King Louie, who are headlining at this year's Isfest are pictured on stage at last year's event.

Four professional bands and three young musicians to perform at Isfest

Four professional bands and three young musicians will entertain crowds at this year’s Isfest, a family music festival, which takes place on Saturday, August 31.

It will be held at the Isfield Community Enterprise field behind The Laughing Fish pub in Isfield, from 2pm until midnight.

Ice cream, barbecue, hog roast, Asian specialities, and fresh-cooked pizza will be on offer until 9pm. There will also be a beer tent serving local ales and cider along with wine and soft drinks and a cocktail bar which proved popular last year.

Live music starts at 2.15pm with three half-hour showcase slots for young musicians, Kaleigh Ann, Saskia Oates, and Tom Clarke.

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Bands

The Varlies, a four-piece rock band, takes to the stage at 4.30pm. They will be followed by rock and rollers Foul Play at 6.30pm, and Irish folk band Straw Dogs at 8.30pm.

Seven-strong King Louie perform the final set of the evening from 10.30pm with their renditions of soul and funk overs.

Camping is available to those buying tickets in advance, either on the Isfest website or over the bar at The Laughing Fish.

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Crowds relax at last year’s Isfest.

Tickets

Advance tickets cost £17 per adult and £5 per child, or £40 for a family ticket (two adults plus three children under 18). Tickets will also be available on the day at £20, £5 and £50 respectively.

Parking in the field will be free of charge.

Camping fees are £5 a tent, and £10 a caravan/motorhome/trailer tent. Pitches must be paid for in advance and festival tickets must be held by all those camping.

Bonfire society

Isfest is an annual fund-raising event staged by Isfield and Little Horsted Bonfire Society. This will be the sixth music festival to raise funds towards the annual free fireworks celebration in the village, as well as for local charities

The bonfire celebration, which includes torchlit procession through the village, firecrackers, bonfire and fireworks will take place on Friday, October 25.

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