Two days of exciting bands in Lewes festival

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Ten exciting bands will feature in the two-day Rock in the Bog music festival in Lewes this summer.

It will be staged at the usual venue, just off the A26 at Malling Hill, on July 12 and 13.

Rock in the Bog began in 2003 when a group of hardened members of Lewes’ Cliffe Bonfire Society decided to christen the newly purchased firesite with a camping weekend.

In 2004, this time with additional friends, additional supplies, a slightly larger soundsystem and seeing the potential for this to become an annual event, and one that could be opened up to both the wider membership and local community, Rock in the Bog was officially born.

Each year since then the event has grown both in size and in popularity and is now not only a major fundraiser for the Society, but also one of the premier music events in the South of England.

Despite the success and the potential for continued growth, organisers are determined to keep the event very raw in its nature. Rock in the Bog is a family-friendly festival that has been likened to the early (non-commercial) days of Glastonbury, and whilst organisers shall endeavour to keep improving the site and its facilities, the feel of the event will remain the same.

This year, Friday night starts off at 7pm and climaxes with a Madness tribute from Los Palmas 6 – the headline band.

Saturday kicks off at 2pm and to finish the weekend in the evening expect an absolutely stunning tribute to one of the greatest bands on the planet from Kings Ov Leon, as they take you on an epic, exhilarating journey playing your favourite King’s of Leon tracks.

Free camping is available on site for ticket holders at this year’s event with basic facilities – loos and cold water. There are no showers, hot water or electrical hookups.