with real ale, 40+ beers and cider, a gin bar, street food, art and craft stalls, live music, dog show, military vehicles displays and lots more.

Ramsgate FreeWheelin FEASTival
Ramsgate
1st to 3rd July 2022
Price: Free entry – some events may incur fees
Time: 1st July: 11am-9pm, 2nd July: 9am-9pm & 3rd July: 10am-6pm
An exciting fun-filled weekend for the whole family with street foods, bars, alfresco dining, live music, children’s entertainment, food & craft stalls – all served up with big helpings of humour, colour and character.

Deal Music & Arts Festival
Deal
1st to 16th July 2022
A 16-day Summer Festival to enjoy world-class music and art in this beautiful and historic corner of England, which encompasses the ancient ports of Deal, Sandwich and Dover. Confirmed acts include Jess Gilliam with London Mozart Players, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, The Changeling Theatre’s Othello, The Ukulele Orchestra of GB, Katie Bray portraying Frida Kahlo, Academy of Ancient Music, Dame Evelyn Glennie and Trio HLK.

Children’s Festival
Walmer Green, Deal
2nd July 2022
Price: Free entry
Time: 12Noon-4pm
Children’s Festival on Walmer Green near Deal features kites on the beach, circus skills, The Junk Orchester, face painting, craft classes, a fair, plus lots more.

Medway Open Studios & Arts Festival
Medway
2nd to 10th July 2022
Explore hidden creative workspaces and secret studios across Medway. Along the trail, you can take part in art activities and events, view exhibitions, talk to the artists, buy art and crafts, and see first-hand the array of artistic talent and opportunities in this impressively creative area of Kent.

Broadstairs FreeWheelin FEASTival 2022
Viking Bay Parade, Broadstairs
7th to 10th July 2022
Price: Free entry – some events may incur fees
Time: 7th & 8th July: 10am to 7pm, 9th July: 9am-7pm & 10th July: 10am-6pm
An exciting fun-filled weekend for the whole family with street foods, bars, alfresco dining, live music, children’s entertainment, food & craft stalls – all served up with big helpings of humour, colour and character.

JAM On The Marsh
New Romney
7th to 17th July 2022
JAM on the Marsh is a festival of outstanding, music, theatre, poetry and exhibitions. With 6 exhibitions, 2 poetry recitals and a Romney Marsh Churches Mosaics Trail, featuring all 14 of the Marsh’s medieval churches for the first time.

The Pub in the Park
Dunloran Park, Tunbridge Wells
8th to 10th July 2022
Price: 8th July 5.30pm-10pm– Adult: £52.95/Child – 6-15 years: £37.98/Child 0-5 years: Free/VIP – 16 years+: £104.20. 9th July 11:30am – 4.30pm: Adult: £43.40/Child – 6-15 years: £27.13/Child – 0-5 years: Free/Family – 2 adults + 2 children: £99.08./VIP – 16 years +: £88.83. 9th July 5.30pm–10pm: Adult: £55.51/Child – 6-15 years: £40.69/Child – 0-5 years: Free/VIP – 16 years +: £106.76. 10th July 1pm–7pm: Adult: £46.11/Child – 6-15 years: £29.84/Child – 0-5 years: Free/Family – 2 adults + 2 children: £109.33/VIP – 16 years +: £93.95. Weekend Ticket: Adult: £165.70/Child – 6-15 years: £93.95/Child -0-5 years: Free. Booking fees apply.
Advisory Notes: Child tickets must be booked with an adult ticket and cannot be booked
separately. Every paying adult can book one free ticket for 0-5 year old.
Offering chart topping acts, award-winning food, demonstrations and lots more. Acts include Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Faithless, Spice Girl Melanie C, Aswad and lots more.

Bowl Inn Beer Festival
Drum Inn, Ashford
8th to 10th July 2022
Enjoy live music, with 20 plus ales, ciders and a cocktail tent and a BBQ.

