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Support Local & Live for 2018

We will be back at Calverley Grounds in 2018!

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.

Introducing our diamond sponsors!

We are very happy to announce that Cripps, Royal Victoria Place / British Land, Bright Spark and Helios are Diamond Sponsors for Local & Live 2018. We thank them for their support in bringing you the festival this year.

If you would like your company to be a Diamond Sponsor, please get in touch.


Be seen on our Local & Live Screen!

Local & Live Music Festival is happy to announce that our live screen is returning in 2018.

Measuring 14ft by 6ft, this is a fantastic addition to the aesthetics and presentation of the event and it will be positioned directly next to our main stage which means it will be seen by the thousands of festival goers in Calverley Grounds. Local & Live is reaching out to local businesses to support this year’s festival by taking up one of our fantastic advertising opportunities on the screen.

Read more about this offer »

Banners and stands

We have some availability for advertising banners and corporate stands. Please get in touch to find out more.


In front of the main stage in Calverley Grounds (6 available) :

  • Friday night: £200
  • Saturday day and night: £350
  • Sunday day and night: £350
  • All weekend bundle deal: £750

Business stands

At Calverley Grounds.

  • Saturday day and night: £300
  • Sunday day and night: £300
  • both days bundle: £500

Our sponsors and partners

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 partners SRD Group and The Pro Group for everything they do to make the festival look and sound so great.

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, 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.