free PRIZE draw

Are you the Lingfest Lucky Programme Winner?

You have until 23:59 WEDNESDAY 25 JULY to claim your prize of a weekend for two at any Youngs and Co Hotel
(for more details and prize terms and conditions see Terms & Conditions below)


Check the Sponsors page 26 of the Lingfest 2018 free programme for the phrase #mylingfest handwritten in green
- there's something else in the programme too, which will verify to us that you have the lucky one!


Don't lose your lucky programme - we will need to see it! Contact us by email or visit the Lingfield Parish Clerk's Office at the Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre, High Street, Lingfield, RH7 6AB. We will arrange to meet you to verify your entry and present your prize voucher.


We have something ready! Details will be posted here and on social media next week. Someone will win this generous prize, donated to Lingfest by Ram Pub Company via Tenant of the Year, Dean Lee, at The Greyhound Inn - check your programme now!

Terms and Conditions

Prize is a weekend for two at any Youngs and Co Hotel. Prize includes accommodation on Saturday night with evening meal, and breakfast on Sunday morning. Not redeemable during peak periods i.e. Christmas, New Year, Mother's Day weekend, Easter, etc. Prize valid for 12 months. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative. There is only one lucky programme, given out free of charge and at random during Lingfest 2018. Winner must be over 18 and not a member of the Lingfest Volunteer Organising Committee. If the prize is not claimed by 23.59 on Wednesday 25 July 2018, an alternative free-to-enter competition or prize draw will be announced here. This free prize draw is organised by Lingfest Organising Committee, c/o Lingfield Parish Council, Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre, High Street, Lingfield RH7 6AB

2018 Lingfest Programme cover
Winning page from 2018 Lingfest Programme
2018 Lingfest competition prize

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

Due on stage at 20:30Into 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.
The Gangsters

The Gangsters

Due on stage at 19:00The Gangsters website
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.
Red Butler

Red Butler

Due on stage at 17:30Red Butler website
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 Swinghearts

The Swinghearts

Due on stage at 16:00The 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'!
Far Cry

Far Cry

Due on stage at 14:30Far Cry website
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!
Harry Spadge

Harry Spadge

Due on stage at 13:00Harry Spadge on Facebook
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 – is running the NEW 'Meridian Introduces...' stage at Lingfest for 2018.

The team auditioned a number of rising local stars, and is showcasing the cream of the crop at Lingfest!

Anna Howie

Anna Howie

Due on stage at 20:00‘Folky Countryness with a hint of Pop’
Anna is a London-born singer-songwriter. Gigging with bands and working as a function / backing / session singer - including live Radio 2 sessions in 2016 with Brian May and Kerry Ellis - Anna also runs the Hop Sessions at The Hopyard in Forest Row.
Tia Bartlett

Tia Bartlett

Due on stage at 18:30Country/Indie/Pop
Tia is an 18-year-old singer-songwriter from West Sussex. Heavily influenced as a child by her grandparents - whose house was always full of music, whether her grandad playing his guitar or her nan at her keyboard - Tia's favourite style to play and write in is country.
Tatiana Ashborn

Tatiana Ashborn

Due on stage at 17:00Pop/Rock
From a very young age Tatiana was destined for the stage! By the time she was 9, she had already performed as Cosette in ‘Les Miserables’ for the renowned drama college, Hurtwood House. Since then, Tatiana has performed in shows at the Chequer Mead and Hawth Theatres, danced in a short film about the ballerina, Olga, and sung at events. Tatiana is currently a student at The Brit School.


Due on stage at 15:30‘Shirley Bassey backed by the Buzzcocks’
Playing mainly original songs, Edgy's powerpop sound and rasping vocals embrace many musical influences – rock, blues, indie, country, folk, punk and jazz – all given a typical Edgy twist. Their live sets combine energy with an impish sense of fun. Edgy has been compared to the Pretenders, Teenage Fan Club and early Blondie, and was once described as ‘Shirley Bassey backed by the Buzzcocks’.
Amber Titchener

Amber Titchener

Due on stage at 14:00Acoustic Pop
14-year-old singer-songwriter Amber Titchener has been performing at local ‘open mic’ events since the age of 8, when she taught herself to play the guitar, keyboard and ukulele. Her love for singing has led her to perform at the world-famous Metropolis Studios, and more recently at the UK's biggest music industry network event by Notting Hill Music at Tileyard Studios in London, being the youngest artist to ever perform there.

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

Kids' Area Activities

Nippers getting restless?

Wear them out here

Kids area activities Lingfest 2018

Rhyme Time

Lingfield Library
We are bringing our popular Rhyme Time to Lingfest. It's fun, interactive and noisy, based on sharing nursery rhymes, action songs and percussion music. Suitable for 0-5 years and anyone else who wants to join in!


