Local and Live 2020 – Virtual Festival

Join us this year on Facebook!

Join us online on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August for Local & Live Festival 2020, broadcast live from The Forum in collaboration with Unfest. Whether you’re gathering with friends and family or tuning in solo, let’s raise a glass and come together to celebrate our beloved local music community.

Please feel free to tag us in your photos, shout about Local & Live on social media and be sure to let us know what you think of this year’s virtual event!

More details on the artists can be found below.

Join us here on Facebook this Saturday 29th August and Sunday 30th August for this years ONLINE Local & Live Festival!…

Posted by Local and Live on Thursday, 27 August 2020

Donate to the festival via JustGiving!

Please do continue to donate to the festival – we will be back as soon as we can be!

Saturday 29th August

You can keep up to date with any changes to times or the the running order on Facebook, but here are some details of the artists performing this year. Click through to read more about them.

7pmSummit Of The Big Low
7.35pmThe Charlie Rivers Band
8.20pmThe Varlies
8.50pmSorrel Nation
9.30pmNoble Jacks (duo) (headline)

Sunday 30th August

7pmTom Williams
7.35pmSteffan James
8.20pmMike Wilton
8.50omDull Knife
10pmMarie White (headline)

Sponsor our Online Festival!

With the current Covid-19 situation leading to live music events and festivals across the world to be cancelled, we invite you to join us online on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August for Local & Live Virtual Festival 2020, broadcast live from The Forum in collaboration with Unfest.

We are delighted to announce two sponsorship opportunities for local businesses and individuals. 

1. Live onstage mention of your business and website: £100.00

2. Business logo and link featured on our website www.localandlive.org for 6 months: £100

We are able to offer a collective deal of £150.00 for both these options. 

If you would like to support this years festival by way of this sponsorship opportunity, or would like to discuss any fundraising ideas pleas don’t hesitate to email me or call me at any time. 

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best wishes,

(07786) 547265 

Local & Live is now an official charity!

In a recent new and very exciting development to the structure of the Local & Live Music Festival, founder and organiser Paul Dunton has joined forces with fellow local musicians Jason Dormon (The Tunbridge Wells Forum), Nigel Bent and Peter Taylor (The Royal Oak Pub) to create an official charity: Local & Live Music.

You can help fund the festival by donating here.

The charity’s aims and objectives are:

“To promote public appreciation of and education in the arts and music by delivering a free to attend community festival, to include the performance of live original music and spoken word and other music-related educational events and opportunities”

TW Lotto

The Local & Live Festival has been selected as a good cause for the Tunbridge Wells Lotto. Local & Live will receive 50 pence for every ticket purchased (Just £1 per ticket), and you could win lots of amazing prizes including the £25,000 jackpot!

Thanks for supporting Local & Live 2019, and best of luck!


PRS for Music licences the use of copyright music across the UK, giving businesses and organisations the legal permission they need to play the music they want. These licences ensure that music publishers, songwriters and composers are fairly rewarded with royalties so they can keep making music – and mean that we’re able to support music at events like this.

For more information about PRS for Music or music licensing, visit www.prsformusic.com or call 0800 068 4828.