Follows on from previous year’s in celebrating the diversity of new and original music in Kent and the South East, during five days over the Mayday Bank Holiday weekend: Thursday 3rd to Monday 7th May, filling the county town’s numerous pubs, clubs and music venues with live acts from across many different genres. Incorporated within the festival are a number of all-day events as well as family friendly entertainment in cafes and coffee shops in the Town Centre, with much of the music being free to attend. Many local venues and businesses are supporting the festival, and Clive Emson Auctioneers are involved as the major event sponsor for 2018. One Maidstone are continuing to support the event, as they have in previous years.
Building on the success of previous festivals, the 2018 event will see a wide mixture of music in Maidstone, from rock, indie and pop-punk, through to acoustic and blues acts, ska, contemporary folk, funk, soul, dance and hip-hop.
Artists confirmed to play so far include: Soft Machine, Coco & The Butterfields, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols / Rich Kids), Toot N Skamen, David Migden & The Twisted Roots, The Gallerys, Fate The Juggler, Bamboozle, Rudy Warman & the Heavy Weather, Rattlesnake, Muto, Hullabaloo, Funke & The 2 Tone Baby, Best Intentions, We Are Bandicoot, Witchdoctor, No Limits Street Band, TV Smith, Native Oyster Band, Guru, Hollyhenderson, Upcdownc, Radidas, Clea Llewellyn, The Devils Prefects, Moviestar (Norway), Esk Forte, David James Rumsey, The Mofos, Rhonda & The Great Unknown, Stacey & The Freeloaders, Knights Of Hoodoo, The Lowly Strung, Oskar Vilcrow, Dead Kites, Esk Forte, Basement Cat, Unit 48, Fred Clark and The Scorchers and more!