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Big Green Cardigan Festival

7th to 9th September, 2018

Written By Andy Gunton

A well kept secret no more.

The Big Green Cardigan Festival is back once again in 2018, for its 8th year, over the weekend of 7th to 9th September.

This little gem of a festival takes place right on our doorstep in the lovely East Sussex countryside, just outside Sedlescombe, near Hastings. 

The Big Green Cardigan Festival is a little different to many others.

To quote the organisers, “There is no particular musical theme; the music policy is… that there isn’t one. All musical genres rub shoulders with each other, performed by acclaimed musicians and the best local artists. In the words of Miles Davis “Good music is good, no matter what kind of music it is.

This years visiting acts include multi award winning Celtic folk rock band Roving Crows, southern rockers The Fargo Railroad Company, 12 piece jazz band Trees, and bluesman Son of Dave.

Local artists are always well represented, and this year is no exception, with the likes of Sister Suzie, Claire Hamill, Mighty Sounds, The Haystingers, Anita Jardine and Paul Cheese performing over the weekend.

The festival runs two live music stages, which alternate, so you don’t have to miss any of the acts. One of those frustrating things that happens at many other festivals these days. The stages are under cover too.

Another novel idea is that The Big Green Cardigan Festival is for over 18’s only, and no dogs are allowed. They aim to provide an intimate, relaxed, end of summer vibe, so audience numbers are restricted to the hundreds, not thousands.

There are real ale bars, home cooked food, and plenty of clean toilets.

The festival site includes a campsite, just steps away from all the action.

If this sounds like your kind of festival, check out the festival website at:

Tickets are limited, and go pretty fast, so don’t delay.

Many people come back year after year for the Big Green Cardigan Festival, and we can understand why.

Maybe we’ll see you there?

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