Cranfest 2023 is one week away

Only a week to go, and we look forward to welcoming you all to two days of great live music! This year, we are pleased to announce that we have 35 amazing musical acts performing at Cranfest. And, it’s all free for you to watch!

The fun begins on Friday, 8th September, and you will be able to enjoy various brilliant musical performances at Larkins’ Alehouse, The George Hotel, and in the Vestry Hall.

The fun continues on Saturday, 9th September, with 25 bands and musical artists playing all day in Cranbrook.

This year, we are excited to announce that we have an outdoor stage on Cranbrook High Street, in addition to music at the Vestry Hall, Larkins’ Alehouse, and The George Hotel. We hope that you will all enjoy what is on offer.

Regrettably, The Scorchers are unable to attend as a full band on Friday evening in the Vestry Hall. However, the core members of the band will be there with live instrumentation and backing tracks to perform a special Scorchers DJ Set. So, limber up and get ready for the ska/reggae dance party of the year!

Programs for the festival are now available for you to collect from The George Hotel and Larkins’ Alehouse. You can also drop us an email at, and we will send you a PDF so that you can print out your own program. Get ahead of the game and plan your viewing!

Alternatively, a full list of what is on this year, including times and venues, can be found on our What’s On Page.

We would also like to express a massive thank you to our sponsors this year: Larkins’ Alehouse, The Berkeley Group, Angelfish, Tesco, and The George Hotel. Without your help and support, this event would not be able to happen.