Lingfest 2017

What a great time we had!

Lingfest 2017

A very special event for local residents.

Inspired by a call to bring back community-wide gatherings in Lingfield, a group of residents, supported by Lingfield Parish Council,
planned Lingfest – a party in the park.
Lingfest was a day of family fun with six local bands performing at the event in Jenners Field.

There were local stalls selling food and drink, and lots of entertainment for children.

Lingfest Galleries

The bands

Swinghearts arriving at Lingfest Swinghearts on Stage - Photograph by Simon Cox Into the Blue on stage - Photograph by Simon Cox Sloe Gin on stage - Photograph by Andrea Watson Sloe Gin on stage - Photograph by Gill Pocock The Strums on Stage - Photograph by Simon Cox United Stoätes of America on stage - Photograph by Andrea Watson United Stoätes of America on stage - Photograph by Gill Pocock United Stoätes of America on stage Nobel Jacks on stage Nobel Jacks on stage - Photograph by Andrea Watson Nobel Jacks on stage - Photograph by Andrea Watson Nobel Jacks on stage Into the Blue on stage - Photograph by Paula Cox Into the Blue on stage as the sun goes down - Photograph by Simon Cox

The Lingfield Locals

Lingfest started with 10 minutes of rain  - Photograph by Andrea Watson Lingfest crowds enjoying the bands Lingfest party time!  - Photograph by Andrea Watson Lingfest crowds settle in for the evening Beanbags for extra comfort at Lingfest! - Photograph by Andrea Watson Famlies enjoying Lingfest - Photograph by Andrea Watson The Tea tent run by the Meals on Wheels ladies Our youngest Lingfester - Baby Franko - Photograph Grace Porter The tea tent - Photograph by Andrea Watson Ice cream! - Photograph by Andrea Watson Crowd watching the bands onstage - Photograph by Andrea Watson Getting into the mood! - Photograph by Andrea Watson Everyone getting into the mood! - Photograph by Andrea Watson Didn't rain during the bands but taking no chances! - Photograph by Andrea Watson Queues for the beer tent - Photograph by Paula Cox

Live Music

Six great bands

Plus a lot more!

John Doe

Into the Blue

8.30pm
Into the Blue website
Into The Blue are a classic party, pop, rock and soul band, playing a range of music to suit all ages and tastes. This five-piece band of professional musicians has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the entertainment industry, performing slick, feel-good shows that delight.
Josh Thompson

Noble Jacks

7.15pm
Noble Jacks website
Noble Jacks are a rip-roaring Alt-Folk band with roof-raising energy. The band's upbeat folky foot stompin' rhythms and engaging lyricism showcase fiddle, blues harmonica, and big anthem toplines. Their debut album 'What the Hammer' is out now.
Mary Jane

The United Stöats Of America

6pm
The United Stoats of America on Facebook
The United Stöats of America take the essence of bluegrass, rockabilly and skiffle, and add some rock solid drumming and a gallon of cider. They transform other people's songs – which they say are really only "rollicking hillbilly tunes ruined by being played with the wrong instruments" – into something totally unique.
John Doe

The Strums

4.45pm
The Strums website
The Strums play masterful semi-acoustic versions of many of your favourite songs, from Crosby Stills and Nash to Jessie J! The four band members are quality musicians playing quality music, showcasing guitar mastery and flawless harmonies honed from years of experience playing professionally within the music business.
John Doe

Sloe Gin

3.30pm
From Lingfield
Lingfield-based Sloe Gin has generated an enthusiastic local following, performing at pubs, festivals and folk clubs in Surrey, Sussex and Kent. Playing tunes and songs from the English and Irish traditions, their accomplished musicianship and strong vocals deliver a dynamic and lively sound.
John Doe

The Swinghearts

2.30pm
The Swinghearts website
The Swinghearts are a close-harmony swing trio, inspired by the music, look and feel of vintage girl groups from the 1940s and 50s. Performing the most popular songs from the period, whatever the occasion they're guaranteed to 'Bring the Swing'!

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