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The stage is set for Music on the Farm in the fields of Solley’s Ice Cream Parlour

On Sunday June 30th 2019 a fabulous one  day festival  in aid of Martha Trust is set to take place here in the fields of Solley’s Ice Cream Parlour in Ripple, from 12 noon – 8pm.

A host of local acts will be performing a variety of musical styles from modern hits to bluesy beats, Ceilidh music to Gypsy Jazz. The confirmed line up can now be released; Professional guitarist Tom Abrahams, Gypskazz., Andy Lawrence, Rock and Blues band Your Shout and the Lofty Harris boys and brand new for this year , we have performing The Upstarts who are a 4 piece covers band

To keep in line with the farm theme, Contraband will be performing traditional English folk tunes as well as Irish, American and Scottish too plus this year there will be a caller so you can learn the dance moves -you are in for a treat!

Entertainer & Singer Miss Sarah Banks will once again take to the stage to be your compere for the day.

There will be plenty to keep the kids busy too with six hours of children’s entertainment organised by Lizzie Willis- Creative Arts Workshop Leader and Event Planner and her dedicated team of volunteers including Little Artists

There will also be Face Painting by Suzanna Make-Upps and Twinkle Hair and Henna by Hannah Gunton

Seaside Event Hire will be on site supplying slush puppies, popcorn, waffles and candy floss. The Martha Tent will be present, Hook a Duck and Coconut Shy plus merchandise so there really is something for all the family to enjoy.

Bring a picnic or enjoy food and drink from one of the onsite vendors and bars. There will be a selection of local to Kent Food & Beverage vendors that include a BBQ by LilyRoos, Dough Dough Pizza serving delicious pizzas and the Reggae Shack selling authentic Jamaican Street Food and of course Solley’s Ice Cream.

Martha are open to two more food stalls being involved so if you would like to learn more about being involved, please contact the charity

Lilly Roos, Ripple Steam Brewery, Pretty Bubbles Horsebox Bar, GinSane and Moveable Feast Café will be offering a selection of beers, wines, Prosecco, ales, Cocktails which include premium Gin Cocktails from GinSane plus teas, coffees and soft drinks.

All vendors will be donating 20% of their sales back to Martha.

There will be a big auction plus a raffle and barrow of booze to win on the day

The event has been sponsored by some fantastic businesses so far including Solleys Ice Cream, Jenkinson Estates, Barclays, Premier Signs & Graphics, Marc One Security, Roger J Goldfinch & Sons & Mark One Sound & Light.

It has also been supported by Cllr Steve Manion as part of his support to local communities through his KCC Members Grant.

If your business would like to learn more about sponsoring this event, please contact Fundraising on 01304 610448 or email fundraising@marthatrust.org.uk

Doors open at 12 noon and tickets, in advance, cost £30 for a family (2 adults and up to 3 children under 16 years of age), single tickets cost £12 per adult and £5 per child.

You will also be able to book a 3m x 3m Gazebo space for an extra £40 – so you can bring your own gazebo along on the day.

You can purchase tickets online at www.marthatrust.org.uk/musiconthefarm

or by calling 01304 610448.

Tickets will also be on sale from Solleys Ice cream parlour from April 6thwhen the parlour opens for the season.

Kerry Banks, Fundraising & Events Officer for Martha Trust says” We are really excited to be working with Solley’s Farm Ice cream again this year, especially with them being long term supporters of Martha. If you would like to be involved with Sponsoring the Prom or you can assist with auction, raffle or drinks for our barrow of booze, we would love to hear from you!”

Lizzie Willis- Creative Arts Workshop Leader & Events Planner saysWe will be back again working with local creative businesses to deliver a variety of Workshops & Activities in the Kids’ Area. Workshops will include Arts & Crafts, Drama & Dance – further details to be announced

This event never fails to be such fun for all the family and I cannot think of a more deserving charity to help raise funds for

I am really looking forward to it – the children have such a fantastic time at this event and it is so safe and well organised”

Keith Morrison, Director- Solley’s Ice Cream

The Martha Trust is a fabulous and worthy local charity and Solley’s Ice Cream is delighted to be hosting this event again at Ripple. Last year’s event was amazing so get your tickets early and look forward to seeing everyone on Sunday 30thJune 2019”