Lingfest 2018

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Lingfest 2018
Saturday 14th July

A very special event for local residents to enjoy.

Lingfest – a party in the park – is a very special one day event for Lingfield local residents of all ages to enjoy.
After the phenomenal success of last year’s event, Lingfest returns to Lingfield on Saturday 14th July, noon to 10:30pm.

With six bands on the main stage, a NEW 'Meridian Introduces...' stage showcasing local talent, free kids' entertainment, and local food and drink traders, Lingfest will be the community event of the summer.

Detailed planning is currently underway. Keep checking back here for more information about the event as it’s released.

Ticket News

Tickets on sale now!

Lingfest was free last year but this year our not-for-profit event will make a modest charge for some tickets as there are fewer grants available to us.

Adults will pay just £5 per ticket, plus an 80p booking fee per order. Tickets for children aged 16 and under and concessionary passes for OAPs* aged 60 and over will be free, and no tickets are needed for babies up to two years.

*OAP concessionary passes are not available online; they will be available from Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre – either the Manager’s office or the Parish Clerk’s office. If seeking a concessionary pass, proof of age may be required. However, over 60's can choose to purchase a standard adult ticket if they prefer.

Tickets for Lingfest 2018

Live MusicSix bands

Food & DrinkStreet food and bar

Kids' AreaKids' activities

FAQsWhere? Who? When? What?

SponsorsA great big thanks to:

VolunteersHelp out

Live Music

Six great bands

Plus NEW 'Meridian Introducing' stage showcasing local talent

John Doe

Into the Blue

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.
Dynamic rock/blues band Red Butler have gained followers across Britain and Europe during the past six years and aim to continue this process throughout their forthcoming tours of the UK and Spain. Wherever they play, audiences instantly tap into the fire and passion generated by the young band from Sussex.
The Gangsters, who took their name from The Specials track, keep the tradition of black and white alive with what can only be described as the ultimate Ska tribute band. Dressed from head to toe in their very own 'Gangsters' gear, the band look as good as they sound. The Gangsters' ethos is to play the songs in the style of the original band. So, as you would expect, The Gangsters play the very best from Madness, The Specials, Bad Manners, The Beat, and Dexys.
Far Cry are one of the premier classic rock covers bands in the South East. The band are all talented musicians with well over 70 years combined experience as semi-pros. The band know that their job isn't just to turn up and play great music but to be reliable, professional, approachable and inject that feel-good factor into any evening!
The Swinghearts

The Swinghearts

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'!
Formed from jam sessions in 2010 Harry Spadge are now fast becoming a top live Rock, Blues act in the Surrey and Sussex area. They cover songs ranging from The Stones to Free and The Eagles to Neil Young delivering an earthy rock sound.

Meridian Introduces...

NEW — second stage for 2018

Meridian FM logo

107 Meridian FM – your local community radio station – will be running the 'Meridian Introduces...' stage.

They'll be auditioning a number of rising local stars, showcasing the cream of the crop at Lingfest!

There will also be plenty of opportunity to perform live on Meridian FM in the run-up to Lingfest and throughout the summer.

Into The Blue

Valerie and Give it up

Red Butler

Big Bad Wolf

The Gangsters

Special Brew

Food and Drink

Food to keep you going

Drink to quench your thirst

Hog Roast and BBQ

Hog Roast and BBQ

Hog the Lot Catering Co
Hog the Lot will be providing delicious hog roast as well as burgers and hot dogs. As an additional treat, Hog the Lot will also be providing a crepe bar serving a variety of sweet pancakes.
Fine and Scandi Scandinavian food
Serving up super Scandinavian food will be Fine and Scandi, a mobile Swedish Street Kitchen based in Forest Row. The business was founded and is run by Sussex local Tania Macnabb - a half Swede with a huge passion for Swedish food and culture.
Pizza Federicci bring the taste of Rome to Lingfest. Delicious authentic Italian thin-crust pizzas, locally produced, made to order with fresh and tasty ingredients, and cooked to perfection in a wood-fired oven. Pizzas don't get much better than this!
Fizz Tent - Pimms and Prosecco

Prosecco Cocktails and Pimms

Frizzecco bring the bubbles to Lingfest with sparkling wine (Frizzante) and Pimms on tap from a delightfully adapted bike! With Frizzante sourced from a family run business in Veneto, Italy, the fruit is locally sourced, and all drinks are served in fully biodegradable glasses.
Beer Tent

Beer Tent

Dean Lee and his team from The Greyhound pub, Lingfield
Dean and his team will be serving Carlsberg, Doom Bar, John Smith's, white wine, red wine, rose, Prosecco and soft drinks.
Real Coffee Man

Real Coffee Man

Real Coffee Man Fresh bean to cup coffee
The Real Coffee Man is a wonderful Tardis of a mobile cafe that can drop in almost anywhere to serve you with fresh bean to cup coffee, tempting cakes and pastries, soft drinks and hot and cold food to go.
Fish and chips

Fish and Chips

EMR Direct Ltd
EMR - a family-run mobile catering business - will be offering fish and chips, sausages and chicken nuggets. The company provides mobile catering solutions to events, businesses and organisations throughout the UK.
Ice cream van
A Tonibell ice cream van will be at Lingfest. Each van on average offers 95 different products, including their famous soft ice cream, sorbets and lollies, accompanied by a topping station boasting 30+sauces.
Noodle Bar

Noodle Bar

EMR Direct Ltd
EMR will be providing scrumptious treats at their noodle bar including beef, pork and vegetable stir fried noodle boxes, spring rolls and prawn toasts.
Afternoon Tea Tent
Lingfield and Dormansland's famous Meals on Wheels team will be running the tea tent. The award-winning service is one of the few independent Meals on Wheels services in the country which is run entirely by volunteers. At Lingfest they'll be serving tea, coffee and home-made cakes. Not to be missed!
Soft drinks and water stall

Soft drinks and water stall

Dean Lee and his team from The Greyhound


How you can help Hand pointing - Volunteer for Lingfest 2018

Would you like to be part of the Lingfest team?

The Lingfield Volunteer Centre is currently recruiting volunteers to help Lingfest run smoothly, making our community event fun for everyone.

There are a variety of volunteering roles available before, during, and after the event. You will choose what you would like to do, and how much time you can offer, even if it’s just an hour holding a pointy foam finger to show the way!

Roles include: marshals, programme sellers, information desk assistants, litter pickers, site set-up helpers, social media assistants, advertising assistants …and ‘pointy foam finger holders’!

Join our team – we know you’ll make the difference between Lingfest being good and great!

You can visit the Volunteer Centre, based in Jennings Hall at Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre, to find out more. Or visit The Volunteer Centre website to download and complete an application form, returning it to the Volunteer Centre, the Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre office, or emailing it to [email protected]

If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Centre on 01342 836 774 or visit The Volunteer Centre website

Kids' Area Activities

Nippers getting restless?

Wear them out here

1pm to 6pm free activities for kids of all ages.

Keep checking back here for more information about kids' area activities as it’s released.


Who? What? When? Where?

What do you need to know?

More to come!


Our fabulous supporters

Without whom you would be stuck in front of the telly

What better way to get behind the local community and remind them how important you are to them than by helping put on a fantastic summer festival. By supporting Lingfest you’re showing your dedication to the local spirit of Lingfield.

There are a number of sponsorship packages available ranging from £50 upwards, starting with the Friends of Lingfest package, and including Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum packages.

For more information on Lingfest Sponsorship packages please email us at [email protected]

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