Friday, February 23, 2024

New Day Festival: Feeder, Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre

There almost certainly cannot be any other low-key festival anywhere across the UK, or further afield, where, to move between the two stages, The Spitfire stage and Shindig stage, necessitates the crossing of a pathway between a stream and a waterfall, where the festival camp site is situated next to an orchard, and where the parking is a clearing between rows of trees.  The three-day New Day Festival is held in the gardens of Mount Ephraim, which itself is located in the heart of some glorious Kent countryside, and for location alone this event is heard to beat.

New Day tends to focus on vintage acts across varied genres, largely drawn from the 60’s / 70’s, so you’ll not see Metallica, Ozzy or the Foo Fighters down there, but what you will find are great facilities, access via a gorgeous country lane, lots of great music, a very friendly crowd and good locally brewed beer at £3.50 a pint .. £6 at Reading.

A New Day Festival 2018
A New Day Festival 2018
Laurence Todd
Laurence Todd
Took early retirement after many years as a teacher in order to write books as well as about music. A long-time music obsessive, has wide and eclectic tastes but particularly likes prog rock and rock in general. Enjoys going to gigs and discovering new acts.

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