Set in the grounds of Loddington Farm, Kent, the inaugural Turner’s Cider Harvest Festival took place. Put together in just 8 weeks by Phil Turner (Turner’s Cider), Lee Gollege (Sandstorm Records) and Paul Smith (Loddington Farm), the event also served as the official launch party for Turner’s Cider.
With music acts throughout the day including Moth Trap and The Pearl Hearts Facebook page, a good variety of Ciders available (as expected at a Cider festival), the atmosphere was intimate and friendly.
With two stages of musical entertainment the performances on offer were nice and varied. The main stage offered variety from rock acts to steel bands to tribute bands playing classic souls songs.
But it was the second stage that kept us most entertained with its open mic. This played host too many lovely performances that inevitably were not on the program.
Singers and violin players entertained the gathered crowds. There was no judgement or competition at this open mic. Just the brave and talented that dared to step up and entertain.
The MixUp attends many of the UK’s biggest and most established festivals of all sizes.
It was a nice experience to be there for the start of what could potentially become a yearly and popular event on the yearly festival calendar.
With scope to grow and the passion for music that the organisers hold, we may well have attended the start of something special. I hope in years to come we, at The MixUp, will be able to look back and say we were there when it started.
Small but perfectly formed, friendly and lots of cider. All in all a great evening in the Kent country side.
We look forward to Turner’s Harvest Festival 2016