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The big festivals still going ahead in Kent this summer

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Original article from Kent Live

With a question mark still hanging over Kent's festival season, many revellers will be wondering what events are still going ahead this summer.

As part of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown, festivals should finally be allowed to host party-goers from Monday, July 19 when all legal limits on social contact are scrapped.

Some events scheduled for the early summer have already been forced to cancel for a second year, with many organisers citing the inability to obtain cancellation insurance as a factor.

Read more: 6 big summer events in Kent postponed or cancelled by Freedom Day delay

Despite the Government's original Freedom Day being delayed by four weeks, partly because of rising coronavirus cases, there are still plenty of festivals lined up in Kent this summer.

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To help you plan, we've created a guide of just some of the events that are still planning to go-ahead this summer.

Revival: Ibiza Classical Festival

When: Saturday, July 31

Where: Mote Park, Maidstone

Who's playing: the Symphonic Ibiza Orchestra, The Lisa Marie Experience, Trickster, Hysteric Ego and more

The festival was originally set to happen on Saturday, June 26, but was postponed until July 31, according to Revival UK's Facebook page.

Live Forever 90s

When: Friday, August 13 to Sunday, August 15

Where: Colebrook Park, Tunbridge Wells

Who's playing: Stereo MCs, 808 State, King of Beats b2b Krafty Kuts, The Freestylers b2b Plump DJs, Adamski, Shades of Rhythm, DJ Paulette and more

Canterbury Pride

Pride Canterbury

When: Saturday, September 11

Where: Dane John Gardens

Who's playing: Not much has been given away about the highly-anticipated lineup, but one of the Pride Canterbury organisers previously told KentLive who could be the potential headline act.

Jon Fitter-Harding hinted at "a well-known band very similar to S Club, I’d say a noughties band".

The event was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

Rochester Castle Concerts

When: Thursday, September 16 to Saturday, September 18

Where: Rochester Castle, Medway

Who's playing: The Libertines, Soul II Soul, UB40 and more

The event was initially scheduled to run from Thursday, July 8 to Saturday, July 10, according to Rochester Castle Concerts' Facebook page.

Know of a big festival going ahead in Kent this summer? Let us know in the comments below

The Last Dance Festival

When: Saturday, September 25

Where: Dreamland, Margate

Who's playing: There will be DJ sets from Basement Jaxx, and Groove Armada as well as performances from Crazy P, Norman Jay MBE, Trojan Sound System, Renegade Brass Band and many more.

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What are you waiting for?!

Oh So Retro

When: Sunday, September 26

Where: Northdown, Margate

What's there: With more than 1,500 classic and retro cars, scooters and motorcycles, there's plenty for petrol heads to enjoy at this festival.

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