New boutique music festival in Uckfield this weekend

Cutting Crew. Picture by Alison Buchanan
Cutting Crew. Picture by Alison Buchanan

Trading Boundaries in Uckfield is holding its first outdoor boutique music festival, Rock On The Lawns, on Saturday, July 30.

The festival, which will take place in the grounds of the Georgian manor house, celebrates Trading Boundaries’ 20th anniversary as an independent retailer.

The afternoon concert is free with acts including singer-songwriters Joel White, Jono Harrison and Paul Kelly, plus Kyla and Nat (Stroud Sisters) and Coda – an acoustic Led Zeppelin tribute.

Festival-goers can also enjoy shopping in the main house and outdoor courtyard boutiques, as well as taking in the official gallery of artist Roger Dean. Bars will be open throughout the festival.

The evening line-up of headline acts is a ticketed event, featuring The Blockheads, Cutting Crew, prog/psychedelic outfit Blurred Vision and Ray Russell.

Ray is joined on stage by guitarist Phil Hilborne, whose credits include performing with Iron Maiden’s drummer Nicko McBrain, as well as being a regular in the hit West End show We Will Rock You. Together they are Guitars Supreme.

Rock On The Lawns takes place from 12pm to 11pm. There will be free entry to the afternoon concert. From 5.30pm the event is ticketed for the headline acts. Tickets cost £35.

Trading Boundaries is on Sheffield Green, near Fletching, East Sussex.

Call the box office on 01825 790200. Alternatively, visit www.tradingboundaries.com or www.rockonthelawns.com.

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