Ken Fest is back to raise money for Clockwork charity

ken festAFTER successful shows in 2016 and 2017 the DIY music festival Ken Fest is set to return on Saturday, August 18.
With a roster of talented musicians, Ken Fest is raising money for Clockwork, a local charity supporting young adults suffering from depression.
Founded by Sandy Kenny in 2016, Ken Fest began as a simple idea: to bring together good music and good people with a bit of DIY spirit to support an amazing cause. Now in its third year, Ken Fest has grown to be a pillar in the local community developing strong ties with local and national charitable organisations, such as British Heart Foundation and more recently Clockwork. Ken Fest is set to become a regular annual event.
Hosted in a private woodland near Oxted, the hugely successful event has raised over £4,500 for charity and hopes to raise much more this year.
Ken Fest 2018 will celebrate a new wave of talent gracing the stage, including ten-piece brass band Dat Brass, as well as the home-grown talent Summers Sons, in a full two-hour takeover session.
Commenting, founder and organiser of Ken Fest, Sandy Kenny, said: “Ken Fest is a great day out for the whole community and feels like more than just a music festival. New artistes and emerging musicians can flourish in front of an amazing, supportive crowd – and the event raises money for an important cause that often doesn’t get the attention it needs. With mental health being such a taboo topic with young people, who are often unwilling to talk about these problems, we hope a positive setting like a music and arts festival can break the stigma and address some of the issues.”
Oxted’s Surrey County Councillor Cameron Macintosh, who has generously donating from his members’ allocation, added: “Ken Fest is a fantastic event which I am very happy to be supporting. It epitomises the community spirit of Oxted. I see real potential for this, coupled with Clockwork, to generate a positive long-term impact in the local area as well as giving aspiring musicians a step up in their journey as musicians.”
Contact details: Sandy Kenny – Organiser and founder – 07838830547
Tickets cost £15 in advance / £20 on the day

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