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PUBLISHED: 12:56 09 July 2009 | UPDATED: 11:14 12 August 2010

A MUSIC festival founded in a schoolboy s back garden is to return for a third year in a new venue catering for 1,500 people. Lee Fest will take place this year on Saturday, August 15 in the field opposite Langley Park Boys School in Beckenham showcasing

A MUSIC festival founded in a schoolboy's back garden is to return for a third year in a new venue catering for 1,500 people.

Lee Fest will take place this year on Saturday, August 15 in the field opposite Langley Park Boys School in Beckenham showcasing over 30 acts with all proceeds going to charity.

The festival was launched in 2006 by student Lee Denny, now 21, who staged the festival in his back garden when his parents went away on holiday.

Year after year the event has grown and, with the help of five of his friends, the event will take place on three stages with music ranging from rock to hip hope and dance to folk.

Headlining the event will be indie rockers The Holloways on the main stage and Bromley's new talent Charles Anonymous, whose recent collaboration with rapper Bashy has featured on MTV.

Mr Denny said: "We're really keen to make sure that this festival can be for everyone. We want parents to bring their children and their grandparents. If you've ever fancied Glastonbury without the mud, come to LeeFest."

This year's charity is Kids Company, a London-based scheme providing practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children.

Tickets are £20 and available online at www.gigantic.com. Go to www.leefest.org.uk for more information.


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