LeeFest to re-emerge as ‘Neverworld Music Festival’ this summer

Independent music festival LeeFest is to re-emerge as ‘Neverworld’ this summer.

Taking place on August 2nd to 5th, the festival, which happens each year in Kent, is known for its quirky, fantastical atmosphere and first-rate acts.

In years past, the festival has hosted artists such as London Grammar and Bastille, and this year the headliner will be chart-topping Clean Bandit.

LeeFest started out when the founder, Lee Danny, hosted a festival in his backyard while his parents were out of town on holiday. He put together a small stage in the garden and gathered seven bands to play for his friends.

That was back in 2006, and since then the festival has grown to be an event that draws major interest by music fans annually. This year, the festival is reborn as Neverworld, which speaks to the Peter Pan theme of the festivities. The event boasts 11 stages, and three “tribes”, which are named the Mermaids, Lost-Boys and Pirates.

In addition to Clean Bandit, the festival will feature We Are Scientists and Wilkinson. Also in the lineup are Sub Focus, Annie Mac, Rae Morris, Jake Bugg, Tom Grennan and Declan McKenna.

In the past, this festival has won awards for being the “Best Grassroots Festival” and “Best Independent Festival”.

The team behind Neverworld is selling 5,000 tickets to the event which will be hosted at a “beautiful secret forest in Kent”. Tickets cost £114. For more information visit https://neverworld.co.uk/

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