Maidstone Fringe Festival 2014
Maidstone Fringe Festival, now in its fourth year, takes place over multiple venues in Maidstone, Kent over 5 days from Thursday 1st until Monday 5th May 2014. The majority of events are FREE, with some cover charge events.
James Taylor Quartet, Glenn Tilbrook, Mark Morriss, Ms Dynamite, Amine Edge & Dance, DJ Ez, Tapesh, Artful Dodger, Andre Crom, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Tom Williams & The Boat, Van Susans, David Migden & The Twisted Roots, Slaves, TV Smith, Mourning Birds, Luke Jackson, Upcdownc, Frau Pouch, Punching Swans, Hullabaloo, Two Man Ting, Jonny Kearny & Lucy Farrell, Arlet, Pip Bowers & The Family Bones, Oskar Vilcrow, Mama Roux, Theatre Royal, The Jacs, Island Cassettes, Jodys Flat, Ritchie & Rhonda, Fleeting Hearts, Mizaru, The Soundcasters, The Keytones, The Quays, Ben Russell & The Charmers, Devils Prefects, Toby, Soph & Callum, Jumbo Gumbo, David James Rumsey, Nina Clark, The Chaps, Naughts & Crosses, Sally Ironmonger, Rastko, John Forrester, Narratones, Rokoko, Goosebumps, Gentlemen Of Few, Moccasins, Dulcie May And The Mystery Cats, Luca Afrobeat, Truvelo Drive and many more.
Focused predominately on music, but also including comedy & street entertainers, the festival, and the musical focus isÂ from rock, indie and pop-punk, through to acoustic and blues acts, contemporary folk, funk, soul, dance and hip-hop. Though a large percentage of the acts are from the South East & Kent, they do welcome performers from across the UK.
The majority of venues involved in the Maidstone Fringe festival are free to attend. Out of the 17 venues, four are ticketed, these are: The Music Room Pizza Express, The Source Bar, The Rafter, and The Bowerhouse
Venues confirmed to date include: Earls, The Style & Winch, Stepping Stone Studios, The Music Room, Pizza Express Maidstone, The Flowerpot, The Art Lounge, The Druids Arms, and The Whitehorse.
This event does not have camping but there are a number of hotels, hostels and guest houses in the area.
Incorporated within the festival are a number of all-day events and dance all-nighters, as well as family friendly entertainment in Jubilee Square and cafes and coffee shops in the Town Centre, with much of the music being free to attend!
For more information, see the Maidstone Fringe Festival website.
The town is within easy walking distance of mainline railway stations: Maidstone West and Maidstone East, and Arriva bus routes. More information will be here when available.
Date : from 2014-05-01 to 2014-05-05
Price : most events are FREE admission
Capacity : daily capacity: 3000
Address : multiple venues, Maidstone Kent ME14 1HP England