Kent County Show
Kent Showground, Maidstone
8th to 10th July 2022
Price: Each day:/Adult – 14 years +: £19.50/Child: 13 years and under: Free. Free parking
Time: 9am-5pm
With educational fun for the whole family, discover rural life as you make your way around each of the Showground’s interactive sections. From showjumping to livestock shows, garden life and shopping, there are plenty of favourites at this year’s show.

Ice Cream Festival
Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, Maidstone
9th & 10th July 2022
Price: Kent Life Members: Free/Adult: £12/Child – 2 to 15 years: £12/Concession – over 60 years + and students: £12/Family – 2 adults + 2 children: £44/Child – under 2 years: Free/Carer: Free. Booking essential – no walk ins. Members must book. Additional fees for some rides/attractions may apply. Booking fees apply
Time: 10am-5pm. Last entry 4pm
Kent Life welcomes back the Ice Cream Festival. There will be over 40 fabulous varieties of ice cream to try and buy and don’t forget to visit the toppings station to finish off your ice cream with a variety of syrups, marshmallows, and sprinkles. You can also try out our paddle boats and take part in the usual fabulous Kent Life animal activities.

Lullingstone Craft & Quilt Festival
Lullingstone Castle, Sevenoaks
15th to 17th July 2022
Price: Adult: £12.50/Child – Under 16 years: Free/Guild Members: £7.50
Time: 10.30am-4.30pm
With over 40 artisan craft stalls and 100 stunning quilt and patchwork exhibits, immerse yourself in all things crafty with a variety of demonstrations in quilting, lacemaking, spinning, weaving and embroidery. Plus Make and Take workshops.

The Freewheelin FeasTival
Westgate-On_Sea
15th to 17th July 2022
Price: Free entry
Time 15th Juy: 11am-7pm, 16th July: 9am-7pm & 17th July: 10am-5pm
Street foods, bars, alfresco dining, live music, children’s entertainment, food and craft stalls, all served up with big helpings of humour, colour and character.

Blue Reef Fest
Loddington Farm, Maidstone
15th to 17th July 2022
Price: Weekend Pass -Adult: £75/Child: £37.50. Day Ticket – Adult: £50/Child: £25. Service fees apply
Time: 15th July 12Noon to 17th July 12Midnight
The spirit of this festival is to come together to celebrate the good things in life. In its second year, this will include live music, a live street art piece, creatives, food and drink stalls, and an array of classic and custom VW campervans, motorcycles, scooters and lots more. Camping and glamping is also available.

Medway Gaming & Creative Festival
Historic Chatham Dockyard, Medway
16th & 17th July 2022
Price: Day Ticket – Adult: £16/Child: £10. Must book in advance
Time: 10am-5pm
This festival has something to appeal to every gamer, from pro to novice, and will showcase talent, art, creativity and culture, uniting players for a weekend of entertainment. Visitors to the 2-day festival will be able to watch, play and learn about games; meet special guests; join competitions; experience new and retro gaming; as well as enjoy fun, interactive exhibits such as Robot Wars and Cosplay masquerade..

Hythe Food & Drink Festival 2022 plus Hythe Live!
Holman’s Field, Hythe
20th to 24th July 2022
Price: Hythe Food & Drink Festival 2022: Free entry/ Hythe Live – 20th to 23rd July – 4 acts Adult – 18 years+: £10
Concession – 65 years+/ disabled/disabled carer: £7.50.
Time: Hythe Food & Drink Festival – 20th & 21st July: 12Noon-6pm, 22nd July: 10am-8pm, 23rd July: 9am-7pm & 24th July: 10am-6pm. Hythe Live – 20th to 23rd July: 7pm-9.30pm
Hythe’s most highly anticipated food & drink festival celebrates its 7th year, and will now be held over 5 days due to growing visitor numbers . In addition, the Hythe Live event runs alongside the festival. By day, enjoy the artisan craft and produce marquee, photography exhibitions, local interest displays, and, by night for 4 of the evenings, ticketed stand-up comedy and special music events.

