Festival Goes off with a Bang!

Reviewed at The Tonbridge Festival of Music and Fireworks by Kit Chellel for Kent & Sussex Courier.

Read the full review here.

The Tonbridge festival of music and fireworks has been hailed a sparkling success. Some 4,400 people came to the castle lawn over the weekend to enjoy what organisers say was the best ever line-up. And audiences escaped the muddy misery endured by other festival-goers in the north of the country over the three days. The predicted heavy rain never materialised, apart from a five-minute shower on Sunday night.

Acts like Magic of Abba and Gary Williams and the Rat Pack had revellers dancing in the aisles against the spectacular backdrop of Tonbridge Castle.

There was an appearance by musical students from West Kent College, who performed a selection of pop and disco hits on Friday evening.

Organisers Musical Associates hailed the event as a resounding success. Spokesman Andrew Wyke said: "Last year there were a few things we had to improve on - and we did. "I think this is the best one we have done. The combination of music and fireworks was something else. Hopefully the festival is back on track."

This year was the 8th festival held in Tonbridge and organisers are hoping to return to the castle lawn next summer.