Lingfest 2019

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Lingfest 2019
Saturday 13th July

A very special community event for local residents to enjoy.

Lingfest – our party in the park – is a very special one day event for Lingfield locals of all ages to enjoy with their friends and families.

Lingfest returns to Lingfield on Saturday 13th July, noon to 10:30pm, with six live music acts on the main stage, local musical talent showcased on the 'Meridian Songwriters...' stage, free kids' entertainment, and a range of local food and drink traders – Lingfest will be the local community event of the summer.

Lingfest is FREE for kids, with adult tickets from £5* for over ten hours of live music and entertainment!

*Early Bird tickets available until 31st May

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE - Book Here!

Keep checking back here for more information about the event as it’s released.

Join the LINGFEST Crew

Be part of the best community crew around!

Our event has a secret ingredient – the Lingfest Crew. And the support and expertise of our volunteer Lingfest Crew members is what makes our community event such a success. Our event is set-up and run by local people for local people – your neighbour could be scanning your ticket, serving your drink, or entertaining your kids.

Whether it’s behind-the-scenes planning and organisation in the months before Lingfest, setting up in the week before, to helping out for a couple of hours on the day, we couldn’t do it without the Lingfest Crew!

It could be you – be part of something great, Join our crew now!

John Cole, Lingfield Parish Council Chairman and Lingfest volunteer thanks the crowd from the main stage
Some of the Lingfest crew
Lingfest crew in hi-vis tshirts
A Lingfest volunteers tshirt and kit

Live MusicSix bands

Food & DrinkStreet food and bar

Kids' AreaKids' activities

FAQsWhere? Who? When? What?

SponsorsA great big thanks to:

Lingfest CrewHelp out - become a volunteer!

Live Music

Six great live music acts

Plus the 'Meridian Songwriters' stage showcasing local musical talent

We’re thrilled to reveal our main stage acts for 2019

Blunter Brothers, The Gangsters, The Paul Stenton Band, Tar Babies, Groove Hoover, Wayne Woodward.
Blunter Brothers

Blunter Brothers

Blunter Brothers website
The Gangsters

The Gangsters

The Gangsters website
The Paul Stenton Band

The Paul Stenton Band

The Paul Stenton Band on Facebook
Groove Hoover

Groove Hoover

Groove Hoover website
Wayne Woodward

Wayne Woodward

Wayne Woodward website

Meridian Songwriters

a second stage to showcase our local stars

Meridian FM logo

107 Meridian FM – your local community radio station – is running the 'Meridian Songwriters’ stage at Lingfest for 2019.

The team has hand-picked a number of local stars to showcase at Lingfest.

We’ll be revealing the Meridian Songwriters live music acts soon.

Food and Drink

Food to keep you going

Drink to quench your thirst

We carefully select a range of local food and drink traders to supply Lingfest-goers with delicious bites and thirst-quenchers, from lunchtime right through to evening.
This year we welcome our most popular traders, plus we’ll soon reveal a selection of new food and drink stalls.

Please support them, they’re all local to the Lingfield area!

Fizz Tent - Pimms and Prosecco

Prosecco Cocktails and Pimms

Frizzecco
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.
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.
Soft drinks and water stall

Soft drinks and water stall

Dean Lee and his team from The Greyhound

As always, you’re also welcome to bring your own picnic and soft drinks. Alcoholic drinks can be brought into the event in limited amounts. These quantities are per adult:

  • Up to one litre of wine. (Standard boxes of wine will be accepted if shared between groups so long as the limit of one litre per adult is not exceeded.)
  • Or four cans of beer

Please remember: for safety reasons, do not bring any glass items - including bottles of wine or other alcoholic beverage - or sharp-edged knives to the event.

Kids' Area Activities

Nippers getting restless?

Wear them out here

Kids area activities Lingfest 2018

Put away your money! Lingfest always has a programme of FREE activities from 1pm till 6pm for accompanied children of all ages.

And with a fenced site and no exit or entry without a responsible adult, you know if the kids are happy, you are too!

We’ll be revealing more of 2019’s kids’ area activities soon.

FAQs

Who? What? When? Where?

What do you need to know?

Where

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.

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.

What

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 and a wide range of hot and cold food and drinks.

Q. Can I bring alcohol?

Yes, visitors can bring alcohol in limited amounts only. These quantities are per adult:

  • Up to one litre of wine. (Standard boxes of wine will be accepted if shared between groups so long as the limit of one litre per adult is not exceeded.)
  • Or four cans of beer

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. For security reasons, random bag searches will take place on site. Anyone who refuses to be searched by a steward - or other person acting on their behalf - will be refused admission or ejected from the site. Confiscated items cannot be returned upon exiting the festival site.

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. Some food and drink traders may be able to take card payments.

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.

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.

Who

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 an adult booking with children (maximum of two children’s tickets per one adult paying), Early bird tickets are available online now until 31st May - book now!

We have a limited amount of tickets available to buy in person from Lingfield and Dormansland Community Centre – either the Manager’s office or the Parish Clerk’s office, Monday to Thursday, cash or cheque payment only.

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

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

Q. How much are tickets to Lingfest?

Child tickets FREE (aged 16 and under) with an adult ticket. No tickets are needed for babies up to two years.

Adult tickets:

  • £5 Early bird ticket to 31st May 2019 (plus 80p transaction fee per online order)
  • £7.50 Standard ticket 1st June to 12th July 2019 (plus 80p transaction fee per online order)
  • £10 On the door ticket 13th July 2019, if available.

Q. Are there any concessions?

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

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.

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.

Sponsorship

Q. Can I sponsor the event?

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

Lingfest Crew

Q. Can I help out?

Yes you can! We need more volunteers of all abilities to join the Lingfest Crew - there is a section on this just below.

Sponsors

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON LINGFEST SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES PLEASE EMAIL US AT [email protected]

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!

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