Wee One's Day Nursery
We will be making musical instruments using some recyclable items. We can try different items to see what different sounds they make with our friends and family. This is activity aimed at 0-5 years but can be fun for everyone!


Evolution Dance Academy
We will do a dance display, then everyone has the opportunity to learn a short dance routine with us for fun. No experience needed, just lots of enthusiasm!

Arts & Crafts & sensory play

Little Chums Pre-school
We have lots of activities for kids! From sensory play for babies and toddlers, crafts for 3-5 years, and making inspirational message rocks for 5-11 years.

Teddy Bear's Picnic Party

Rosie’s Coffee Lounge
Party games, followed by a Teddy Bear’s Picnic of delicious snacks, ending our Kid’s Entertainment for the day.
Please note: if your child has special dietary requirements or allergies, please provide their snacks yourself. The picnic is a complimentary snack kindly provided by Rosie’s Coffee Lounge.

Pottery Painting

Visit the Doodledish stall to paint your own masterpiece on a ceramic mug (£5.50). All items will be taken back to the studio for glazing and firing and will be available for collection the following week from our studio in Lingfield High Street.


Jenners Field play area
This year the Jenners Field play area will be enclosed within the Lingfest site for kids to enjoy throughout Lingfest. Kids should be under parental control at all times to ensure a safe and happy day for all.

Face painting

by volunteers for Lingfest
Add a fun twist to your Lingfest look! Our volunteers are offering festival-style face painting, suitable for all. You can choose from something simple for £1, or £2 for a more detailed design. Profits go to Lingfest.
Please note: some people can react to face paint – please ask to see ingredients to allow you make your own informed decision.


Who? What? When? Where?

What do you need to know?


Q. Where is Lingfest being held?

In Jenners Field, in the heart of Lingfield, within the Lingfield Nature Reserves. Surrounding roads are Vicarage Road, Church Road, Saxby’s Lane, Headland Way and Lingfield Common Road.

Lingfest 2018 Location

Lingfest main entry map

Q. How do I access the site on foot?

It depends which end of Lingfield you're coming in from. Lingfest is right in centre of the village, so we're encouraging people to walk into Jenners Field via:

  • Fosters Gate – opposite the library, Vicarage Road/Church Road end (steps)
  • Cobham Gate – next to the Scout Hut, Saxby’s Lane
  • Centenary Gate – from the allotments behind the Headland Way footpath
  • St Margaret’s Gate – via the footpath from Lingfield Common Road

All paths are via Lingfield Nature Reserves, so please wear suitable footwear, and bring a torch for going home!

Q. Where's the Lingfest ticket entrance?

The main entrance to Lingfest, where you'll show your tickets, is right next to the playground in Jenners Field, so the shortest pathway in is via Fosters Gate, opposite Lingfield library. There are steps here.

NB: The usual entrance to the Lingfield Nature Reserves, on the bend of Vicarage Road, is being used for traders, performers, disabled access and emergency vehicles only.

Q. How do I access the site by car?

Anyone being dropped off by car should use the fire station entrance in Saxby’s Lane. The pedestrian entrance on the bend in Vicarage Road, near Lingfield Primary School, will be reserved for disabled people, traders and performers.

There’s no allocated parking as this is a local event in the centre of the village. If you’re coming from the outskirts of the parish or surrounding villages, although there’s no allocated parking, there is a free car park at Gun Pit Road and a paid car park at Lingfield Station, all within easy walking distance. There may be on street parking locally (not Vicarage Road), but please ensure you park with consideration to your Lingfield neighbours.


Q. Can I bring a picnic?

Yes, visitors can bring their own food and drink but please note that for safety reasons, do not bring any glass items – including bottles of wine or other alcoholic beverage – or sharp-edged knives to the event. Confiscated items cannot be returned upon exiting the festival site.

Q. Will there be food and drink to buy at the site?

Yes, there are outlets selling food and drink. Please support them, they’re all Lingfield Locals! These outlets include a beer tent, a wide range of hot food, ice cream, and a tea tent.

Q. How will I be able to pay for food and drink?

Attendees will be asked to pay in cash. There are cash-point machines in Lingfield village.

Q. Will there be toilets on the site?

Yes, toilet facilities will be available, including a disabled/baby unit.

Q. Will there be any activities for children?

Yes, there will be lots of children’s activities taking place from 1pm-6pm including crafts, party games, and a dance activity.

Q. Can I leave the site on the day and come back?

Yes, up to 9pm, provided you’re wearing your wristband.

