This festival is cancelled. The organisers issued this statement on Tuesday 16th January:
Hi chiddfest festi folk,
Unfortunately i now have had to cancel this years Chiddingly jazz blues rock festival on july 6-7-8 (chiddfest chapter 5)as wealdon district council have now issued a Habitat directive for ashdown forest not allowing any new events(on new sites) to take place with in a 30 mile radius,i am sorry if this has caused you any inconvenience as it has me but we hope this can be resolved and we can apply for 2019 chapter 6.
All early bird tickets purchased will be refunded in full in the next five days,
Thank you all for your kind support over the last four years and hope we can all get together again next year.
Chiddingly's jazz blues rock and beer festival, Chiddfest, returns for a fourth year at a new location nearby to the previous one, at Broad Farm, Hellingly, East Sussex, from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July 2018, in aid of the Alzheimers Society.
Acts confirmed so far include China Crisis, Dreadzone, Misty in Roots, Wille and The Bandits, Feral Ghost, The Quireboys, Mollie Marriott, Bad Touch, and more, with more to be announced.
For all of the details so far please see the line-up page.
Early bird tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend with camping: £60
junior (aged 6-14) weekend with camping: £20.
family weekend (2+2): £130
caravan/campervan pass: £30.
Expect many bands on 2 stages, International Battle of the Bands, face painting, hot showers, side stalls, food stalls, hog roast, ice creams, camping, buskers booth.
Both children and dogs are welcome, the event has weekend camping, a quiet family camping area, Kids corner play area, disabled facilities, and an official programme with whats on and act times. If it rains the venues are covered.
More information will be here when available.
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