Where: Hever, Kent
When: 2 – 5 August
Twelve years after founder, Lee Denny, organised a festival in his back garden whilst his parents were away on holiday, the originally named ‘LeeFest’ has evolved into it’s most imaginative form so far, Neverworld 2018. With festival goers encouraged to join one of a variety of ‘tribes’, choosing from The Pirates, The Mermaids, or The Lost Boys, this year’s event hosts a variety of acts across it’s themed stages, ranging from Miami inspired ‘The Beach’ to suitably named ‘The Goldmine’.
Having recently announced, Bastille, their biggest band to headline to date, the festival will also play host to a number of other artists including Clean Bandit, Rae Morris, GIRLI, My Nu Leng, Hudson Taylor, Hollie Cook and many more spanning the genre spectrum.
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With headline sets from Kate Tempest, Jake Bugg and Annie Mac last summer, LeeFest has also supported a range of artists on their path to success, some notable names including Ghostpoet, Slow Club, Frightened Rabbit and MØ.
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Neverworld is more than your typical music festival. With immersive themed stages, live actors, workshops and more, families are encouraged to attend. Last year activities included everything from acting classes, early morning yoga, and body zorbing to henna tattoos and printing your own t-shirts.
After expanding from 2,000 to 5,000 capacity following the festival’s relocation in 2016, things are set only to get bigger and better for Neverworld – but despite it’s rising visitor numbers, the festival still feels as intimate as ever. Tickets are available from the official website and start from £114+bf or £103.10+bf for groups of four.