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Equipment for Tenterden Folk Festival

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Equipment for Tenterden Folk Festival

Equipment for Tenterden Folk Festival

Tenterden Folk Festival By Tenterden Folk Festival

Tenterden Folk Festival needs some new festival equipment to enable us to continue to promote the festival in a safe and professional manner for the benefit of performers, volunteers and audiences.

Tenterden Delivery stage

pledged of £8,707

Sorry this project was unsuccessful, we did not reach our fundraising goal.

The main item on our shopping list is to expand our existing professional dance stage which is used for dance displays by hundreds of Morris dancer and folk dancers and others over the festival weekend. Other equipment on our list includes a new printer for the festival office for printing signs, news letters, badges, etc. before and during the annual four day festival. The temporary festival bar on the Recreation Ground would benefit from more benches freeing up more chairs for the Free Music Stage. We aim to purchase a badge making machine to produce badges for stewards and to sell to festival goers. We also need more hi vis safety jackets and lanyards for our increasing number of stewards and workforce. Finally we need to replace some old festival and information banners to clearly signpost venues and to publicise the festival generally. All this equipment will enablle us to continue to promote Tenterden Folk Festival in a professional and safe manner.

What we'll deliver:

  • A very special 30th Tenterden Folk Festival in 2023
  • Professional and safe festival in future years
  • High quality folk arts and music
  • Something for ervery one

Why it's a great idea:

Tenterden Folk Festival is the only dedicated music festival in Tenterden and one of the biggest and longest running festivals in the Ashford Borough. The festival is supported by Tenterden Town Council, Ashford Borough Council, Kent County Council and other local and regional organisations and businesses and the local community. The festival attracts visitors, tourists and festival goers from across the country to Tenterden to see and hear, enjoy and take part in traditional and contemporary folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions. Ticketed events include: Thursday evening concert, concerts, barn dance, special shows, workshops, meet the guests, folk clubs, Sea songs and shanties session and much more Free events include: Craft & street stalls, free music stage, dance stage, Morris dancers, dance displays, procession, song & music sessions, street theatre, etc. Everyone is welcome and there is something for everyone.

Steps to get it done:

  • order equipment from chossen suppliers once funding target reached

The Trust is a registered charity formed in May 1994 to preserve and advance public education and appreciation of traditional and contemporary folk music, song, dance and other related traditions, crafts and folk arts as a part of the living heritage. The Trust is supported by Tenterden Town Council, Ashford Borough Council and Kent County Council and an increasing number of local and regional businesses and other community organisations. As well as the annual Tenterden Folk Festival the Trust promotes other one off events, runs a series of educational folk song and dance workshops in local schools, publishes the popular Around Kent Folk magazine in print and online, runs a free monthly folk song and music session in Tenterden and acts as a local folk development organisation.

Location Tenterden

About the space

Tenterden Town Centre


Ashford Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £8,707

Starlight dance stage extension - £6,000 (69%)
Banners - various - £937 (11%)
Premier benches x 6 - £570 (7%)
Hi Vis vest with name and logo x 30 - £368 (4%)
Badge making machine and kit - £200 (2%)
Printer for festival office - £190 (2%)
Lanyards with text and clips x 50 - £81 (1%)
Other - £361 (4%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Starlight dance stage extension
Banners - various
Premier benches x 6
Hi Vis vest with name and logo x 30
Badge making machine and kit
Printer for festival office
Lanyards with text and clips x 50
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation
  • Other capital equipment needed for the festival
  • Direct costs of Festival

Total £8,707

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