Herne Bay Cartoon Festival
Beach Creative, Herne Bay
22nd to 30th July 2022
Price: Free
Time: 10am-4pm
This year’s exhibition will explore the history of comic strips from its earliest days to the most recent first black female superhero, Nubia. As comics are popular with younger people, they hope that this will attract a younger audience who do not often go to galleries or feel art is not for them. Part of Herne Bay Festival.

Iwade Rock Festival
Iwade Playing Fields, Sittingbourne
23rd July 2022
Price: Adult: £15/Child: £8/Family: £40/Booking fees apply
Time: 11am
Charity music event in Sittingbourne and acts include Marylebone Jelly, Four Star Fire, David Shepherd, Echo 90, The Choo’s and The Lost Search Party.

Kent Gin Fest
Tonbridge Castle
23rd to 24th July 2022
Price: Saturday – Early Bird Standard: £16.20/Early Bird VIP: SOLD OUT. Sunday – Early Bird Standard £16.20/Early Bird VIP Ticket: £42.66/ Weekend – Early Bird Standard £27
Time: 12Noon-9pm
Age Guidance: 18 years + only
The UK’s biggest outdoor gin Festival lands in Kent. Now in its 5th year, this widely acclaimed gin festival is travelling to glorious Kent and will be taking up residency at the spectacular Tonbridge Castle with their first full weekend gin fest experience. Celebrate the extraordinary craftsmanship of independent Kent, British and worldwide gin distillers at this unique Summer event. With demonstrations on all things gin, and live entertainment all day, this is one of the hottest gin festival tickets for 2022.

Crickstock
The Cricketers, Dover
24th & 25th July 2022
Price: 24th June- Adult: £4/Child – 16 years and under: £2/VIP bench for 8: £70. 25th June – Adult: £9/Child – 16 years and under: £3/VIP bench for 8: £120
Time: 24th June: 6pm-10pm. 25th June: 1pm-10pm
A local run music festival all for charity and the best local bands play. There’s beer, food and music at this fundraiser for the Pilgrims Hospice. Bands include The Skatotonics.

Chickenstock Festival
Petts Wood Farm, Sittingbourne
28th To 31st July 2022
Price: Carer: Free upon request. Child – under 16 years: Free. 4 Day Camping Ticket – 16 years +: £15. 4 Day Ticket Adult: £89/Child – 16-17 years: £45. 2 Day Ticket – Adult: £69/Child – 16-17 years: £35. Adult 2 Night Camping Ticket after 8am on 30th: £10. 28th July – Day Ticket: Adult: £25/Child – 16-17 years: £15. 29th, 30th & 31st July  – Day Ticket: Adult: £45/16-17 years: £22.50
Time: 28th July – 5pm-12Midnight. 20th to 31st July: 11am-12Midnight
A range of music at this 4 day event, with the likes of True Strays, Cara Dillon, Lucy Blu, Beans on Toast and lots, lots more.  Started by Moya & Beth Taylor in 2018 in their back garden, this event has grown quickly to be in the paddocks at Pett Farm. With food stalls and camping this boutique music festival in Sittingbourne has over 40 bands playing, with children’s activities in the Hen House Activity Tent.

Summertime Live
Mote Park, Maidstone
29th July 2022
Price: General Admission – First Release: £35/2nd Release: £38.50/The Garden: £65/The Garden Upgrade – with General Admission: £30. Carer: Free. Booking fees apply
A live 32-piece orchestra playing some of the biggest dance anthems of the last 30 years under the stars. Featuring Classic Ibiza, chart-topping DJs, live entertainers, a funfair, and lots more at Summertime Live in Maidstone.

Farriers Festival 2022
Farriers Arms, The Forstal, Ashford
29th to 31st July 2022

Price: Friday Adult: £15/Saturday Adult: £20/Sunday Adult: £15/Weekend Adult: £35/Under 18 years: Free/Camping Weekend: £30/Service fees apply
Enjoy live music alongside real ales and a variety of food stalls to suit everyone at the Farriers Festival 2022 in Ashford.

