Isfield & Little Horsted Bonfire Society
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The Isfield and Little Horsted Bonfire Society is proud to present its sixth Annual ISFEST live and local music festival. Combining everything we all love into one great family day…

  • Live music by a selection of local bands.

  • A kids activity tent during the afternoon.

  • A fantastic range of fresh and locally sourced food such as our Isfield Farm Shop BBQ burgers and hotdogs,

  • Our usual beer, wine and, the return of the IsfesT Cocktail tent! (Offering a classic Pimms as well as our very own ‘Laughing Mule’ and ‘Isfest Mojito’)

  • Soft drinks and ‘mocktails’!

  • Camping available (must be booked in advance)

  • Located close to the popular and highly rated village pub The Laughing Fish.

  • Close to the Brighton-Tunbridge Wells 29 bus route – please check timetables

  • Free parking

Come on down to Isfest for what promises to be another great event!

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ISFEST 2019 Lineup

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KING LOUIE

King Louie is a soul and funk covers band based in East Sussex, covering artists such as Earth, Wind and Fire, Tina Turner, The Blues Brothers, Dusty Springfield and Tower of Power. The band boasts seven musicians, including a horn section and two vocalists, and has been performing together for a couple of years, playing at venues such as the Brick Layers Arms in Crowborough and the Laughing Fish in Isfield.

Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KingLouieCrowborough


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STRAW DOGS

Straw Dogs are an Irish Folk band that like to get people dancing on the tables with rocking jigs and reels, traditional folk songs and modern twists. line-up comprises vocals, fiddle, guitar and bodran

Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/strawdogsirish


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FOUL PLAY

Local rock legends Foul Play have been blasting out popular rock n pop tunes to excite and tantalise the eardrums for the last twenty years. Prepare to be taken on a musical journey that will get you up on your feet and a rocking and a rolling.

Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/foulplayrocks


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THE VARLIES

The Varlies are a 4 piece rock band from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK. Formed back in the early 90's, still going strong and with a great following

Although they draw influence from a wide range of styles and genres, their music doesn't imitate and the sound is distinctly 'Varlies'. The emphasis has always been on finding a groove and that's what the band loves to do the most - particularly in their live performances. This is arguably the best way to properly experience them! Equally at home in an intimate venue or on the big stage, they never fail to deliver and entertain

Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thevarlies


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TOM CLARKE

‘Busking Tom’ is a budding solo musician who attends Vardean School in Brighton, and is following in Ed Sheeran’s famous shoes by busking on the streets of Brighton to develop his skills and earn some pocket money.  At just 15 years old by the time of Isfest, he’ll be our youngest performer ever, but is by no means lacking in experience having taken to the boards at many concerts, gigs and street parties, singing and playing his guitar.

Tom is a member of Brighton Theatre Group and enjoys acting too. He is a keen member of the school Drama Department and performs in all school shows. Tom will take his GCSEs next summer and is hoping to continue studies in music, drama and theatre.


Food & Drink

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Isfest offers a selection of locally sourced food and drink, including a selection of mouth-watering meat and veggie BBQ burgers and hotdogs supplied by the Isfield Farm Shop. There will also be a selection of cakes, sweets, hot and cold drinks along with some delicious veggie, vegan and gluten free food options, inspired by flavours from around the world but made by Samafels in Blackboys. 

Kids of all ages can enjoy a selection of ice-creams supplied by Downsview Farmhouse - Real Sussex Ice Cream.

There’s a well-stocked bar offering local ales and ciders, including the ever-popular Harveys. Back again, by popular demand, is the Isfest wine and cocktail bar, serving the perennial summer favourite Pimms along with a selection of spirits, cocktails and alcohol-free ‘mocktails'.

The bars and food stations will be open from 2pm.  Food will be available until approximately 9pm, whilst the bar will close at 11.30pm. Ice Cream available until approximately 6pm.

Campers might want to know that cooked food, tea and coffee will also be available on Sunday morning prior to departure, thanks again to Isfield Farm Shop.

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ISFEST Tickets

Tickets will be available from June at special pre-event rates. With numbers limited (for security and licensing) we strongly recommend you buy your tickets in advance.   Advance tickets can either be purchased in person from the bar at The Laughing Fish pub in Isfield, or online through our specially selected ticket agent. Just click the link below to proceed to purchase.

 
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Camping Available

We’re delighted to offer camping on Saturday 31 August only. Pitches are only available to those who purchase festival tickets - please note that ENTRANCE TO THE SITE WILL NOT BE PERMITTED before 10am on 31 August and without a valid pitch pass accompanied by a valid festival entrance ticket for each camper.

Camping costs just £5 per tent for the night: please be aware that we will have an improved festival toilet block available for use but there are no showers or electrical hook ups. Camping pitches are limited, so please book your ticket online in advance to avoid disappointment.

Motorhomes, caravans and trailers are also welcome onto the festival campsite: the charge is £10 and must also be booked and paid for in advance.

For health and safety reasons, we cannot allow any bonfires or barbecues on the field.  Campers are welcome from 10am on Saturday 31 August and must have departed by 2pm on Sunday 1 September.  It is not permitted to pitch tents or caravans in advance of 31 August, due to public liability insurance requirements.

We ask, and expect, all campers to abide by our Camping Code:

 

CAMPING CODE OF CONDUCT

Welcome to Isfest!

We ask you to adhere to the following code of conduct to ensure we abide by health & safety rules, insurance requirements and plain neighbourliness to those living next to the field and sharing the field with you! :

  • The camping area will be open from 10am on Saturday 31 August until 2pm on Sunday 1 September.  It is not permitted to pitch a tent or caravan in advance of this time.

  • Cars will only be allowed in the camping area to unload or pitch caravans.  Otherwise they must be parked in the parking area, not next to your pitch, to keep the camping area traffic free.

  • Please pitch in the area to which you are shown by marshals on arrival.

  • Please ensure all members of your group wear the festival wristbands you will be given on arrival at all times

  • No BBQ’s or open fires

  • Cooking appliances to be used off the ground

  • Hushed voices after midnight

  • Please leaVe the site by 2pm Sunday at the latest

  • Please clear up after yourselves, using the refuse bins provided or take it home with you

You are welcome to use the portaloos in the arena throughout your stay.

Thank you very much and hope you have a great time

Isfield and Little Horsted Bonfire Society

 

Contact Us

ISFEST is easy to find. We are in the heart of Isfield village, situated just behind The Laughing Fish pub and adjacent to the Lavender Line steam railway. ISFEST is a short drive from Brighton, Lewes, Uckfield and the surrounding areas and is well served by local bus services.  Free festival, off road parking available.

From Lewes

Head north on the A26 out of Lewes. Follow the A26 past The Cock Inn and Goldcliffe Garden Centre. Once you've passed the Local Fuels petrol station, take the next left onto Isfield Road - signposted "Lavender Line". Follow Isfield Road into the village and follow the numerous signs from there into the festival car park.

From Uckfield

Head South from Uckfield on the A26 (via A26/A22 roundabout, just outside Uckfield). After just over a mile turn right into Horsted Lane - signposted "Lavender Line". Follow Horsted Lane into the village and follow the signs from there to the ISFEST car park.

 
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