Three days of treats for music-lovers
The stage is set for the biggest and brightest family music festival – Tentertainment is back for the 10th year and organisers are promising the best yet.
It opens tomorrow night (Friday) in dramatic style with the arrival of walk-around robot Predatron, when the eight-foot alien will be towering over audiences at Tenterden Recreation Ground as the festival begins at 6pm.
The main stage will come alive when Youth Club step out.
The Essex band are familiar faces on the festival scene with their unique brand of dance-orientated pop.
Youth Club are one of 38 bands who will be playing over the three-day festival, which features main, umbrella and acoustic stages.
There will be music from pop punk band The Alchemy and folk musicians Gentlemen of Few on Friday, while Elliot Rivv, Phoebe Warden and Fred Clark are among those playing on Saturday, with Sam Calver and Men Without Hens taking to the stage on Sunday.
Festival favourites The Soundcasters will be on stage for the fourth time and will close Tentertainment 2016.
Tenterden singing group The Tuesdays will also feature, along with The Ashford Rock Choir.
Organisers have weatherproofed the festival by offering two undercover bars and a Toddlertainment activity tent for the little ones.
Tentertainment is run entirely by volunteers who rely on festival-goers to make donations in the buckets being shaken around the Recreation Ground and to buy their food and drink from the stands.
The Recreation Ground holds up to 4,000 people per day.
The festival runs from 6pm to 10pm on Friday, 10am to 9pm on Saturday and 10am to 6pm on Sunday.