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Meet piglets and see pig racing at Lake Farm near Maidstone this weekend. Picture: Matthew Walker

A slice of family fun down on the farm

Enjoy a slice of rural life as a family-run farm holds a harvest festival with pig racing, apple bobbing and live music by day and night.

Popular hops festival gets the boutique treatment

Pearly kings and queens at Kent Life

A festival is set to be sprinkled with a little something extra this weekend for two days of music, heritage and family fun down on the farm.

Stereophonics' one-off show sees tickets snapped up

Stereophonics Picture: Andrew Whitton

Stereophonics bring those raspy vocals and heavy guitars to Kent this weekend, warming up for a big Hyde Park gig the following day.

Undercover Festival heads for the cover of Kent

Angelic Upstarts

A two-day celebration of punk, ska and dub brings big music names to the Kent coast, after it chose to relocate to the county.

Jason postpones his Amazing Midlife Crisis

Jason Donovan has had to postpone his visit to Margate

Aussie singer Jason Donovan has announced he is postponing his Amazing Midlife Crisis tour, and a date in Kent, for medical reasons.

Stereophonics announce special gig in the county

Stereophonics will play in Kent

Welsh rockers Stereophonics have announced a special date in the county next week.

The dawn of A New Day

Uriah Heep make their only UK festival appearance at A New Day this weekend

Big names and UK festival exclusives will come thick and fast for this weekend's A New Day Festival.


Hue & Cry lead headline acts for annual jazz festival

Hue and Cry will headline the Rye Jazz and Blues Festival

Hue & Cry, Seth Lakeman and Kandace Springs are among the line-up of acts at the Rye International Jazz & Blues Festival this month.

Join former Jam drummer for a pint

The Jam

Rick Buckler, formerly of the Jam, will be holding court at a town centre pub this week.


Fabulous fezzes and fun - Madness


The Ska legends paid a visit to the county town of Kent.

Footy club gets its own punk rock anthem

The Rash in action at the Star Inn in Ashford

A football club has enlisted the help of punk rockers to help give its players a pre-match boost before kick off.


Our kind of folk

Hundreds of Morris men will be descending on Broadstairs

Grab a fiddle and join in the fun as more than 500 events come to town for the annual Broadstairs Folk Week – with bells on.


You'd be mad to miss out

Madness will be at the Kent Showground

The Nutty Boys bring some Madness to Kent this weekend for a night of ska mayhem with local bands supporting them.

Always Neverland

Former Oakwood Park pupil Laurie Vincent and former Hugh Cristie pupil Isaac Holman are Slaves

From radio royalty to Mercury prize nominees and Kent's own Slaves, one of the must-see music festivals on the summer calendar opens this week.

New festival ready to pitch up

Musician Diane Dunn will be at the new Pitch Festival

A three-day family-friendly festival with DJs and workshops is set to pitch up on a farm in the Kent countryside for the first time this weekend.

This festival's got soul

Trevor Nelson will be at the Margate Soul Festival

More than 100 DJs and some big name acts come to 10 venues across a Kent town this weekend for an annual soul festival.

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