Big Day Out Kent welcomes chart topping artists to Mote Park
Big Day Out Kent
Last weekend (25th & 26th June 2016) saw Maidstone open it’s doors to a brand new local festival. The two-day event named Big Day Out Kent saw X Factor stars, chart topping artists and more gather at Mote Park for the exciting new festival.
As you all know, I love live music but travelling up to London every time gets a bit exhausting, so when I heard about this new festival on my door step, I knew I had to go. As soon as the tickets went on sale, they were snapped up and the countdown began.
Soon enough the line-up was drip fed through the festival’s Facebook event. As I had tickets to the Saturday I had the pleasure of seeing Riff Raff, Lucy Spraggan, Diversity, Union J, Absolute Bowie, The Pigeon Detectives, Toploader and headliners The Hoosiers.
Personally I was over the moon to find out that The Pigeon Detectives were playing as I’ve wanted to see them for years and they certainly didn’t disappoint! Unfortunately, one act did disappoint and that was Union J.
They came out onto the stage and questioned where they were?! Surely if you’ve been invited to play a gig and agree to do it, at least research where you are! All you have to do is say ‘Hello *insert town/city name here*!’ and the crowd will love it. It seemed that they couldn’t even handle that. Poor performance guys!
Anyway, on to the positives of the day! The Pigeon Detectives were fantastic and full of energy. Lucy Spraggan was equally amazing and took time to meet some fans post-performance. Diversity were incredible and gave away tickets to their upcoming tour.
Despite the rain, everyone seemed to be in good spirits throughout the day and were enjoying the acts, along with the free activities. The free rain ponchos helped a great deal, cheers Big Day Out!
Overall the event was well worth the money in my eyes and I’m eagerly awaiting the announcement of next year’s festival. Bring on Big Day Out 2017!