Summer music from Walled Garden festival

Marc Almond will perform at the Walled Garden Fest 2016
Marc Almond will perform at the Walled Garden Fest 2016

Following on from last year’s successful inaugural event, The Walled Garden Music Fest has been extended to three days and will be held from Friday July 15 until Sunday July 17.

The unique setting of Brightling Park (near Robertsbridge) provides a stunning backdrop for the main stage and overnight camping.

Building from last year, the acts across the three days are popular and some are even household names.

Mel Fordham, co promoter with Brightling Park owners Gardie and Di Grissell, explained: “With the first festival behind us, we felt that by increasing the band profile, we can attract more festivalgoers to come and simply enjoy the wonderful 550 acre park setting, excellent music, and a good choice of food and drink.”

Friday’s line up includes Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, The Tom Robinson Band, and Flamborough Head which is a Dutch progressive rock band. Having released eight albums to date, they will delight with tracks from their latest critically acclaimed album, Lost In Time, together with wonderful vocals from Margriet Boomsma.

Saturday is quite simply ‘tribute day’ with the brilliant Absolute Bowie and No Jacket Required returning – the crowds loved them both last year, and completing the line up are Killer Queen and Logicaltramp.

Marc Almond, Go West, and Nik Kershaw headline on ‘Super Sunday’ and will be “the perfect end” to the festival along with Ed Goodale. Talk In Code, and the Levity.

Tickets are available from £40 (varies by date) with family and weekend combinations also available. Camping tickets can also be pre-booked.

Tickets are available online at walledgardenmusicfest.co.uk or the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells Box Office in person or by calling 01892 530613.