The festival season is well and truly underway and this weekend The Sino team will be heading down to The Vicar’s Picnic in Yalding.
This year’s festival is set to be the biggest in its four-year history and the tale of how the picnic began is enchanting. If you’ve ever tried to get tickets for Glastonbury, you’ll know how difficult it is to get your hands on a coveted golden ticket. Many people end up disappointed when they miss out on tickets after they sell out in record time each year. This happened to a group of friends in Yalding, who, whilst commiserating over a few pints decided to host their own festival. Inspired by the location, a garden off Vicarage Road, The Vicar’s Picnic was born. It has since grown from a small one-day gig to a huge two-day festival, which attracts visitors from across the UK and plays host to huge international artists.
The Vicar’s Picnic is not just a playground for adults, there’s plenty for kids to enjoy too. There’s an entire Kids Field dedicated to their enjoyment, including laser tag, although you may find some of us ‘big kids’ from The Sino team frolicking there. Other exciting stages and tents include ones dedicated to comedy and poetry.
As the sun sets this on the festival you are in for a treat from this years headliners, From The Jam featuring Bruce Foxton and Russell Hasting will take to the stage on Friday night. Closing the festival on Saturday will be The Fratellis, the Scottish rock band best known for their indie anthem Chelsea Dagger.
I caught up with two of the organisers Dave and Thom earlier this year:
Blogs | June 07,2016