Q. What happens if it is raining?

The event will go ahead if it rains. However, the organisers reserve the right to cancel in the event of high winds or other extreme weather conditions.

Q. Can I bring my pet?

No animals will be permitted, other than guide dogs for blind and/or deaf attendees.


Q. Who organises Lingfest?

Lingfest is organised by a volunteer group of residents, backed by Lingfield Parish Council.

Q. Who is providing the live music this year?

There are two stages this year - see all the information about them here.

Q. Who provides the free Kids’ Entertainment?

Lingfield local businesses and organisations generously give their time and effort to bring us free Kids’ Entertainment - see all the information about them here.

Ticket FAQ from Lingfest

Q. How do I book tickets for Lingfest?

If you are an adult, or adult booking with children (maximum of two children’s tickets per one adult paying).

Q. When is the latest we can book tickets online?

Online ticket sales close at 23:59 on Friday 13th July. After that – if we have tickets left – you can get them at the box office at the main entrance from 12noon on Saturday 14th July until 9pm.

Q. How much are tickets to Lingfest?

Adult tickets £5, child tickets FREE (aged 16 and under). No tickets are needed for babies up to two years.

Q. Are there any concessions?

Yes, there are concessionary passes available for OAPs and registered disabled.

Concessionary passes are not available online; they are 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.

Q. Lingfest tickets need to be printed or can we show on our phones?

Paper-free is always good, so you can show your barcoded ticket on your phones - just add your tickets to your phone 'wallet' or 'passbook'.

However, you can also download your ticket pdf and print it.

Ticket FAQ from The Ticketsellers

Before contacting us please read the following FAQ to see if any of these helps to answer your question.

Q. How do I buy a ticket?

Click here for Lingfest tickets , add the tickets you want to your basket and follow the instructions on screen - enjoy the event!

Q. I am unable to complete my purchase / my card isn’t being accepted

If you are having problems making your purchase please contact us either by email or by phone 0121 472 6688 (24hrs)

Q. When will my tickets arrive?

You have purchased barcoded tickets – please check your confirmation email for dates of when tickets will be sent out, or alternatively log into your account here, go to ‘e-tickets and barcodes’ for more information on when they will be sent

Q. I have lost my ticket

Log into your account here go to ‘e-tickets and barcodes’ from here you will either see the door code or the option to download the barcodes.

Q. I purchased tickets but I haven’t had a confirmation email?

Please check your spam/junk folders if it isn’t in here please contact us either by email or by phone 0121 472 6688 (24hrs)

Q. I need to change my contact details 

You can do this logging on to your account here and selecting ‘update your personal details’ in the control panel 

Q. I want to transfer the tickets to someone else  

Lingfest requires names on tickets, you can change these by logging on to your account here and following the instructions in the green box.

Q. I can’t print off my ticket, what can I do?

Lingfest tickets are barcoded. If you have your barcode you can download the ticket to your mobile and show this to enter the event

Q. I can’t log into my account

Try resetting your password, see below, and if you are still unable to log in please contact us either by email or by phone 0121 472 6688 (24hrs)

Q. I can’t remember my password

Click here to reset your password

Q. How can I get a refund for my tickets?

Unfortunately, Lingfest tickets are non-refundable. If you took out booking protection at the point of purchase you’ll need to claim directly through Booking Protect Claim Booking Protect.

Q. How do I change the name on the tickets?

Lingfest requires names on tickets, you can change these by logging on to your account here and following the instructions in the green box.

Q. Why do I have to pay a transaction fee?

TheTicketSellers are a primary ticket agent, processing orders on behalf of event organisers. They charge a fulfilment fee, paid once per order.  This fee supports the fulfilment of your order; scalable platforms for ticket buying, 24 hour telephone support, ongoing web development for an enhanced customer experience, development of software enabling event organisers to scan your tickets quickly, plus provision of hardware and on-site support. 

Q. Get in touch

If the above hasn't answered your question you can get in touch with The Ticketsellers team using these details: Email: [email protected] Phone: 0121 472 6688 (24 hours)


Q. Can I sponsor the event?

Yes. Sponsorship is available in different packages. Please get in touch with the Lingfest team to discuss.


Q. Can I help out?

Yes you can! We need more volunteers to help out - there is a section on this just below.


Our fabulous supporters

Without whom you would be stuck in front of the telly

What better way to get behind our local community than by helping put on a fantastic summer festival.

By supporting Lingfest our sponsors and supporters have shown their dedication to the local spirit of Lingfield.

Thank you!


How you can help Hand pointing - Volunteer for Lingfest 2018

Would you like to be part of the Lingfest team?

We are 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!

Visit the manager’s office at Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre, High Street, Lingfield, RH7 6AB to find out more. Or email us now [email protected]

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