Music is something we value at the Kent County Show and headlining this year is The Household Cavalry Musical Ride. The display will demonstrate the Regiment’s precise battlefield and ceremonial manoeuvres all carried out to music. The Household Cavalry Musical Ride in the Astor Ring at 10.00am and 3.15pm on Friday, 10.45am and 3.30pm on Saturday, and 11.00am and 3.15pm on Sunday.
The Bandstand sitting in the middle of Catering Court A is a great spot to sit in the shade, grab some lunch, and listen to a variety of music from local artists and bands.
Returning once again to the Kent County Show, Fred Clark is a locally acclaimed singer/songwriter. Having performed at the Manchester Hard Rock Café, Lounge on the Farm, and the Hazlitt Theatre amongst other venues, Fred’s upbeat style of music can be heard on all three days of the Show. Friday, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.15pm. On Saturday times change to 11.15am, 1.45pm and 3.45pm. On Sunday pop along to the Bandstand at 10am, 1.45pm, Fed will close the Bandstand music at 3.30pm on Sunday.
Maidstone Tuneless Choir
Formed in 2016, Maidstone Tuneless Choir encourages people to enjoy group singing without needing to worry about what they sound like. The 50 strong choir literally sings like no one is listening and encourages the audience to join in too.
Sing along with the Maidstone Tuneless Choir at 10.00am and 3.00pm on Saturday.
Vic Ellis’ Roving One Man Band
Covered with over 20 different musical instruments, Vic Ellis’ Roving One Man Band is an impressive musical feat. Performing a large repertoire of traditional airs and sea shanties, Vic wanders the Showground bringing a touch of music everywhere he goes. Bump into Vic across the Showground on all three Show days.
Kentish Morris Dancers
With it’s first known written mention dated to 1448, Morris Dancing has been a traditional English dance for many centuries and has become a Kent County Show staple. Morris Dancing is full of age old traditions such as the ‘hobby,’ a dancer dressed as an animal, and the ‘fool,’ an even more extravagantly dressed dancer, who both interact with the crowd. Kits Coty Morris Dancers and their hobby, Iggy the Iguanadon, will be dancing on Friday. The Boughton Monchelsea Morris team will be performing on Saturday and the Bagman Hartley Morris Men will be jigging on Sunday. See the programme for full details on when and where our Morris Dancers will be performing.
Bringing the sounds of the Jazz Era with them, the Casablanca Steps are a four-piece band performing the hits of the ‘Roaring 20s.’ Having performed at venues such as St James’ Palace and alongside The Beach Boys, the Casablanca Steps are sure to put on a show.
Catch them on the Bandstand on Friday at 10.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm, and 4.00pm.
Salvation Army Band
Based in Maidstone, the Salvation Army Band features a range of music that really showcases the talents of this brass band. From trumpet to trombone, the beautiful tones of this band are not to be missed.
The Salvation Army Band will be performing on the Bandstand at 11.00am and 12.30pm on Sunday.
FB Pocket Orchestra
Be taken back to the age of hot jazz, blues and ragtime with the FB Pocket Orchestra. Listen to them perform on Saturday at the Bandstand at 10.45am, 12.15pm, and 2.30pm.
Bamboozle are a rock and retro swing band based in Canterbury. The group of four are made up of guitarist Jimmy Knowler, double bassist Serena Sykes, drummer Les Curtis, and pedal steel guitarist Dave Kirk. With their foot tapping performances and Serena’s stunts with her double bass, Bamboozle will be sure to entertain. Watch them on Sunday at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 2.45pm.