Friendly folk, roots and acoustic festival in Kent.
23rd July 2020
26th July 2020
Show of Hands, Hayseed Dixie, Roberts & Lakeman, 3 Daft Monkeys and many more
Boutique Music Festival of 3 days of fantastic Folk Roots and Acoustic Music in the beautiful Kent countryside just 5 mins from J5 on M2. Family friendly with under 18s FREE with accompanying adults*. Dogs (on leads) welcome. Camping opens Thursday 23rd July. Evening entertainment provided in the bar area (The Cock) with Morris dancing, live music and Sing-a-rounds. Camping on adjoining farmland available. If you require Disabled camping next to festival arena please get in touch. The line up includes 27 Acts from the Folk, Roots and Acoustic genre performing mostly original music. Acts include: Show of Hands, Hayseed Dixie, 3 Daft Monkeys, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Richard Digenance with Matt Black, Connor Selby & Joe Anderton, Morganway, Jamie Williams & The Roots Collective with guest BJ Cole, Captain Morgan's Rum Do, Sally Ironmonger & Brian Carter, Ma Polaine's Great Decline, Dangerous Daydream, Smokin' Pilchards, Jenny Lascelles Band, The Homing, The Hardy Perennials, Kashanadram, Footdown, Jumbo Jumbo and others still to be announced. The Full weekend ticket costs just £65, with a camping pass at £15 for 4 nights, per pitch not per person! I think you will agree that it is very good value for money at just £2.41 per Band!! The festival started several years ago as an excuse for getting our musical friends together for a party, but in 2018 we decided to go public. The first 'official' Chickenstock took part in our horse paddock but it became clear that it needed a larger space. Our good friend and neighbour offered us use of his farm, which is on one side of a gentle valley and created a natural theatre, we of course accepted and this was the venue for Chickenstock 2019 and will the home of Chickenstock 2020. We have always wanted the festival to support local enterprises. The bar stocks ales from the local Nelson Brewery amongst others and Turner's ciders. We also only charge £4 a pint. Local charities are also supported with Scouts providing cooked breakfasts in the camping fields to raise funds. Although a lot of the Acts are from further afield we also reserve several early spots for up and coming local bands. Sustainability is also important to us, and we have asked all our food vendors to not use plastic if possible. We will be selling souvenir beer 'glasses' for £1 which can be used time and time again. Free water points will also be available for you to refill re-usable water bottles. Recycling points will also be available so as much rubbish as possible can be re-cycled. It friendly, it's fun. It's Kent's BIG little festival!
Disabled camping area adjacent to festival field and disabled toilets. Dropped bar area.