Revellers are getting ready for a brand new festival in Maidstone this weekend featuring bands like Sister Sledge and Brand New Heavies.
Good turnout for Miners Festival in Kent
More than seven thousand people turned out for the Lounge on the Farm Festival in Canterbury last weekend.
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Delays expected due to Isle of Wight Festival traffic on A3054 in both directions between Victoria Road and A3021 Whippingham Road. There has been heavy rainfall making the camp site & car parks muddy.
The mud has led to difficulties getting vehicles into the car parks. Overnight vehicles have had to be towed onto site using tractors. Police ask drivers to prepare their vehicles for towing.
Same Sky spends the six months leading up to the parade working with local schools to help them plan and create their costumes. The charity, which works with communities to create exciting and affordable arts events, has been organising the spectacular free parade since 1989.
10,000 spectators lined the route as cavemen, butterflies and superheroes, among the many creations, moved through the streets to the sound of samba music.
The parade is organised by community art charity, Same Sky. Vanessa Redgrave, guest director, led the parade with her grandchildren..
Thousands of pinball wizards and Pac Man addicts will descend on Worthing tomorrow for the South Coast Slam - one of the largest festivals of its kind in Europe. Our reporter Andy Dickenson's met one man whose obsession with games is literally beyond control.
FUSE Medway Festival, the free outdoor arts festival for Medway, Kent and beyond, has just received news that it has received an Arts Council Grant for the Arts award of £100,000.
Grants for the Arts are awarded to arts events and activities that are of exceptional quality.