Lineups for the Main Stage and the Electric weekend at the Forum are now live!

Local & Live 2014 – Tunbridge Wells’ Free, Original Music Festival

Update: lineups for the Main Stage and the Electric weekend at the Forum are now live!

2014 sees the Local & Live Music Festival celebrate its 9th year as Kent’s biggest free, original music festival. Having grown steadily from a modest community event to a cornerstone of the Kent musical calendar, the event regularly welcomes over 20,000 people over four days. Taking place over August bank holiday weekend, the 2014 Festival is set to be the biggest yet. This year, in order to accommodate the growing crowds and to take the opportunity to promote even more of Kent’s incredible musical talent, the main stage moves to the idyllic surroundings of Calverley Grounds in the centre of Tunbridge Wells.

Each year, the event showcases hundreds of superb acts and in 2014 the centre stage at Calverley Grounds will be supported by fringe events across multiple venues around the town, including  The Forum, Sankeys, The Beau Nash, The Royal Oak, The Black Dog Café, The Trading Post ,  No. 9 (previously Thorins), The Grey Lady  and The Bedford, all enabling the event to reach further across the community than ever before.

Acoustic, Rock, Blues, Folk, Alternative and More!

Taking place across the August bank holiday weekend from Friday 22nd August to Monday 25th August. The Festival will feature close to 200 original artists, the majority of which hail from Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas. The headline and main support acts include Will Joseph Cook, Goldie Reed, Annaca, David Migden and the Twisted Roots, and Freddie Green & A Few Good Folk.

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Local & Live – Helping Us Make It Happen

Local & Live will continue to be a free festival and community event with the support of financial sponsorship to help meet its sizeable costs and the swathes of volunteers who each year help the event run smoothly. Local & Live attracts a considerable local following and is offering a number of levels of sponsorship or advertising, from headline sponsorship to low-cost advertising opportunities for local businesses who will benefit from the passing footfall.

Find out more about how to help it happen here.