Musique Cordiale Festival
Faversham
29th July to 3rd August 2022
The Musique Cordiale Festival in Faversham is an annual mini-festival, beginning with a concert of chamber music and will conclude, after a series featuring an exciting variety of choral, orchestral, chamber and jazz concerts, with Gioachino Rossini‘s Petite Messe Solennelle (Little Solemn Mass) and other works to be announced.

Herne Bay Festival
Herne Bay
29th July to 31st August 2022
This year’s theme is Try Something New and there is plenty to attempt this year with Wild Geese Theatre, storytelling, foraging, music, creative writing, Baytastic in the Memorial Park, the Herne Bay Carnival, Beach finds Artwork, Painty Things, Jazz and Swing on the Pier, Cartoonist weekend, workshops, exhibitions, wrestling, markets, seashore safari, and of course the Grand Fireworks Finale.

Farriers Festival 2022
Farriers Arms, The Forstal, Ashford
29th July to 31st July 2022
Price: Friday Adult: £15/Saturday Adult: £20/Sunday Adult: £15/Weekend Adult: £35/Under 18 years: Free/Camping Weekend: £30/Service fees apply
Enjoy live music alongside real ales and a variety of food stalls to suit everyone at the Farriers Festival 2022 in Ashford.

Glitterbomb In The Park
Mote Park, Maidstone
30th July 2022
Price: General Admission – 1st Release: £29.50/1st Release Group -5 for 4: £23.60/Child 6-12 years: £10/Child 0-5 years: £2/Carer: Free. Booking fees apply
Time: 1pm-10pm.Last entry 7pm
Kent’s LGBTQ+ festival Gitterball in the Park features performances from Cheryl Hole, Ellie Diamond, with DJ sets from Fleur East and Rylan, and acts including S Club, Mo Heart plus lots more.

Baytastic
Memorial Park, Herne Bay
31st July 2022
Price: Free
Time: 10am-4pm

Presented by Herne Bay’s Ladies Who Latte, who after last year’s success and thanks to support from the local community, plan 2022 to be bigger and better than ever. Activities include a picnic in the park, entertainment, live wrestling matches, model boats, inflatables for all ages, as well as lots more for children, babies and toddlers. There will also be a variety of food and drink on offer, local stalls and vendors, handmade crafts, homemade products, Herne Bay businesses, local community groups and clubs, plus competitions taking place throughout the day with prizes up for grabs. Plus lots more to come. Part of the Herne Bay Festival.

 

AUGUST

 Margate Soul Festival
Margate Winter Gardens & Olby’s Soul Café, Margate
5th to 7th August 2022
Price: Ticket Phase 3: Day Ticket – Friday: Adult: £45/Child: £35/Saturday: Adult: £55/Child: £35/Sunday – Adult: £55/Child: £35/Weekend Ticket – Adult: £99/Child: £50
The UK’s most anticipated Soul Festival is back in Kent for 2022. Margate Soul Festival is held annually on the first weekend of August and brings together an exciting international line up over 3 days. The main outdoor arena The Redstripe Sunset Stage overlooking the sea, provides the backdrop to 2 days of live music, DJ’s and dancing, whilst The Margate Winter Gardens and Olby’s Soul Cafe offer 6 rooms of music for thousands of happy people throughout the weekend. Also, free stages dotted around the Old Town give it a unique feel.

Rock The Mote
Mote Park,  Maidstone
5th to 7th August 2022
Price: Adults (16+) General Admission/Saturday First Release: £38.64/Saturday Second Release: £44.24/Sunday First Release: £27.44/Sunday Second Release: £33.04/Weekend First Release: £55.44/Children General Admission/Saturday First Release Child (10-15 years): £13.44/Sunday First Release Child -10-15 years: £13.44/Weekend First Release Child -10-15 years: £22.40/Child -0-9 years: Free. Camping and parking tickets are also available.
Time: 1pm-10pm: Last entry 7pm

Described as the festival with the UK’s best tribute acts, Rock the Mote in Maidstone covers decades of great music. The event is considered the next best thing to the original artists at a fraction of the cost, with stadium staging, lighting and sound. Featuring tributes to Fleetwood Mac, Fall Out Boy, ACDC, Guns N’ Roses, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Dua Lipa, David Bowie and Whitney Houston. Rock The Mote will also be introducing Thunder Dome, a brand new stage with rock tributes to Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica and more. Plus DJ performances, a beer, cider and ale village, street food, cocktail vendors and fairground rides.

