Playing over the weekend, and whats on...
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Toploader's live career began playing with Coldplay and Muse in small venues across the UK. They later went on to back Paul Weller, Robbie Williams and Bon Jovi, becoming the last British band to play the original Wembley Stadium.
As an alternative rock band from Eastbourne who formed in 1997, with over two million album sales and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Their debut album, Onka's Big Moka, sold over one million copies and peaked in the Top 5 of the UK Albums Chart. They are recognised most of all for their cover of King Harvest's US hit "Dancing in the Moonlight" written by Sherman Kelly, which became a global hit for the band. Their second album, Magic Hotel, reached number 3 in the UK Albums Chart. Their third album was released in 2012; their comeback single "Turn It Around" was released in 2013.
They are playing here for a reduced fee this year in support of " Musicians Against Homelessness ", who raise funds for " Crisis", and without this we simply would not be able to have such a class act perform. So come to the main marquee and enjoy the show!
And a big thanks to Emma from "MAH"and " Crisis", for making this possible. x
VW scene legend DJ "Dave Summers", is hitting the old Skool wheels of steel to bring you an amazing skool disco..... tons of classics with lashings of cheese thrown in too!
The world famous Dj / producer ADAMSKI will be taking us back in time along with playing some of the latest dance floor classics, which will promise to be night to remember. A local man ( Ramsgate ), he has released loads of hit tunes over the decades including the iconic "Killer" - featuring Seal. He still travels the world playing at festivals and clubs and it's great to have him on board this year to bring the evening to a close.
Mike Fox is back !! Not exactly a local as he lives in Cornwall, Mike has played here on two previous occasions, but he and his family make the trip to give you the best of his amazing song writing talents. One bloke and a guitar will have you memorised and begging for more !
The Dirty Perks are a Fun Weird Beautiful cross between pop rock and country twang. Weaving wailing solos with ringing acoustic guitars, girl boy harmonies, crashing drums with catchy, fist pumping lyrics, The ‘Perks bridge the gap between R.E.M and Green Day to remind you what great guitar music ought to sound like.
Deep Cut Grooves, are back with a brand new name.....formally known as "stox", these guys are just utter class. Playing all your club and fest anthems totally live. No backing tracks here.... headling our Friday night, they will get you dancing and shouting for more!
Emma Flowers is a country/blues singer-songwriter, born in the wrong place to be a country artist, but the right place to write songs that reflect the struggle of ordinary people, their lives, their dreams and their tragedies I don’t write music to make money; I don’t write songs to sell anything. I write songs because I have to. Its the only way I can deal with the craziness of a world of such inequality and unfairness.
Fred Clark is an acoustic singer/songwriter from Maidstone, Kent. He performs with incredible energy and writes with an emotive, vibrant style mixing pop, folk and surfy vibes to create a truly exciting sound.
Craig Weir fronts the Scottish indie folk band, Craig Weir & the Cabalistic Cavalry. Flying down from Scotland just to play here... and he has been involved in various major performances including opening for artistes such as The Libertines, Kyle Falconer, Twisted Wheel and Donnie Munro. We have performed all over Europe including France, Spain and Iceland as well as in the USA and Canada.
James McDonald originally from Glasgow, has been a member of the Ashford music scene for the past 15 years, taking part in Ashford’s Festival in the Park, Ashford’s ArtiGras, and various other Festivals in and around the Ashford area. I’ve played live on Ashford Radio, and ran a number of open mic nights at a number of musically minded pubs.
Slip back in time and old skool Ibiza finalist Ray Mitchell will be hitting the decks Sunday night with a mix of Kevin and Perry classic Ibiza trance anthems as well as your favourite club classics.
show n shine
"Show 'n' Shine" - For those who wish to display their cars in the arena..... you could win an award ! On Saturday it is a free for all, any marque of vehicle can park in the arena for fun
( no prizes)... on the Sunday.... VW's only.....free to enter... just rock up in the arena.. fill out a form and see if your lucky... Categories are...Best Split, Best Beetle, Best Bay, Best Custom, Best T4/T5/T6, Best Water Cooled, Best Rat look, Best Other, Done on a budget, Furthest Travelled, Daily Driver, D.I.L.I.G.A.F
Free for the kids....
On both Saturday and Sunday , there will be free activities for the kids to enjoy free of charge. These will include a colouring in competition, circus skills, sand art ( limited numbers) and paint your own VW ( limited numbers) . Why not colour in the kids T-shirts too? ( T-shirts are £5 , limited sizes. )
The fun fair is being supplied and run by " Forest Amusements ", and the rides are kept at a low price to make it less hurtful on your pocket.