Now in its fourth year and moving to larger premises, Iwade Rock has become a firm fixture on the local music scene calendar. So ahead of this year’s Charity Music Festival, organiser Keith Reynolds spent some precious time out of his hectic schedule to talk with Sittingbourne.Me.
This year’s festival takes place on 26th July from 12pm to 10pm, following a similar format to last year with 10 bands, each playing for around 45 minutes and starting on the hour. However with ever increasing demand for tickets, this year’s venue has changed to accommodate a significantly larger audience and with ticket sales approaching 1,200 in just over 2 weeks I wouldn’t recommend relying on buying tickets on the door.
The bands are also a mixture of original music and covers bands and all come from Kent.
This year the beneficiaries of the festival are Iwade Herons FC, Iwade primary school and Iwade Village Hall who will all get a share of the proceedings.
The larger venue, which is the playing field of Iwade Primary School, brings other benefits too, namely in the number of associated stalls and children’s activities on offer. We are promised Bouncy castles, coconut shy, penalty shootout game, sand art, celebrity sportsperson appearance, kid’s quad bike track, face painting/glitter tattoo artist, and a kid’s assault course.
There will also be a licensed bar selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, tea, coffee etc, along with a BBQ, pasty van, hog roast, cupcake stall, retro sweet stall, popcorn, candyfloss and ice cream van.
Tickets cost £5 for anyone over 16, under 16 and you get free entry and you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 07921 151974 to place your order.
The schedule is looking like this, but it should be noted that once you have your wrist-band you are free to come and go as you like, staying for as long as you feel like.
12pm - The Kulpritts - 4 Piece Covers (Indie/Rock)
1pm - Ashes - 4 Piece Indie Originals (Rock)
2pm - The Charlie Monroe Band - 4 Piece Covers (Pop/Soul/Funk)
3pm - Marylebone Jelly - 5 Piece Covers (Pop)
4pm - Deepwater Horizon - 4 Piece Covers (Rock)
5pm - Rokoko - 3 Piece Originals (Indie)
6pm - Zero Tolerance - 4 Piece Covers (Rock)
7pm - Common Outlaw - 4 Piece Originals (Indie/Rock)
8pm - Men Amongst Kings - 4 Piece Originals (Indie Rock)
9pm - Crashgate - 5 Piece Originals (Heavy Rock)
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