Posts Tagged ‘Dartford Festival 2016’

Kent Online: The Dartford Festival 2016

July 14th, 2016

kentonline16bThe Dartford Festival 2016: Bad Manners, Toyah and The Hoosiers

Heavyweight ska legends Bad Manners will be headlining the Dartford Festival this weekend. The two-day free festival on Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17, will be packed with music acts on two stages and a funfair throughout the weekend.

On the main stage will be 1980s singer Toyah, Bad Manners, The Hoosiers and 4th Impact, along with a string of other acts over the two days. There will also be a Battle of the Bands throughout the weekend with local groups competing for a slot on the main stage.

This year the festival celebrates its 80th birthday. The annual shindig in Central Park has been providing free family fun since 1936. Up to 25,000 people turned up for the two-day event last year, and this year the council are expecting to welcome even more. The extravaganza will also feature a fairground with £1 rides, a licensed bar and a 6D cinema.

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Bromley Times: Dartford Gets Ready For Annual Festival

July 14th, 2016

dartfordfest16cThe event will feature big names and local talent

Toyah, Bad Manners and The Hoosiers are among the acts set to perform at this year’s Dartford Festival, which will take place at the weekend.

The two-day event in the town’s Central Park will feature a variety of live acts on the main stage as well as performances from local groups on the community stage.

Birmingham-born punk icon Toyah Willcox, who is currently touring and performing at festivals up and down the country, will appear on Saturday.

• Continue reading at the Bromley Times.

Kent Online: Toyah at Dartford Festival 2016

June 21st, 2016

kentonline16aLocal musicians have been auditioning to play at the Dartford Festival and the response has been so good two further heats have been added

Four bands are set to appear on the main stage at Central Park over Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17. Now more chances to audition have been opened, at the Bull & Vic on Thursday, June 23 and Thursday, June 30. The Community Stage will also return, with local dance and drama groups showcasing their work over both days.

Heavyweight Ska legends and 1980s pop band Bad Manners will headline this year’s festival. They will join Punk princess Toyah Willcox for the free extravaganza.

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Dartford BC: Toyah Headliner for Dartford Festival 2016

May 27th, 2016

dartfordfest16aToyah announced as first headliner for Dartford Festival 2016

Dartford Borough Council is excited to announce the first act in a fantastic line up for this year’s FREE Dartford Festival in Central Park.

Birmingham-born Punk princess, award-winning rock legend, actress and composer, Toyah Willcox will be appearing on Saturday 16th July.

Toyah’s career spans nearly 40 years and during that time she has amassed 13 top 40 singles, recorded 20 albums, written two books, appeared in over 40 stage plays and acted in 15 feature films. She has also presented several TV programmes including Watchdog and Songs of Praise.

Toyah is currently touring and performing at festivals up and down the country. She also continues to act in feature films including a cameo role in British film Extremis which will be released this year.

• Continue reading at Dartford Borough Council.

Gravesend Reporter: Toyah at Dartford Festival

May 27th, 2016

dartfordfest16bToyah revealed as first major act appearing at this year’s Dartford Festival

The first headliner for this year’s free Dartford Festival in Central Park has been revealed as singer Toyah.

Dartford Borough Council has just announced that the Birmingham-born Punk princess, award-winning rock legend, actress and composer, will be appearing on Saturday, July 16.

Welcoming the announcement council leader Jeremy Kite said, “Every year, we put on the sort of show that usually attracts a high ticket price and then we make it free!

“The Festival’s success is built on some of Britain’s most talented and successful live artists and I’m delighted Toyah has accepted our invitation to feature on the Saturday stage. She is the first of many great festival acts to be announced in the coming weeks.”

• Continue reading at the Gravesend Reporter.