Whether you like to converge on one big stage or hop from one pop up venue to another, Kent has an amazing range of music festivals lined up for 2022. With big name acts in rock, pop, ska, soul, folk and dubstep, you can enjoy a boutique boogie-fest by the sea or get literally lost in music at the park...
Slap on some suncream, dig out the wellies (just in case!) and check out our line-up of some of the best festivals to grace Kent’s stage this year...
5th - 12th August, Broadstairs
Fifty plus years of traditional folk music is right at the heart of Broadstairs Folk Week, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it stops there. With around 70 events every day, the week presents festival-goers the chance to discover new bands and dance along to a whole raft of music you would never expect to hear at a folk festival.
19th -21st August, Faversham
Set against the backdrop of the 800-acre Mount Emphraim Gardens in Faversham, this rock, blues and roots festival is offering a sensational line-up this year. Jethro Tull will headline, alongside Ten Years After and The Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell will be all be performing at the three-day festival. So, what are you waiting for? Early bird tickets are now available!
26th August - 4th September, Ramsgate
The incredible festival celebrating the history, landscapes and people of Ramsgate is back in 2022! We'll be heading to the Sonic Trail again, a unique culmination of sound installations and stunning Ramsgate locations that creates a feast for the senses. Stay up to date by signing up to their mailing list and get excited about this special event on Kent's heritage coast.
Nearest station - Ramsgate
27th - 28th August
Fancy some live music, tasty cocktails, and your favourite brands all in once place this summer? Come along to Ashford Designer Outlet this Summer Bank Holiday for the Outlet Summer Sessions. They’re bringing you some of the best entertainment in collaboration with ‘Cene magazine, and it is not an event you want to miss out on. Let some fab DJ sets and live music performances wind you down on a summer’s day within one of Europe’s largest living walls – talk about life of the party!
3rd September, Maidstone
With an undoubtably funky line up including the likes of 80s pop sensations Wet Wet Wet, Bananarama and ABC, you won’t want to miss out on Let’s Rock in Mote Park. This fabulous festival will include an array of bands from the decade, a variety of catering choices and a bar inside the venue, so you can enjoy a tipple or two as you get into the groove.
Nearest Station- Maidstone East