Folkestone Festivals works in partnership with many local organisations, including local authorities and volunteers to run and organise free fun family festivals, events, activities, bandstand concerts and specialist markets. It was formed in September 2014 to organise a range of events for the benefit of the local community, and to ensure there is always something going on in the town to help increase footfall and awareness.
Folkestone Festivals will hold a musical, family, friendly, fun weekend event to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee on the Leas and Bandstand on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June 2022 from 10h00 to 18h00, with songs and music from the 1940’s to the present day to suit the occasion.
Music will include Bagpipes, Elvis Presley impersonator, The Runaways (Shadows Tribute Band) playing music from the 50’s, 60’s Rock & Roll music. Romney Marsh Morris, The Dulcettes singing songs from the 1920’s to present (Gatsby, Wartime, Jive/Swing/Rock’n Roll), 5 in the bar Swing Band (classic swings and top songs from the great American Songbook), Teeny Boppers dancing, Line Dancing and more (maypole dancing, story-telling and possibly a best dressed competition “Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses).
There will be a Classic Vehicle show with craft, art and food stalls (including hot foods, candy floss, ice cream and doughnuts). Entertainment will include Punch & Judy shows, Circus Skills, Dance demonstrations, amusements etc.