All too often the south east gets subsumed into London, with the assumption being that just because London is well catered for in terms of live music, everyone in Kent is as well. Sadly, it’s not the case, but every now and then the creative and artistic potential in these parts gets some buzz – and the Canterbury City Sound Project 2016 is one brilliant example of that.
Taking place over the bank holiday weekend of Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May – in glorious sunshine, the organisers claim – this festival is brings together music of all genres, DJs, bands, poetry, art and more to the beautiful Unesco town of Canterbury, also home to a thriving student population. Gigs will be taking place in the traditional pubs and clubs, as well as open air space, the medieval Westgate Towers and the 18th Century Greyfriars Chapel.
Previous headliners have included globally renowned Bastille, George Ezra, MNEK, Disciples, Duke Dumont, Slaves, Gorgon City and Hannah Wants, so expectations and standards are high. Keen to give back to the local community, there will also be free to enter areas for the public to enjoy and more family friendly events such as art, poetry and secret sets from some of the festival’s biggest acts.
Tickets are available here.