Hops ‘n’ Harvest Beer Festival at Kent Life

Halloween Spooktacular

Hop along to Kent Life in Maidstone on 8 and 9 September 2018 for their annual Hops ‘n’ Harvest Beer Festival.

With a packed programme of activity planned for the weekend, festival goers can enjoy a great atmosphere while listening to some fantastic live music and sampling up to 50 varieties of locally brewed beers, ales and cider in the beer tent.

Take in the pleasant aromas of the hops while witnessing and taking part in the hop-making processing including picking some of Kent Life’s very own hops by hand.  Don’t miss the opportunity to see Britain’s only remaining coal fired Oast House as this will be brought back into working life for one weekend only.

Peek inside the Hoppers Huts, where previous generations would have enjoyed their summer holidays.

Family favourite Sooty will be performing shows in the Big Top.

Don your hop crown and enjoy traditional entertainment with the Pearly Kings and Queens.

The two-day festival will feature some brilliant live musical entertainment from established Kent acts alongside some bright upcoming stars too.

Saturday 8 September

On the main stage performances by:  Matt & Lavinia, Katie Kittermaster, Nick Woods, Aid Lewis Band, ProtoStereo, The Unknown, Hobo and the Hippies, Sold on Soul.  Acoustic Stage:  Skinners Rats, Pearly Kings & Queens, Frankie Swain,Sophie Harmsworth, Kelly Stanley and Martin Morris.

Sunday 9 September

On the Main stage there will be performances by Matt Brooks, Blackfoot Daisy, Rosie Pennie Band, Contraband and The Gallerys.    Acoustic Stage:  Skinners Rats, Pearly Kings & Queens, Frankie Swain, Aid Lewis, Niahmh McSmith and Martin Norris.

Opening Times Saturday 8 September: 10am – 11pm, Sunday 9 September: 10am – 6pm.  You are encouraged to make use of public transport from Maidstone, as there is limited onsite parking.

For the first time Kent Life members will be able to come along and enjoy the Hops ‘n’ Harvest Festival for free.

Ticket Prices – Saturday 8 September

Gate Price

Adult   £12.00

Child (3-15)   £9.00

Concession   £11.00

Family (2+2) £37.00

Under 3s and Kent Life members FREE


Ticket Prices Sunday 9 September

Gate Price

Adult   £9.95

Child (3-15)   £8.25

Concession   £8.95

Family (2+2) £32.95

Under 3s and Kent Life Members FREE

Hops ‘n’ Harvest Beer Festival

Tickets purchased in advance from the Kent Life website can benefit from a 10% discount on admission prices listed above.

For further information and to purchase discounted tickets or to become a member of Kent Life for free entry into the festival call 01622 763936 or visit www.kentlife.org.uk

You can also follow Kent Life on Facebook – /KentLifeFamilyFun and on Twitter @Kent_Life

Kent Life is in Lock Lane, Sandling, near Maidstone, just off junction 6 of the M20 or only an hour by train from London.

Media enquiries to Caroline Edmunds at Pennington PR on 01892 616647 or 07775 943305.

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