Full details of Uckfield Festival now available

Uckfield Festival brochures have landed on door mats across town carrying details of ten days of fun and entertainment coming up in town from Friday, July 5, to Sunday, July 14.

Activities range from the ever-popular children’s parade and Big Day to family kite flying, a picnic and proms firework concert, and the music of George Harrison.


Holy Cross bellringers will sound a quarter peal lasting about 45 minutes to launch the festival starting at 6.30pm on Friday, July 5.

Children’s parade

The Big Day takes place the next day with stalls and arena events on the Luxford Field and the children’s parade arriving there at about 1pm. This year’s theme is Folk Tales.

Uckfield Theatre Guild will be entertaining that evening presenting songs from musicals throughout the ages.

On Sunday, July 7, the Lions fun run takes place, there’s a classic/historic car rally on the Luxford Field and during the evening tales from the life of Rudyard Kipling will be read from his books and his verse.

Magic lantern show

There will be a magic lantern show on Monday evening, July 8, and other highlights coming up during the week include Tom Ridout’s Handel on Jazz Ensemble  on Tuesday night.

A celebration of youth volunteering will take place on Thursday evening, and the same night there will be country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20s and 30s with Veronica Sbergia and Max De Bernardi.

Look out for Morris dancing and music outside the Alma Arms on Friday and the family kite day on Saturday, July 13.


The picnic and proms firework concert  takes place at Uckfield Rugby Club on the Saturday evening, the Uckfield Kit Car Grand Prix gets underway on the Sunday and the festival is rounded off that evening with All Things Must Pass, a celebration of the music of master guitarist, George Harrison, the “quiet Beatle”.

Throughout the week the Festival Club will be held in the Luxford Lounge at the Civic Centre with performances from local musicians from 6-7.30pm.

There’s lots more going on too. For full details see the Uckfield Festival website.

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