Possibly the most fun you can have in a field and with as much going on, in this smaller festival, as WOMAD or Glastonbury. I have attended many LeeFest weekends and witnessed the growth of the festival from ultra-DIY to beautifully produced sets and backdrops. There is always haybales, glitter, frisbee and powder-paint.
LeeFest Presents The Neverland is an immersive world that prides itself on attention to detail and fun. You might discover your home with the Mermaids of Mermaids Lagoon, the Pirates at Skull Ridge or join the Lost Boys in The Neverwoods. You are definitely encouraged to dress up in full or in part…everyone has a pirate hat, eye patch, ragged clothes and mermaids tail in their wardrobe, right?
Wandering through he woods you can come across the absurd and ridiculous, engage your self in a lost boys house party, pop down to Skull Ridge meet the pirates and take in a joke or two, play a retro game and do juggling tricks with the pirates…if they don’t make you walk the plank first.
On the outer banks of the festival you might find the “wondersands” and mermaids lagoon a great place for all to hang out, take in some DJ sounds or join in with mad and free dancing. Since their very first festival in Lee’s parent’s back garden in 2006, LeeFest has become a thriving arts community that welcomes 5,000 revellers annually, which is set to see Jake Bugg, Annie Mac, Wild Beats and Kate Tempest headline.
Last year the festival celebrated it 10th anniversary under the LeeFest moniker and the line-up was stellar. It included Lianne LaHavas, We Are Scientists, Otherkin, Get Inuit, Roots Manuva, Little Simz, Shura, Skinny Girl Diet and Circa Waves to name but a few.
LeeFest is nearing what is set to be their most exciting show ever and Parcels, Zak Abel, Hey Charlie, Yassassin, Yowl, Lissy Taylor and some extra Special Secret Guests join the LeeFest Presents The Neverland lineup.
LeeFest Presents The Neverland is an immersive world that prides itself on attention to detail and “silliness”. You might discover your home with the Mermaids of Mermaids Lagoon, the Pirates at Skull Ridge or join the Lost Boys in The Neverwoods.
As well as their need-to-know lineup of musical talent, LeeFest Presents The Neverland is colourful world of parties, workshops, delicious food, dance troupes, immersive performances, comedy, art and wonder.
FEATURING: JAKE BUGG, ANNIE MAC & KATE TEMPEST WITH VERY SPECIAL GUESTS WILD BEASTS & JUNGLE PRESENTS TAKEOVER.
TOM GREENAN – WILKINSON – FICKLE FRIENDS – LEWIS WATSON – MR SCRUFF – CRAZY P (LIVE) – MILK TEETH – KESTON COBBLERS CLUB – BAD SOUNDS – MOXIE – THE BAY RAYS – OXIDE & NEUTRINO – FISH STRONG ASIAN MOTHERS – BOKITO – SHAME – VALERAS – THE RPMS – HANNAH PEEL – SHAME – SUPERGLU – CHILDCARE – IDER – MAKENESS – KAGOUL-PARCELS – ZAK ABEL – HEY CHARLIE – YASSASSIN – YOWL – LISSY TAYLOR – PUMAROSA – SECRET SPECIAL GUESTS
Tickets are available from Leefest Presents The Neverland here: https://www.leefest.org Leefest is situated on beautiful land somewhere between Edenbridge in Kent and Royal Tunbridge Wells. Lets hope the sun keeps shinning!
Festival feature by Simon Jay, Photography by Simon Jay Price, Kalpesh Patel, Simon Reed.