Kent 50’s Festival
Sandwich
5th to 7th August 2022
Price: Day ticket: £35/Weekend ticket: £60
Three day rock ‘ n ‘ roll event, with 12 bands at indoor and outdoor venues, with a vintage market, classic car show, jive lesson, and lots more.

Broadstairs Folk Week Festival
Broadstairs, Thanet
5th to 12th August 2022
A traditional folk music festival that for 55 years has become a magnet for people who love authentic music. New bands, old favourites and all the delights you expect to see at a folk festival. This year they have a new, dedicated dance venue at the Sarah Thorne Theatre, where there will be dance workshops, lunchtime and evening ceilidhs. If you have ever fancied Appalachian clogging or finding out what contra dance is, this is the place to be and it’s all included in the Festival Lite ticket. Plus concerts, a craft and music fair, children’s festival dances, festival campsite, Morris dancers and pub sessions.

Margate Pride
Margate, Thanet
13th August 2022
For 2022, this LGBTQIA+ arts festival includes the Pride Rally, events and a party at the Oval Bandstand in Margate. Support artists and local businesses at the Margate Pride Art Trail, where you can expect films, exhibitions, art, music, talks, art residency, performance, education and workshops for the whole community. Also, linked events on various dates at locations throughout Margate, TBC.

Gratitude Festival
Yalding, Maidstone
19th & 20th August 2022
Price: Weekend Ticket- Adult: £75/Child: £35/Family – 4 people minimum of 2 children: £180/Under 5 years: Free – must book a ticket. Day Ticket – Adult: £50/Child: £20/Under 5 years: Free – must book a ticket. Parking: £5 – must be purchased in advance. Booking fees apply. Camping & Glamping options available
Time: 11am-11.30pm
Gratitude music festival strives to bring you a relaxed, safe enjoyable family weekend with some outstanding music, held in a picturesque setting. There’s a dance tent with top DJs covering house music, funk, soul, disco and much more for all to enjoy. Plus a Kids Zone managed by trained childminders, a wellbeing field for self-care activities, and lots more including food stalls. Music headlines include hip-hop and EDM group, Stereo MC’s, RatPack duo DJ Lipmaster Mark and MC Evenson Allen from the warehouse rave scene and tribute acts.

A New Day Festival
Mount Ephraim Gardens, Faversham
19th to 21st August 2022
Price: Day Ticket -Adult: £49/Child – 10-15 years: £18. 2 Day Weekend Ticket – Adult: £95. 3 Day Weekend Ticket – Adult: £125/Child – 10-15 years: £35. Concession – Disabled Adult & Carer 3 day ticket: £165
Under 10 years – any ticket (with or without camping): Free. Booking fees apply, though no fees if paying mail order by cheque.
Festivals in Kent in 2022 includes this 3 day event in the beautiful setting of Mount Ephraim Gardens, featuring the very best in prog-rock, classic rock, blues, and roots music. Created by enthusiastic music lovers who appreciate the importance of great nostalgic sounds. In addition, acts a include Jethro Tull, Deborah Bonham, The Sweet, and lots more.

Contra Pop
Mains Sands, Ramsgate
20th & 21st August 2022
Price: Free
Two-day event encompassing live performances from some of the foremost artists working at the intersection between experimental music and pop.

