Neverworld Festival Preview:
Festival season is well and truly underway, and what an amazing summer we’ve had for it, memories of knee-deep mud in previous years are long vanquished (well, nearly!). Neverworld is a unique festival that was once called ‘LeeFest’ and has been running since 2006 when founder Lee Denny’s parents went on holiday and Lee decided to start a festival in their garden!
The Neverworld festival this year is taking place Thursday 2nd to Saturday 5th August in Hever in Kent. It looks to be great fun, themed as you might have guessed around Peter Pan. There are 3 ‘realms’ each one promising to offer an exciting and unique experience. The whole ethos of the festival is “Never Grow Old”, and as I often wonder if I am the oldest rock-chick at many a gig, this is certainly appealing to me!
Skull Ridge is the home of the steam-punk Pirate’s Tribe. It comes complete with casinos, cabaret clubs; all night parties are promised, along with rum!
Neverwoods is where the Lost Boys hang out. As you’d expect from the boys who chose not to grow up, it’s just one big adventure playground; with the added bonus of local food and drink, workshops, and new musical talent from Kent.
Mermaids Lagoon is billed as the Club Tropicana of Neverworld, flirtation is promised.
It all sounds like a lot of fun; added to this there’s a great line-up.
Clean Bandit headline Friday night, but we’d advise you not to miss Jeremy Loops (number one in South Africa), who had everyone up and dancing in the afternoon at Latitude.
Saturday sees the fabulous Bastille headline (the last time we saw them at a festival, we *were* knee deep in mud), and we’re also looking forward to seeing We are Scientists.
The great joy about festival though is discovering acts you haven’t heard of and being blown away by new talent or a genre that you don’t usually listen to – this festival looks to deliver all of that. Plus, there are often acts that just leave you smiling. Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana looks to be just that.
With this wonderful weather looking like it’s never going to end, what better way to spend a weekend?
Weekend tickets available from: https://neverworld.co.uk/tickets