Prepare for summer of live music
by Chris Hunter
Maidstone will be treated to hundreds more live gigs throughout
The Maidstone Fringe Festival in May will
see pubs, restaurants and clubs across the town host
more than a hundred acts in a week-long celebration of live music
from Thursday, May 2, to Monday, May 6.
But music fans can expect more
live entertainment throughout the coming months.
Central to the festival will be organiser Zoe Sparkle's own
venue The Rafters in the lower High Street, which
has become a magnet for music fans since launching
She anticipates holding more gigs and hopes to attract big name
bands as they warm up for future tours.
Read more in this week's Kent Messenger.
Upcoming gigs at The Rafters:
Saturday, March 8
Sail on, Dirty Perks, Alex Taylor
Saturday, March 16
Houdini, Melrose, Up for the Letdown
Saturday, March 23
Wildfowl, Tres Camaradas
Saturday, March 30
Cellar Doors, Youthblood, Es Muss Sein
Every Wednesday until the end of April: Battle of the bands
competition for local bands.
Fringe Festival gigs include:
Thursday May 2 - £8
Nicky Moores Blues Corporation (Singer from Mammoth and Samson for
Friday May 3 - £5
Coco & the Butterfields
Saturday May 4 - £5
White Bone Rattle
Sunday May 6 - £4, Metal Festival:
Bury the Hatchet
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