Young mu­si­cians line up for Fes­ti­val in the Park

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - What’s On -

A free mu­sic and arts fes­ti­val in aid of the Ash­ford Youth Theatre (AYT) takes place in Ash­ford town cen­tre this week­end.

North Park, along­side the Stour Cen­tre, will be trans­formed with a var­ied line-up of live mu­sic for this year’s Fes­ti­val in the Park.

Acts per­form­ing in­clude Live ‘N’ Kickin, Luke Jack­son, Know Your En­emy, Coco And The But­ter­fields, and Beki Robin­son.

Money raised will be do­nated to AYT in nearby Dover Place, and young­sters who at­tend the group will be lend­ing a hand to en­sure the fes­ti­val’s suc­cess.

Or­gan­iser Ed­ward Lockett said: “The theatre is the rea­son why I’ve been do­ing this fes­ti­val for nine years now.

“Stella who runs it has been look­ing af­ter kids for around 30 years now.

“It’s thanks to her that par­ents can leave their kids, safe in the knowl­edge that they’re be­ing looked af­ter.

“But they also learn some good solid skills, and they work re­ally hard, from Fri­day af­ter­noon through un­til Mon­day morn­ing, set­ting up lights and help­ing to run things.”

As well as some of the finest mu­si­cal acts from across the bor­ough, vis­i­tors to the park, just off Tan­nery Lane, will be treated to a whole range of en­ter­tain­ment.

High­lights of the fes­ti­val, run­ning from noon un­til 11pm on Satur­day, and from noon un­til 10pm on Sun­day, will in­clude a fun­fair, danc­ing dis­plays, stalls sell­ing re­fresh­ments and a beer tent.

For a full line-up of the acts per­form­ing, visit www. ash­ford­fes­ti­valinthep­

Fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Ed­ward Lockett

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