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Following the huge success of the Cranbrook Town Music festival, CRANFEST 21, last September, we are pleased to say that the event will be back on this year.

CRANFEST 22 will take place on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September. The music will be hosted in several different venues in town, ranging from small, intimate acoustic venues, such as The Hive and Larkins’ Alehouse, to a large open-air stage in The George Hotel. We aim to make use of St Dunstan’s Church again, as well as the Vestry Hall, and this year we hope to utilise the excellent Queen’s Hall Theatre as an extra venue.

As with last year, we aim to showcase a wide variety of music genres across the various venues so that there is something for everyone to enjoy. With an extended programme on Friday evening, we will have nearly forty different artists playing over the two days.

Returning favourites include Southern rockers Melonheadman, soul-funk outfit Unit 48 and the delightful folk duo Red, Green & Blue. New artists this year include folk-punk-rockers The Outcast Band, fine Americana from Naomi Bedford and her band, jazz giant Paul Malsom and trio, and Kent reggae stars The Liberators.

Other genres featured are blues, from Jinda Biant, the Ben Hemmings Band and Dave Ferra, fine folk-rock from Wildwood Jack, Watergrain and Touchstone, plus some good old rock’n’roll from The Varlies, Dirty Lexi and Common Buzzards. With many more fine artists playing as well, you can be sure there will be something for everyone!

In addition to all of the contemporary music taking place in the town venues there will be a programme of classical music in St Dunstan’s Church, music workshops and other surprises in the Vestry Hall and, we hope, a Battle Of The Bands in the Queens Hall Theatre. With food and craft stalls in the High Street, plus a Buskers’ Corner and street entertainment, it is going to be a very busy couple of days indeed.

So, save the dates in your diary now – Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September – and let’s look forward to another great Cranbrook Music Festival.

For more information please email us at info@cranfest.co.uk