Alfresco Festival 2022
Edenbridge, Sevenoaks
25th to 29th August 2022
Price: Single Day Tickets – includes access to the full day line-up duration: Thursday Adult Ticket: £22/Friday Adult Ticket: £33/Saturday Adult Ticket: £49.50/Sunday Adult Ticket: £49.50/Under 18 years Single Day Ticket: £22/Under 5 years Single Day Ticket: Free/Saturday Family Ticket (very limited): £121.90/Sunday Family Ticket: £121.90/Family Tickets are for 2 adults & 3 kids./Single Adult, Family and Under 18 years  Full Weekend Tickets, plus camping prices available on their website.
Festivals in Kent in 2022 also features this award-winning independent electronic music festival in Kent, featuring the world’s best DJs. This August Bank Holiday weekend event is suitable for the whole family, with lots of entertainment and activities, various street food stalls, plus lots more.

Brogdale Cider Trail
Brogdale Collections, Faversham
27th & 28th August 2022
Price: Per day – Adult – 16 years +: £15/Concession – Student/60 yeas +: £13/Child – 3-15 years: £5/Child – under 3 years: Free/Family- 2 adults + 2 children (3-15 years): £35
Time: 10am-5pm
Sample over 50 ciders locally produced. Brogdale rolls up the barn doors to local producers of Artisan and specialist cider. Barrels of scrumptious cider and Perry only available in selected outlets will be racked and ready for visitors to sample. This Festivals in Kent in 2022 event has entertainment that will include live music,  with local bands such as Hullabaloo and Jumbo Gumbo, in addition, there are activities for little festival goers, fair games and of course cider making demonstrations.

CSP In The Park
Dane John Gardens, Canterbury
27th & 28th August 2022
Price: Free entry
Free music festival with live bands, DJs, food and drink stalls plus entertainment.

Kent Tribute Festival
Strode Park, Herne Bay
28th August 2022
Price: Adult: £32.50/Child – 17 years or under: Free (not available in VIP Area, a full ticket will need to be purchased)/Senior – 65 years +: £28/VIP: £69.50
Tickets now on sale for this tribute fest with acts replicating musicians such as Kylie, ABBA, Michael Jackson, Prince, Bob Marley, and Kings Of Leon. With bouncy castles, animal displays and food and drink stalls. A popular event for our Festivals in Kent in 2022.

SEPTEMBER

Camp Wildfire
Sevenoaks
2nd to 5th September 2022
Price: Elementary Weekend Ticket: £245/Standard Weekend Ticket: £295
Enjoy a wild weekend in a gorgeous forest retreat with 100 activities, 50 live bands and DJs, games, a spa, plus food and drinks. There’s plenty to choose from including cocktail mixology, hot air ballooning, creative writing, raft building, mountain biking, burlesque and lots, lots more. Music choices include Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon, The Allergies and Little Boots, and games including Tag Pull, Limbo and the Pegface Challenge. It’s easy to see why this is described as an adventure by day party by night event. Camping available.

Let’s Rock Festival
Mote Park, Maidstone
3rd September 2022
Price: Adult- Tier 3: £42/Child – 3- 12 years: Free/VIP: £140/Posh Loo- Tier 1: £20
With a fabulous line-up of artists to bring you the very best of the ’80s and an action-packed day of general ’80s madness, there is plenty to do for everyone at this family-friendly festival for the Festivals in Kent in 2022 round up. Don’t miss out on this chance for a retro blast with a lineup that includes Bananarama, Sister Sledge, Wet Wet and ABC, plus lots more.

Philippine Festival of Food, Music And Culture
Hawkinge Community Centre, Folkestone
3rd September 2022
The festival features various events showcasing Filipino dishes, culture, and music.

Faversham Hop Festival
Faversham
3rd & 4th September 2022

Price: Free
Over 60 bands and performers provide 70 hours of live music across 5 stages, dedicated busker areas and alternate venues like the Festival Village. There is entertainment and dance showcasing, Morris and other styles, a large family area with rides, children’s activities and entertainment, a fairground, magic shows, juggling, balloon twisting, Harry the Hop and more. There’s camping available, as well as lots of other activities, including behind-the-scenes Brewery Tours at Shepherd Neame.

