Thursday 3rd May– Monday 7th May 2018: Press Release
The eighth Maidstone Fringe Festival follows on from its predecessors in celebrating the diversity of new and original music in Kent and the South East, and during five days over the Mayday Bank Holiday weekend, filling the county town’s numerous pubs, clubs and music venues with live acts from across many different genres.
Incorporated within the festival are a number of all-day events and dance all-nighters, as well as family friendly entertainment in in cafes and coffee shops in the Town Centre, with much of the music being free to attend. Many local venues and businesses are supporting the festival, and Clive Emson Auctioneers have come on board as the major event sponsor for 2018. One Maidstone are continuing to support the event, as they have in previous years.
Building on the success of previous festivals, the 2018 event will see a wide mixture of music in Maidstone, from rock, indie and pop-punk, through to acoustic and blues acts, ska and reggae, contemporary folk, funk, soul, dance and hip-hop. Artists already confirmed to play this years festival continue the theme of high quality, Kent And South East based musical talent, which is at the heart of what Maidstone Fringe Festival is all about.
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Venues confirmed are: The Style And Winch, The Bierkeller, The Druids Arms, The Flowerpot, Drakes, Earls, The White Horse, Pizza Express Live, 4 Degrees, The Royal Albion, The Stag, The Cellars, Frederic, The Fishermans Arms, The Duke Of Marlborough and Cafe Bruges.