June 18 2013 Latest news:
Joe Bill, Features reporter
Monday, June 11, 2012
Bands and performers ready for LawnFest
West Heath School, Sevenoaks
Saturday, June 30, 3pm - 10pm
Tickets prices Adult £20 Family £40 over 9’s £10
Boutique music event LawnFest returns this year bigger and better than ever.
The one day festival, which raises money for the children’s charity the AlFayed Charitable Foundation, has bagged top rockers The Magic Numbers to headline the gig.
The critically acclaimed band from London have enjoyed enormous success over the past few years, with This is a Song, Forever Lost and Love’s A Game amongst their biggest and best-loved hits. Their debut album was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize and they’ve supported the likes of Travis and Snow Patrol.
Elsewhere on the bill comes Cleo Sol, dubbed as “one to watch” by MTV and MOBO magazine and ILUVLIVE, the 21-year -old recently signed to Island Records,and has already featured on Tinie Tempah’s Tears, Wretch 32’s Dancefloor.
The Streets’ Mike Skinner’s hotly tipped duo Man like Me also appear as well as five-piece covers-band Manchow, who have performed right across the UK playing everything from rock and pop to soul and punk.
The one day boutique festival of the season, held in the lovely grounds of the West Heath school and there will be plenty of activities for everybody including circus Skills workshops, , t-shirt design, Mr Bubble, the kids disco and an appearance from a much loved Eastenders actress.
Best known for the iconic role of Eastenders matriarch Carol Jackson, Lindsey Coulson will be story telling in the Children’s Area where many activities will take place during the day.
Christina Wells, Principal at West Heath said: “Lawnfest is the biggest event on the School calendar. All the students are very excited. Our focus as a music, arts and food festival is proving to be very popular and we are hoping to have around 3,000 people attending this year.
“It is important to remember why we put this event on. It is to raise much need funds to enable vulnerable youngsters who are not currently funded by their Local Authority to be able to come to our School. Camilla Al Fayed is very much at the helm in terms of the organisation of the event again this year and our charity is very dear to her heart.”