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Knockholt family festival, Knockstock will return in July with Orpington-based band headlining

Knockholt is readying itself for the return of a one-day family music festival.

After a successful debut in 2013, Knockstock, which raises money for local charities is back.

The event will showcase a number of local musicians and the Sevenoaks and Orpington Rock Choirs will open with a selection of chart toppers.

Orpington-based band, Little Blue Light, will be headlining the event
Orpington-based band, Little Blue Light, will be headlining the event

Another Orpington-based band, Little Blue Light, whose sound is a mix of swing, folk, reggae and ragtime will headline the show.

Young solo acts JessC and Milly McCarron, who is just 16-years-old, will also take to the stage on July 11.

Taking festival-goers into the evening will be tribute band, U2 Tribe, special guests the Van Susans and rounding off the day, Escape, a versatile five-piece live band playing everything from disco to chart hits and 1950s ballads.

Face-painting and a bouncy castle will also be on site to entertain younger guests.

Gill Storey, chair of Knockholt Carnival Committee, which organizes the event in conjunction with local promoter Mark Hadaway, said: "We are excited about the return of Knockstock, we have fantastic acts playing in a beautiful village location and families will have a super time at the same time as raising funds for local charities".

The event will be held at Knockholt Recreation Ground, next to the Village Centre on Main Road. Doors open at 12.30pm and music starts at 1pm.

Tickets are £15 adult and should be purchased in advance. Under 16s go free but must be accompanied by an adult.

Small additional charges apply for face-painting, bouncy castle and other activities.

Tickets are available from the Eventbrite website and for more information, including locations of local ticket sales, click here.

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