2019 festival information is coming soon!

Tunbridge Wells’ Free, Original Music Festival

August 23rd-26th 2019

We’re back for 2019

August 23rd-26th 2019. Friday-Sunday at Calverley Grounds, Friday-Monday at The Forum, and Monday at The Spa Hotel. 

We return for 2019 with a full programme of events at Calverley Grounds and the Tunbridge Wells Forum, with an outdoor stage at The Spa Hotel on the Bank Holiday Monday.

Fringe events will be announced soon.

And it’s all FREE to attend! More details below.

Three days in Calverley Grounds

Music at Calverley Grounds will be over three days, on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Events start from 6pm on Friday, and midday Saturday and Sunday:

  • Friday runs from 6pm-10pm, headlined by TBC, with support from TBC
  • Saturday starts at midday and finishes at 10pm, headlined by TBC, with support from TBC
  • Sunday starts at midday and finishes at 9pm, with TBC headlining; support is from TBC

Amazing food and drink all weekend! There will be a full food and drink offering at Calverley Grounds, so you won’t need to miss a single act! Just settle in and enjoy the day.

Food and drink will be available from 5pm on Friday, and from midday Saturday and Sunday.

All four days at The Tunbridge Wells Forum

Evening events will also run at the Forum on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a daytime/early evening lineup on Bank Holiday Monday.

  • Friday 8pm-midnight
  • Saturday 8pm-1am
  • Sunday 8pm-1am
  • Monday 3pm-10pm

Bank Holiday Monday at The Spa Hotel

We will have an outdoor stage in the grounds of the Spa Hotel on the Bank Holiday Monday, running from early afternoon into the evening.

  • Monday 1pm-9pm, headlined by TBC with support from TBC

2019 Fringe events

Fringe events will be announced soon.

Be seen on our Local & Live Screen!

The screen is back for 2019!

Measuring 14ft by 6ft and positioned next to the main stage, this is a fantastic addition to the event that will be seen by the thousands of festivalgoers in Calverley Grounds, so it is a great way to advertise your business!

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.