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Please be aware that because everyone is playing for the love, the ‘time schedules’ displayed on each day will be flexible.

Thursday 2nd June 2022

THE ROYAL OAK

7:00pm-11pm:

- The Airstreams

- Pretend Squeeze A Crowd

THE SUSSEX ARMS

LOCAL & LIVE STAGE

2.00pm - Gronk

2.50pm - Soda Prism

3.40pm - Abi Orfila

4.30pm - Jennifer Lee Ridley

5.20pm - The Good Ship Band

6.00pm - James Wood

7.00pm - Blue Violet

8.00pm - The Breretons

Friday 3rd June 2019

THE FORUM

GARDEN

3:00pm - TW PRIDE “Kings & Queens”

5:00pm - Joe Walker

6:00pm - Biddle

INSIDE

1:30pm - Thomas Jay

2:30pm - Kay Hazelden

3:30pm - Bjika

4:30pm - Dale Frost

5:30pm - Zombie Met Girl

6:30pm - All the Above

7:30pm - CODE:MARLA

8:30pm - Dwella

9:30pm - Kung Fu Slipper

10:30pm - Bombay Monkey

OUT THE FRONT

Fine Grind Coffee & Rascalls Pizza

2pm - Bell Orchestra :

An interactive musical game for families, that invites audiences of all ages to come together to play beautiful melodies on a set of giant chimes.

5pm - Paul Cheese

THE ROYAL OAK

2pm-7pm:

- SUPAJAM STUDENTS PRESENT...

in association with Black Deer Festival

All day event raising funds to help students at the SupaJam music college. The students are hosting their own stage at Black Deer Festival. [Info]

8pm-11pm:

-Peter Taylor

-Kharma and the Devil

-and more T.B.C.

THE SUSSEX ARMS

INSIDE

4.00pm - Dom Barton (DJ)

5.15pm - Karl Quinn (DJ)

6.30pm - Mark French (DJ)

8.00pm - Funk Off (Funk, Soul and Disco)

LOCAL & LIVE STAGE

2.00pm - Ryan Weeks

2.50pm - MoVe OvEr DaLi

3.40pm - Jez Harley

4.35pm - Paul Gunn Collective

5.30pm - Summit of the Big Low

6.20pm - Steve Hewitt

7.10pm - Rob Picazo Band

8.00pm - Harry Whitty Band

Saturday 4th June 2022

THE FORUM

GARDEN

1:00pm - TW Poetry Festival (spoken word)

2:30pm - Word Up! (spoken word)

INSIDE

1:30pm - T.B.C.

2:30pm - Perry Ripley

3:30pm - Heidi

4:30pm - Jon Bontempi’s Catastrophic Organ Failure

5:30pm - Night Without Sleep

6:30pm - Tor

7:30pm - Red Coast

8:30pm - Joeythin

9:30pm - HERAHERA

10:30pm - Zap Euphoria

OUT THE FRONT

Fine Grind Coffee & Rascalls Pizza

2.00pm - Strong Enough :

Feats of strength, circus tricks, acro-dance and comedy weave together to deliver an uplifting, empowering and moving message: we are strong enough.

3.00pm - Paul Cheese

THE GEORGE

12:30pm - Cyrano

1:30pm - All the above

THE ROYAL OAK

12pm-6pm:

- GARDEN SESSIONS (Acoustic acts)

8pm-11pm:

- Shep & Co.

- Coney Island Maybe

- DJ and the Revelators

THE SUSSEX ARMS

INSIDE

4.00pm - Bjika (DJ)

5.15pm - DJK (DJ)

6.30pm - Alex Richardson (DJ)

8.00pm - Vinyl Tap (Be the DJ for 15 minutes)

LOCAL & LIVE STAGE

2.00pm - Ukelear Fallout

3.00pm - Cally Collective

4.00pm - Paul Dunton Orchestra

5.00pm - Mick Crowther

6.00pm - The Ackerleys

7.00pm - Steffan James

8.00pm - Two Weeks In Nashville

Sunday 5th June 2022

THE FORUM

GARDEN

1:00pm - TW Poetry Festival Presents Under 18s Open Mic

2.30pm - Under 18s acoustic sessions

INSIDE

1.00pm - Under 18s takeover

5.30pm - Bangers & Trash

OUT THE FRONT

Fine Grind Coffee & Rascalls Pizza

THE SUSSEX ARMS

LOCAL & LIVE STAGE

1.30pm - The Tilston Sisters

2.10pm - Alana Hazzard

3.00pm - David Mumford

3.50pm - Kylie

4.30pm - Joe Ackerley

5.15pm - Coney Island Maybe

6.00pm - Mystery special guest

7.00pm - The River Flows

Info

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WHAT?

Unfest is an annual local music and arts fringe festival for Tunbridge Wells and the Southeast region.

WHEN?

Unfest is usually held every Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May. In 2020 it will be held on Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th June.

WHERE?

The festival centres around The Forum on Fonthill and its sister pubs on the Pantiles, The Ragged Trousers and Sussex Arms.

In 2014 we were delighted to be joined by several affiliated venues. 2022 venues include The Sussex Arms, The Ragged Trousers, The George and The Royal Oak.

WHO?

The festival is curated by the volunteers who work year round at The Forum. It aims to showcase the town’s independent spirit: its music venue, it’s businesses, its music and art - with three days of free entry to see the best of what is being created and hosted in Tunbridge Wells.

Unfest is named for, and curated by Unlabel – the Forum-based independent record label founded in 1996 to highlight the town’s flourishing underground music scene, and which has gone on to work with bands throughout the UK and beyond.

HOW?

Unfest is a largely free, not-for-profit festival (another reason for the ‘un’). It is made possible by organisers giving their time for free, musicians playing for free, and venues providing their space for free.

AND?

The Forum listings: http://www.twforum.co.uk/

Excellent Unfest videos from Francesca Daisy Hill showing everything Unfest from music to wildlife:
Unfest 2012 http://vimeo.com/49064062
Unfest 2011 http://vimeo.com/33483149
(Shot on a Braun Nizo 561 macro super 8!)

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