Folkestone Funny Fest
Folkestone Harbour Arm
9th & 10th September 2022
Price: From £23.72. Booking fees included
Time: 6pm-10pm

Age Guidance: 16 years +. Under 18 years accompanied by an adult
Join the Folkestone Funny Fest at Folkestone Harbour Arm for two nights of laughter with this debut stand-up comedy event. Across two shows, 10 fantastic comedians will take to the stage and see Friday Ed Byrne headlining with Andrew Maxwell, Jen Brister, Huge Davies and Sophie Duker. Also, Simon Brodkin AKA Lee Nelson is headlining with Zoe Lyons, Rob Deering, Helen Bauer and Tom Ward.

Salute to the 40s at the Historic Dockyard Chatham in Medway

Salute to the ’40s
Historic Dockyard Chatham, Medway
10th & 11th September 2022
Price: Saturday: Adult: £23/Concession: £21/Child: £15/Family: £63/Additional child: £11. Both Days:  Adult: £34/Concession: £31/Child: £23/Family: £92/Additional Child: £16
This addition to the Festivals in Kent in 2022 round up gives you time to start planning your vintage outfit and perfecting your victory rolls now. Moreover, the wartime spirit is very much alive and we’ll meet again with live music, classic cars, fashion parades and so much more. A weekend of family fun.

Hops ‘n’ Harvest Beer Festival
Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, Maidstone
10th & 11th September 2022
Price: Kent Life Members: Free. Saturday 10th September – Adult: £14/Child – 2 to 15 years: £11/Concession – over 60 years + and students: £12/Family – 2 adults + 2 children: £45/Child – under 2 years: Free. Sunday 11th September – Adult: £12/Child – 2 to 15 years: £10/Concession – over 60 years + and students: £10/Family – 2 adults + 2 children: £40/Child – under 2 years: Free. Additional fees for some rides/attractions may apply. Booking fees apply
Time: 10th: 10am-9pm last entry 7pm. 11th 10am-6pm, last entry 6pm
Visitors can join in with the traditional hand-picking of hops, as well as meet historical characters from Kent’s past. Plus sample up to 50 varieties of locally brewed ales and ciders while absorbing the fantastic live music programme, or take time to visit one of the last working coal-fired oast houses in the country, and witness the hop-making process from picking to drying. There’s also lots of Kent Life entertainment to enjoy, from animal encounters to tractor rides to live music.

Grill n Chill  
Hop Farm Family Park, Paddock Wood, Tonbridge
16th to 18th September 2022
Festivals in Kent in 2022 listing Grill n Chill is back for another fun-filled weekend featuring classic VWs, held at The Hop Farm. All the best things you enjoy from a traditional car show, however, with a more chilled-out vibe, plenty of good food, good conversation and good rides. Moreover, after each day of four-wheeled fun, it will be time to chill with friends in a laid back atmosphere.

We Will Meet Again 
Betteshanger Country Park, Deal
16th to 19th September
Same place, the same great line up of attractions and entertainment – but bigger, better and for longer than before for this year’s We Will Meet Again At Betteshanger Country Park in Deal. It is another great event for Festivals in Kent in 2022 and it promises something for everyone, with re-enactors and military vehicles, trade stalls, arts and crafts and 1940s fashion, music and song. A static Spitfire and UH-1 Huey helicopter are among the many attractions.

Revival in the Park
Mote Park, Maidstone
17th September 2022
Price: General Admission – 2nd Release: £39.50/2nd Release group – 5 for 4: £31.60/VIP: £59.50/Carer: Free. Booking fees apply
Time: 1pm-10.30-pm
Back with their biggest line-up to date, Revival in the Park will be bringing you music from the eras of dance, pop, garage, rave, DnB and everywhere in-between. In addition, there is a  new arena host venue and four awesome arenas, for Festivals in Kent in 2022 this is an event you wouldn’t want to miss. In addition, Liberty X, N-Trance, Slipmatt, D:Ream, A1, Hype, B2B, Brockie, Ed Rush, and many more will be playing.

