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Chislehurst festival returns for another year of live local music and family fun

PUBLISHED: 15:50 23 May 2016 | UPDATED: 15:50 23 May 2016

This year will be the sixth Chislehurst Rocks! festival

This year will be the sixth Chislehurst Rocks! festival

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Only local acts can play at the festival

A crowd-pulling festival showcasing the best local music talent is set to return to Chislehurst next month.

The Chislehurst Rocks! Music Festival, put on by the Friends of Chislehurst Recreation Grounds, pulls in around 4,000 visitors during the day festival.

Held in Walden Rec at the very top field of Chislehurst Recreation Ground, on Saturday, June 18, the event will feature performances from live acts including local artists, bands and performance groups.

Barbara Arora, chair of the Friends, said: “When setting up the Friends, it was always our ambition to encourage people to come together as a community and make more use of the fantastic green space on offer.

“We are thrilled that Chislehurst Rocks! has become such a popular and event and that we have so much talent in the area to enjoy.”

The festival will run from 11am to 9pm, with workshops, wandering entertainment, rides, food and drinks all available to visitors.

Friends’ treasurer Julie Covill said: “It has only been possible to put on Chislehurst Rocks! this year because of a grant from Awards for All and because of a number of generous corporate and individual sponsors.

“We really want to make this year’s event the best one yet; there are still sponsorship opportunities, including membership of our £100 club, or readers can make a donation of any amount via BT’s MyDonate on the FOCRG website.”


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