Festival Frenzy in Canterbury
With just two weeks to go until the city of Canterbury’s very own Lounge on the Farm, we wanted to take a look at what other festivals are going on around the area. Turns out there are a lot more than we thought! Here’s the lowdown on our favourites.
Lounge on the Farm – 26th to 28th July
A farmer, a DJ and a foodie walk into a bar – no, it’s not the start of a bad joke; it’s the start of one of the UK’s best music festivals! Kicking off in 2006, Lounge on the Farm has gone from strength to strength at an unbelievable pace. Playing host to some of the UK’s biggest acts before they were even famous, Lounge on the Farm has become the place to go to see future stars first.
But that’s not all – Lounge on the Farm is proud of its Kentish home and is famed for its promotion of local arts, food and drink (lots of Kentish cider). And if it all gets a bit too much for you then you feel free to indulge in bit of on-site pampering with a massage in the orchard or a visit to the campsite beauty salons.
Weekend tickets are still available for a mere £110 so click here to find out more.
Whitstable Oyster Festival – 27th July to 2nd August
This historical festival has a completely different vibe to Lounge on the Farm but is definitely worth considering for families and people looking to get a real feel of this Kentish seaside town. Following age old traditions and ceremonies dating back to Norman times, this festival pays homage to Whitstable’s fishing roots. Spectacles include the Mayor giving thanks following the presentation of the oysters – the historical livelihood of this coastal resort – alongside traditional ‘grotter’ building, plenty of local food and drink and a spectacular firework display to conclude.
Herne Bay Festival – 17th to 25th August
Created in 1993 to celebrate the town and create a sense of unity, the Herne Bay Festival proved to be so popular that it quickly became an annual event. Spread across nine days, and offering over 100 different events and attractions, Herne Bay festival receives much of its support from the local community. With children’s parades and mass picnics, Herne Bay is the family festival of the summer. A chance to discover some of the best local artists, restaurants and musicians that Herne Bay has to offer – and with many of these attractions boasting free entry for all – it is a celebration you don’t want to miss.
And if they can’t get you excited then don’t worry, the district of Canterbury has plenty more to offer. The Kent Film Festival and the Whitstable Regatta, plus many more, make sure there is something for everyone. For full listings click here to go to Visit Canterbury’s complete festival index!
Don’t forget, to make sure your festival fun gets off to a good start, let Longleys take care of your travel. With our 8-seater cabs we can accommodate big groups, big families or even just big amounts of luggage (we’re looking at you, campers)! We guarantee to get to you on time, or early to make sure that you don’t miss out on a single second of your festival. So give Longleys a call today on 01227 710 7777 and start your festival stress-free.