And we’re off! Enjoy the weekend!

Support Local & Live for 2017

The Festival runs as a not for profit event and is dependent on a team of dedicated volunteers, event sponsors and donations.  Without event sponsors the Festival cannot take place.  Local & Live provides companies with the opportunity to get involved in the community by supporting an extremely popular and well-attended Festival that generates a considerable amount of good will throughout the area.  What’s more it reaches in excess of 20,000 visitors of the August Bank Holiday weekend as well as extensive exposure prior to and after the event.  

Please get in touch to find out more about how you can support Local & Live.

Our sponsors and partners

After a mini fundraising festival in 2016, we will be back at Calverley Grounds in 2017!

We are very grateful to the following organisations for their various and marvellous assistance with bringing back a full festival including a three-day Calverley Grounds event this year:

We would also particularly like to thank our media partner Times of Tunbridge Wells ( for their coverage, and our technical partner SRD Group ( for everything they do to make the festival look and sound so great.


“The mission of the company is to identify business opportunities in the countries in which we work and find contractors who wish to expand their current geographical footprint. These opportunities are typically in the oil exploration, development or infrastructure areas but we sometimes find opportunities in other business sectors.”

Read more about Pavola here.

Accuro FM

“Accuro is a leading facilities management company providing an extensive range of building related services enabling our clients to focus on their core business.”

Read more about Accuro FM here.


“Guildhouse is a property development, management and investment organisation.  Our experience covers all aspects of the delivery process from funding to construction to operational management.”

Read more about Guildhouse here.

Villa Sofia Wine

“Our ambition at Villa Sofia Wine is to capture the flavour, scent and the authenticity of Italy’s produce from individual, family-run vineyards.”

Read more about Villa Sofia Wine here.

A short history of Local & Live

Founded and organised by local musician, Paul Dunton, Local & Live has grown to become a key event in the Kent musical calendar.  The ethos of the Festival is simple: to create a free community event that provides a platform for local, original music talent across all genres.  Regularly welcoming in excess of 20,000 visitors over the August Bank Holiday, Local & Live has become a firm favourite for not only people local to Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas but many visitors to the town as well.

Building on the exceptional growth of the event over the past few years, Local & Live 2014 moved to a prime town centre location in Calverley Grounds, with an additional Fringe Festival taking place across eight prime venues around the town and will see close to 200 acts performing.

The four-day Festival attracts a wide audience of residents from around the Borough and Festival-goers visiting the town. It draws a true cross section of the population from teens, to couples, families with children, regular music lovers, students and senior citizens – in fact it is for everyone in the community.

Quite simply it is the largest event organised in the town, it is for everyone, it is free and the musical talent is exceptional.