Canterbury Food & Drink Festival 
Dane John Gardens, Canterbury
23rd to 25th September 2022
Price: Free entry
Time: 23rd & 24th September: 10am-6pm & 25th September: 10am-5pm
With over 100 traders, 2 stages of music, a dedicated kids’ area, and a festival bar, it’s more than just a food festival, it’s a celebration of Kent and Canterbury. This ultimate showcase for the thriving cathedral city’s culinary scene, and the county as a whole for that matter. Situated within the city’s historic Dane John Gardens, this is Kent’s largest and most highly-anticipated celebration of food, drink and culture.

Soultasia
Mote Park, Maidstone
24th September 2022
Price: 1st Release Standard: £28/Golden Circle Ticket: £50. Booking fees apply
Time: 1pm-10.30pm
Soultasia’s soul extravaganza is described as a lifetime celebration of soul and disco featuring  4 decades of absolute legendary performers. These include Jocelyn Brown, Kenny Thomas, Odyssey and more.

The Last Dance Festival
Dreamland Margate
24th September

Price: £32.46/Standing VIP Platform: £54.45/Disabled Access & Carer: £10.75/Access Platform & Carer: £10.75/Booking fees apply
Time: 1pm-10pm
Multi award-winning artist Faithless comes to Dreamland in Margate for a special DJ set alongside Mr Scruff, Crazy P, Norman Jay, Don Letts, Dat Brass, Ashley B and Jo Wallace & many more.

Tenterden Folk Festival 2022 
29th September to 2nd October 2022
Concerts, workshops, dances, shows, stalls, crafts, street theatre and lots more.

Broadstairs Food Festival
Broadstairs, Thanet
30th September to 2nd October 2022
Victoria Gardens, Broadstairs
Price: Free Entry
Time: 30th September & 1st October: 10am-6pm, 2nd October: 10am-5pm
Additional Notes: Guide dogs only.
Visitors can expect over 100 independent food and drink producers, many of them ‘Taste of Kent ‘award finalists. The Festival Theatre will feature all-things foodie – live cooking demonstrations, talks, including plenty of fabulous local food and drink producers, street food and live music.

 

OCTOBER

Oktoberfest
Mote Park, Maidstone
1st October 2022
Price: 12pm Session – £10/FOH Table – up to 8 people: £200. 6pm Session – £10/FOH Table – up to 8 people: £200. Booking fees apply
Time: 2 x 5 hour sessions 12Noon & 6pm
Kent’s biggest German beer festival returns, with even more German beer and food, and drinking games at Mote Park in Maidstone. With oompah music, tribute acts, prizes for best fancy dress and lots more.

Bournefest
The Appleyard, Sittingbourne
1st October 2022
Price: £35
Time: 1pm-11pm
With respected names in the rock and blues music scene acts include Mississippi Macdonald, Aynsley Lister, Tom Killner and more at this festival organised by The Bourne Music Club.

Oktoberfest Tonbridge
Tonbridge Racecourse Sportsground
14th & 15th October 2022
Price: £4.50-£27.50. Group bookings available. Booking fees apply.Time: 14th October: 6pm-11pm. Last entry 7.30pm/15th October 12Noon-5pm & 6pm-11pm (last entry 7.30pm)
Age Guidance: 18 years +
For the first time at the sportsground expect at this beer festival a fully decorated German beer tent, 3 sessions across the weekend, with a live Oompah band and DJs, food stalls and of course beer!

Canterbury Festival
Canterbury
15th October to 5th November 2022
Canterbury Festival is an extravaganza of music, performance, talks, family events, science and more in the heart of Kent – now in its 39th year. Announcements will soon be made of what’s on, with bookings from the 8th of August.

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Picture Credit: © Top to bottom: Let’s Rock Festival, Kent County Show, Margate Soul Festival, Salute to the ’40s, Alfresco Festival.

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