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...' second 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 on the door tickets at £10.00 for over ten hours of live music and entertainment!

TICKETS Now ONLY available at the box office at the main entrance from 12noon on Saturday 13th July until 9pm.

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

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

Due on stage at 20:45Blunter Brothers website
Lingfest 2019 headliners, this classic Funk showband has become established as one of the premier ‘Revue’ acts in the UK, often selling out gigs wherever they go. The band pays tribute to the classic stars of Classic Funk, Motown and Soul with all your favourite artists from James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Prince, Chaka Khan, to the Brand New Heavies and Bruno Mars. The band has supported many major acts including Edwin Starr, Sister Sledge, Ruby Turner, Rufus Thomas and Geno Washington. Testament to their outstanding talent, the players have worked with, amongst others, Sir Elton John, Joan Armatrading, Sir Cliff Richard, Mica Paris, Nelly Furtado, Joss Stone, Tears For Fears, Heather Small (M People) and Macy Gray!
The Gangsters

The Gangsters

Due on stage at 19:15The 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.
The Paul Stenton Band

The Paul Stenton Band

Due on stage at 17:45
The Paul Stenton Band is headed by an emerging UK Guitarist born in Brighton, who started playing at the age of 12 after his musician father made him a cardboard Fender Stratocaster! By the age of 16 he achieved runner up in Guitar magazine’s ‘Young Guitarist of the Year’ competition. With a masterful technique you can hear many styles in Paul’s solos highlighting genres such as blues, rock, country and heavy metal.
The Tar Babies

The Tar Babies

Due on stage at 16:15The Tar Babies on Facebook
Still on their way home from Woodstock, the children of ‘Flower Power’ and ‘Free Love’, The Tar Babies play the very best 60’s music this side of the 70’s. Never more comfortable than on stage, The Tar Babies are guaranteed to impress with their electric atmosphere of musical humour and non-stop dancing. In their own words, The Tar Babies say they’re “the very best and most authentic trip into 'The Great British Sixties'. The finest musicians in the country in frilly shirts and tight stripy trousers. What more could you want?”
Groove Hoover

Groove Hoover

Due on stage at 14:45Groove Hoover website
Groove Hoover describe themselves as ‘a tribute to classic rock through the ages’. Beginning humbly, playing at an Open Mic Night in Oxted and sharing a passion for the sounds of 60s, 70s and 80s rock bands, the band formed in Summer 2017 and plays at venues all over the U.K. Groove Hoover loves performing and hopes this passion shines through on stage.
Wayne Woodward

Wayne Woodward

Due on stage at 13:15Wayne Woodward website
Wayne Woodward, our opening performer at Lingfest, was a ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ 2016 finalist. Performing a wide range of classic swing music, Wayne’s unique tone and vocal range are instantly recognisable and memorable.

Meridian Songwriters stage

a second stage to showcase our local stars

Meridian FM logo

This year, the Meridian Songwriters’ Stage will put the spotlight on local songwriting talent.

Hosted by 107 Meridian FM's Jay Crame and Tom Gilchrist and with help from Dave Phillips, we're bringing together some fabulous artists on Lingfest's acoustic stage.

Dragonfly Sky

Dragonfly Sky

Due on stage at 20:15The Dragonfly Sky
Dragonfly Sky are a harmony driven acoustic duo from Surrey, UK. Amy and Chris are writers and performers of well crafted, atmospheric songs. With mellifluous harmonies and perfect arrangements, you’ll be caught up in the story and drifting through a heady mix of light and dark shades.
The Anna Howie Band

The Anna Howie Band

Due on stage at 18:45The Anna Howie Band website
Anna Howie is a UK Americana singer/songwriter who has worked for many years as a function singer and backing vocalist for people including Brian May and Kerry Ellis, also appearing on Radio 2 and Meridian FM. Anna has recorded two albums and recently returned from Nashville where she recorded her new EP ‘An Idiots Guide to Love’ which is being released in July 2019.
Elliott Meldrum

Elliott Meldrum

Due on stage at 17:15Elliot Meldrum Music on Facebook
Elliott is a 16-year-old up-and-coming act who has been making his way around the local scene. His style is Singer-Songwriter pop with folk influences, and has a strong baritone backing up percussive guitar playing – one to watch out for! Elliot on YouTube
Lexie Clapshoe

Lexie Clapshoe

Due on stage at 15:45Lexie Clapshoe
Local singer Lexie returns to Lingfest, this time as a solo artist performing country, folk and pop covers in an acoustic style and focusing on less mainstream songwriters, such as Amy Macdonald.
Lexie Clapshoe

Jake Tuesley

Due on stage at 14:15Jake Tuesley
Local resident and Brit School student Jake returns to Lingfest’s Meridian Stage, this time as a solo act performing pop covers. Jake has previously appeared in ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’ in the West End, and locally at Chequer Mead Theatre and Dormansland Carnival.

