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Proudly sponsored by Miles & Barr Folkestone.
Welcome to music at the Folkestone Bandstand. Every Saturday and Sunday starting Saturday June 4th with the Platinum Jubilee Weekend.
On Saturdays from 2:30-5pm we are working again with Chris Smith of the Chambers Cafe Bar to present a variety of live music, entertainment, workshops and dancing from local groups as part of the STAND BY YOUR BANDS Project.
On Sundays from 2.30-4.30pm (unless otherwise stated, enjoy traditional bandstand entertainment including brass, silver, wind and concert bands. Relax in one of the deck chairs while enjoying the music this Summer season.
Arranged for you by Folkestone Festivals on behalf of and with the support of Folkestone & Hythe District Council and Folkestone Town Council. 

THIS YEAR WE HAVE AN AMAZING PROGRAMME LINED UP FOR YOU: 2022

JUNE 4th & 5th PLATINUM PARTY & BIG JUBILEE WEEKEND

Saturday 4th             11.00 am                    FANCY DRESS COMPETITION WITH FOLKESTONE TOWN MAYOR and TOWN CRIER & BAGPIPES

                                            11.30 – 2 pm             SCOTT ELVIS (Elvis Presley)

                                 2 – 2.45pm            ROMNEY MARSH MORRIS

                                     3 – 5pm              THE RUNAWAYS (SHADOWS TRIBUTE BAND) 50’s, 60’s Rock & Roll Music

Sunday 5th               11 – 12 noon      TIMELESS SONGS OF BARBRA STREISAND – Andy Wall Quintet

                                     12.30 – 2pm     THE DULCETTES singing songs from the 1920’s  to modern day (Gatsby, Wartime, Swing & Rock ‘n Roll

                                     3 – 5pm              SOUND CONVENTIONS BAND – 60’S TO CURRENT SCENE

Saturday 11th          2.30 – 4.30pm     SOMETHING ELSE 4 PIECE ROCK’ ROLL

Sunday 12th             2.30 – 4.30pm    GRAVESEND BOROUGH BAND (William Harvey Service)

Saturday 18th          2.30 – 4.30pm   KENT POLICE BAND

Sunday 19th             2.30 – 4.30pm   THE DUKES OF SWING

Sunday 25th           ARMED FORCES DAY (Folkestone Town Council)

Sunday 26th            2.30 – 4.30pm   SEVENOAKS & TONBRIDGE CONCERT BAND

JULY

Saturday 2nd           2.30 – 4.30pm  SHEPWAY BRASS ACADEMY

Sunday 3rd               2.30 – 4.30pm  1ST WHITSTABLE BAND

Friday 8th                 2.30 – 3.30pm BULLERS School CHOIR & ORCHESTRA

                                     4.00 – 4.45pm DIVERGENT Band

Saturday 9th            LIQUID JACKET (Chambers Event)

Sunday 10th             2.30 – 4.30pm  ASHFORD CONCERT BAND

Saturday 16th          CHARIVARI (With Chambers Event)

Sunday 17th               2.30 – 4.30pm  FAVERSHAM MISSION BRASS BAND

Saturday 23rd          11.00 – 5pm PRIDE PICNIC (Folkestone Festivals with the CHAMBERS)

Sunday 24th             2.30 – 4.30pm  HYTHE TOWN CONCERT BAND

Saturday 30th          THE LIBERATORS (Chambers Event)

Sunday 31st              2.30 – 4.30pm BIRCHINGTON SILVER BAND

AUGUST

Saturday 6th             12.30 – 2pm       SOUND CONVENTIONS BAND (Mixed set 60’s to current scene)

                                       3 – 5.30pm        ELECTRIC BEATLES

Sunday 7th                2.30 – 4.30pm  JASON LEIGH BAND – music of yesteryear

Saturday 13th          HULLABALLOO (Chambers Event)

Sunday 14th             2.30 – 4.30pm  SECOND WIND CONCERT BAND

August 20th & 21st MILES & BARR FOLKESTONE MUSIC FESTIVAL WEEKEND & AIR SHOW

Saturday 20th          10.45 – 11.30     FOLKESTONE PIPES & DRUMS

                                      11.45 – 2pm       5 IN THE BAR SWING BAND ( Classic swings from the American Songbook)

2.15pm              FOLKESTONE TEENYBOPPERS

                                      3 – 5pm              DAVE FERRA ALLSTARS BLUES

Sunday 21st              12 – 2pm             INVICTA JAZZ ORCHESTRA

                                      2 – 2.45pm        ROMNEY MARSH MORRIS

                                      3.15 – 5..15pm  THE  DUKES OF SWING (Red Arrows anticipated at 4pm)

Saturday 27th          NINA CLARKE BAND (Chambers Event)

Sunday 28th             2.30 – 4.30pm  DEAL BRASS ACADEMY

SEPTEMBER

Saturday 3rd             URBAN VOODOO MACHINE (Chambers Event)

Sunday 4th                2.30 – 4.30pm   CITY OF CANTERBURY BAND

Saturday 10th          FREAK FLAG (Chambers Event)

Sunday 11th             2.30 – 4.30pm    INVICTA JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Saturday 17th         DEAD MANS CORNER (STEVE BOLTZ) (Chambers Event)

Sunday 18th             ALTONES (Chambers Event)

Saturday 24th          SOPHIAS SYNDICATE (Chambers Event)

Sunday 25th             BIG BOSS MAN & FOOT-DOWN (Chambers Event) (Final Event of The Season)


THIS YEAR SO FAR

Jubilee Classic Car ShowELVISSSS


THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING TO DO IN FOLKESTONE

Check out the video featuring some of the highlights from the 2015/2016 events and one video highlighting the 2014 Folkestone events, or click the archive to re-visit previous Folkestone festivals. 

 


The Folkestone Festival website will provide all of the up-to-date information regarding the many impressive events we are involved with this year, keep checking back with us to make sure you do not miss out; be sure to keep an eye out for the other various organisations working hard to schedule brilliant events for the benefit of Folkestone.