Ashford Festival in the Park 2019
It’s entirely free to attend, it’s family-friendly & dog-friendly
This year Ashford Festival in the Park takes place in July on Friday 12th, Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th. We’re putting another fantastic three day event, everyone is welcome (as long as they’re well behaved), so please come along and enjoy yourselves!
As always the chosen venue is the North Park, Tannery Lane (by Stour Centre), Ashford, Kent. Just a 2 minute walk from Ashford International railway station.
We have the best team onboard and will have some exciting announcements on this website and our social media channels in the coming weeks
For more information visit http://www.ashfordfestivalinthepark.co.uk/
Ashford Festival in The Park, a plotted history…
ASHFORD FESTIVAL in the PARK, came to be after a group of friends connected by their love of live performance, namely Debbie Dawson, Vernon Seager, Mick Hubert and myself (Edward Lockett, soon to become Friendly Guv) followed up on a successful live performance event we staged to raise funds for the appeal following the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, where through the generosity of local businesses and donations from the people of Ashford and surrounding boroughs we managed to raise a staggering £6,000.
Elated as we were by our success and encouraged by the ease in which this all came together we decided that we would stage a festival every year, easy peasey…… ‘lemon squeezy’ eh? (NOPE!!!)
As a group we set about formulating core values and goals based on certain criteria which were; that the festival would provide family based live performance and entertainment, entry would always be free, we would treat everybody as ‘friends’, it would be organised by volunteers and that the acts would perform for free, these principals have survived and indeed have thrived which is very refreshing but not at all unusual within our live music family.
Civic Centre North Park
Ashford TN23 1QY, UK