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 back our most popular traders plus a selection of new food and drink stalls.

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

The Buffalo Burger Company
The Buffalo Burger Company will be serving their delicious range of foods. Buffalo meat is virtually zero fat, yet high in protein and taste. They will also be offering a choice of Wild Boar products, all meat hand reared locally in West Sussex. Vegetarian options available.
Pizza Project
Prepare for delicious pizza at Lingfest from Pizza Project who hand-stretch, prepare and cook exceptional pizzas with a friendly service. Vegetarian options available.
Punk Tacos

Mexican Street Food

Punk Tacos
Punk Tacos will be serving their fresh Mexican street food at Lingfest. They use the freshest possible ingredients to bring you great tasting tacos and quesadillas, all served from their vintage taco truck. Vegan options available.
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.
Fizz Tent - Pimms and Prosecco

Prosecco Cocktails & 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.
Ice cream van
Tonibell, an iconic British brand since the 60s, will return to Lingfest. They have over 97 different varieties of ice-cream, sundaes and frozen yoghurt – which is why they describe themselves as the cream of desserts!
Cloud 9 Coffee van

Coffee tea and cake

Cloud 9 Coffee
New to Lingfest, Cloud 9 Coffee serves fresh ground Fairtrade coffee, iced coffee, Frappes, tea and herbal teas, hot chocolate and soft drinks in compostable cups, with freshly made traybake cakes too.
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!

The Elves and the Shoemaker from The Cat’s Grin Theatre Company

The Elves and the Shoemaker

Starts at 17:15

The Cat’s Grin Theatre Company
Lingfield's very own Cat's Grin Theatre Company hit the ground dancing in this original version of the classic tale about Jimmy Shoomaker who is unable to compete with the global cobblers that is Fancy Pants Footwear. However, late one night, his workshop is visited by two Elves who are VERY good at sewing. Then the magic and the dancing really begin! An immersive theatrical experience for 4 years and over, involving sewing, hammering and lots of audience participation!


Starts at 15:00

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!
Messy Church logo

Arts and Crafts

Starts at 14:30

Messy Church
Join the happy Messy Church team for some fun arts and crafts activities at Lingfest. Run by volunteers from Lingfield’s St Peter and St Paul Church, they’ll be running a mini version of their monthly after school activity for 3 to 11year olds.


Starts at 13:30

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 activity is aimed at 0-5 years but can be fun for everyone!
Rhyme Time by Lingfield Library

Rhyme Time

Starts at 12:45

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!


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.

Activities for all ages

For kids from 5 to 95!
Silent Disco

Silent Disco

18:30 - 21:30

Silent Disco
Shhh – come and dance to your own beat in our Silent Disco! With music from the 80s to the latest top 40 hits, there’s something for everyone! Three different channels play anything from pop to rock to dance – even kids’ favourites – if you don’t like the song, you just change the channel on our wireless colour changing headphones. Loads of festival fun for all ages! Please note: Our Silent Disco is FREE, but we’ll need a £10 refundable deposit for your wireless headphones, cash only.
Balance Fitness Challenge

Balance Fitness Challenge

12:30 - 18:00

Balance Fitness Challenge
The team at Balance will be running a range of fun family-friendly activities throughout the day until 6pm, from a sack race to a tug of war, and an all-festival one minute Bike Sprint Challenge - why not challenge your friends and family to see who’s fastest! Medals awarded to the winners and a prize for all competitors.
Pottery Painting by Doodledish

Pottery Painting

12:30 - 18:00

Visit the Doodledish stall to paint a figurine or your own masterpiece on a ceramic mug (£5). All items will be taken back to the workshop for glazing and firing and will be available for collection the following week from the Community Centre in Lingfield High Street.

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
Lingfest crew in hi-vis tshirts fitting wristbands
Some of the Lingfest crew
Lingfest volunteers in tshirts


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.

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 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.


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).

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.


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.


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


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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