SUNDAY 2 JULY, MONDAY 3 JULY, TUESDAY 4 JULY
Cricket: St Edmund's
1st XI v The MCC
Sunday 2 July I 11am
Enjoy a day of cricket sitting under the canopy of the chestnut trees that majestically line the St Edmund’s 1st XI cricket pitch. Bring your own picnic. Some seating will be provided. Refreshments available from The Horse Box: from 10.30am Please use the Giles Lane car park for this event.
Swing Dance Workshop
Sunday 2 July I 10.30am - 12pm
Get ready to boogie-woogie and join us for an exhilarating 90-minute workshop with Emma and Glenn, swing dance enthusiasts who are well-known on the lindy hop scene. Whether you are learning your first swing steps or are a seasoned dancer, this event will get you in the mood for our Sunday Swing concert in the Festival Marquee. Suitable for all ages. Wear comfortable clothing or feel free to dress up for the occasion.
Sunday Swing with
The Ray Gelato Giants
Sunday 2 July I 12.45pm (doors open 12.15pm)
Tickets: £15 I under 12s FREE
Combined Ticket for Concert and Dance Workshop: £25
Join us in the Festival Marquee for a summer’s afternoon with ‘the Godfather of Swing’, Ray Gelato. Ray and his acclaimed band The Giants have been a favourite at the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London, holding down a 16 year residency over the Christmas period. The long-established Ray Gelato Giants continue to work to packed rooms, concert halls and festivals. The Giants have a worldwide fan base and are known for their level of high musicianship and great energy with every performance. Don’t miss this chance to see these awesome guys here in Canterbury and try out your swing dance moves!
• Festival Bar and Food stalls: Will be open from 12:15pm so bring all the family and get ready to swing!
• The St Edmund’s Big Band: 12.45pm
• The Ray Gelato Giants: 2pm
“Awesome band” SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY
“He plays what he means and he means what he plays” JOOLS HOLLAND
Watch video message from Ray Gelato in Milan
Sing! with Mark De-Lisser
Workshop followed by informal performance at 4.15pm
Monday 3 July I 2pm
Tickets: £15 adult (18+)
includes 90-minute workshop, refreshments and a donation to Bright Shadow.
Explore the joy of singing with renowned vocal coach, Mark De-Lisser. Mark is one of the most sought-after choral directors and vocal coaches in the UK. He has worked with some of today’s top vocal talent, including Ariana Grande, Jessie J and Beverley Knight, and on some of the UK’s most watched TV shows, including BBC’s BAFTA nominated ‘Our Dementia Choir’ with Vicky McClure, ‘Songs of Praise’ and ITV’s award winning ‘The Masked Singer’. Mark will lead a day of workshops for pupils* from across East Kent. For adults with a love of singing there is an afternoon workshop; no experience necessary! Places are limited so book early. *By invitation
Tuesday 4 July I 7.30pm
Tickets: £14 adults I £7 child/student U21
On sale from 28 April. Includes entry to firework display and a complimentary hot dog.
Join us for a spectacular festival finale! A sparkling night of entertainment in which, through music, dance and word, we pay tribute to some of our most iconic musical legends including Elvis, Bowie, The Jacksons, Take That to name a few. The orchestra, vocalists, actors, dancers will transport the audience to a world of music from pop and soul to rock ‘n roll.
& Firework Display