Kent Pubs Ready to Rock with Live Music, Beer Festivals, and BBQs this Bank Holiday Weekend!

Get ready for an incredible bank holiday weekend in Kent as pubs across the county are gearing up for a weekend full of live music, beer festivals, and BBQs. With the early May Day bank holiday falling on a Friday, it’s the perfect opportunity to kick back and relax with friends and family at your local boozer.

From the picturesque village of Tenterden to the bustling town of Maidstone, here are some of the top events happening at Kent pubs during the early May bank holiday weekend in 2024.

The White Lion in Tenterden is starting the weekend off with a bang, hosting a night of live music from the popular funk band, The Bones. This group, originally formed by staff members from the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, puts on amazing performances and even supports the NHS with charity gigs throughout the year. Don’t miss out on this free event on Friday, May 3 at 9pm.

For all the craft beer lovers out there, Iron Pier Brewery near Gravesend is the place to be. They have been hosting successful spring and autumn beer festivals for years and this year’s spring festival is sure to be a hit. With 25 cask beers and 18 different kegs to try, along with delicious street food, it’s the perfect place to spend the long weekend. The festival runs from Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5 starting at 2pm each day.

If you’re looking for a more laid-back atmosphere, head to the Port Arms in Deal on Saturday, May 4 for an acoustic performance by David Shepherd. This seaside pub specializes in Jamaican food and offers stunning views of the English Channel. Enjoy a relaxing evening with great music and delicious food.

For a unique experience, check out the Bierkeller in Maidstone on Sunday, May 5. This German-themed venue is hosting a garden party featuring ’90s popstars Livin’ Joy and Baby D. Get ready to dance the night away with live music, DJs, and a BBQ.

For a proper rock ‘n’ roll experience, head to The Chequers in Sevenoaks on Sunday, May 5 for a performance by The Licks. This high-energy rock cover band will have you singing and dancing all night long.

During the Sweeps Festival weekend, The Nags Head in Rochester will have live music by Medway-based singer David James Rumsey and his band. Enjoy an afternoon of acoustic indie and folk tunes on Sunday, May 5.

Finally, on Monday, May 6, The Duke of Marlborough in Maidstone will be hosting The Skastards, a popular ska, reggae, and 2-Tone band from Sittingbourne. With music from bands like The Specials, The Selecter, and UB40, it’s sure to be a fun and lively event.

Don’t miss out on these amazing events happening at Kent pubs during the early May bank holiday weekend in 2024. It’s the perfect opportunity to relax, enjoy great music, and celebrate with friends and family.

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