Gig Guide June 1 – June 5

Gig Guide June 1 - June 5
Unfest © TW Forum

This week I wanted to let Times readers know about all the incredible festivals and gigs happening across the borough of Tunbridge Wells which are happening over the weekend of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. From the return of The Forum’s Unfest to a free picnic in Dunorlan Park to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years on the throne, there’s plenty to enjoy over the next few days of celebration…


Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration (Free Entry)

Dunorlan Park Events Field

Full event information at

Friday 03/06

1pm – Military Parade at the Tunbridge Wells War Memorial, attended by the Mayor and Vice Lord Lieutenant of Kent.

1.30pm – Fun procession to Dunorlan Park Events Field through Monson Road, Calverley Road and Bayhall Road.

2pm – Big Jubilee Lunch at Dunorlan Park Events Field.

2.30pm to close: Bloco Fogo band and dancers. The Tunbridge Wells Orpheus Choir + The Royal Scottish Dancing Society. The American Songbook Jazz Quartet. Local and Live artist – Paul Crisp. Kings of Bhangra. Beyond the Barricade + Orpheus Choir.


UNFEST 2022 – The Tunbridge Wells Forum

Event information and tickets at 

For latest updates on Unfest visit  


Thursday 2/06  Jubilee Weekend Party: Fat Freddie & The Queens


Friday 03/06   Unfest at The Forum (free entry)


Main Stage :

1.30pm – Thomas Jay

2.30pm – Kay Hazelden

3.30pm – Bjika

4.30pm – Dale Frost

5.30pm – Zombie Met Girl

6.30pm – All the Above

7.30pm – Code: Marla

8.30pm – Dwella

9.30pm – Kung Fu Slipper

10.30pm – Bombay Monkey


Garden Stage:

3.00pm – Tunbridge Wells Pride presents Kings and Queens

5.00pm – Joe Walker

6.00pm – Biddle


Veranda Stage:

2.00pm – Applause Rural Touring Company presents: The Bell Orchestra


Saturday 04/06  Unfest at the Forum (free entry)


Main stage:

1.30pm – Gianni

2.30pm – Perry Ripley

3.30pm – Heidi

4.30pm – Jon Bontempi’s Catastrophic Organ Failure

5.30pm – Night Without Sleep

6.30pm – Tor

7.30pm – Red Coast

8.30pm – HERAHERA

9.30pm – T.B.C.

10.30pm – Zap Euphoria


Garden Stage:

1.00pm – TW Poetry Festival Presents

2.30pm – Word Up! (spoken word)


Veranda Stage:

2.00pm – Applause Rural Touring Company presents: Strong Enough

3.00PM – Paul Cheese

Sunday 05/06  Unfest at The Forum (free entry)


Main stage:

1.00pm – Under 18s takeover

5.30pm – Bangers & Trash (DJ)


Garden Stage:

1:00pm – TW Poetry Festival Presents: Under 18s Open Mic

2.30pm – Under 18s acoustic sessions


Unfest 2022 – Local & Live Outdoor Stage at The Sussex Mews

Next to The Sussex Arms

Free entry – Family Friendly


Thursday 02/06

1.15pm Young Singer-songwriter Guest artist

1.30pm – Young Singer-songwriter Guest artist

1.45pm – Young Singer-songwriter Guest artist

2pm – Gronk

3pm – Soda Prism

4pm – Abi Orfila

5pm – Jennifer Lee Ridley

6pm – The Good Ship Band

7pm – Blue Violet

8pm – The Breretons  (headline)


Friday 03/06

2pm Ryan Weeks

2.50pm Léanie Kaleido

3.40pm Jez Harley

4.35pm Paul Gunn Collective

5.30pm Summit of The Big Low

6.20pm Steve Hewitt

7.10pm Rob Picazo Band

8pm Harry Whitty Band (headline)


Saturday 04/06

2pm Ukulear Fallout

3pm Cally Collective

4pm Paul Dunton Orchestra

5pm Mick Crowther

6pm The Ackerleys

7pm Steffan James

8pm Two Weeks In Nashville (headline)


Sunday 05/06

1.30pm The Tilston Sisters

2.10pm Alana Hazzard

3pm David Mumford

3.50pm Kylie

4.30pm Joe Ackerley

5.15pm Coney Island maybe

6pm Mystery Guest Act!

7pm The River Flows (headline)


Trinity Theatre, Church Road

All event information and tickets available at           

Friday 03/06  Lets Zep (tribute)


Jazz On the Pantiles, The Pantiles Bandstand

7.30pm – 10pm  reservation required (entrance £5pp).

Participating restaurants :

The Tunbridge Wells Hotel, The Kirthon, La Casa Vecchia

Thursday 02/06    Sue Rivers Quartet


The Royal Oak Pub, Prospect Road

Open all day, free entry, Unfest Fringe Festival   

Thursday 02/06  Squeeze a Crowd + The Airstreams

Friday 03/06  Supajam Funfraiser (2pm start) live music from Supajam Students, Silversouls, Kharma & The Devils.

Saturday 04/06  Live music from 7.30pm – Shep & Co, Coney Island Maybe, DJ and The Revelators

Sunday 05/06  Live music from 2pm (The Garden Stage)


TN1 Bar & Kitchen, Monson Road

Open all day, free entry, booking advised

Thursday 02/06  7pm – Ben Hills

Friday 03/06  8pm – The Masqueraders Duo

Saturday 04/06 8.30pm – Cal White

Sunday 05/06 4pm – Stuart Bligh


The George Pub, Mt Ephraim

Open all day, free entry

Saturday 04/06   Unfest

12.30pm – Cyrano

1.30pm – All The Above


Fonthill Tap Room

Live DJ’s on Friday and Saturday


The Lyle, Hawkenbury

All event information and tickets at

Thursday 02/06  Jubilee Party 6.30pm till late  – Tim Cullen DJ set


The Claremont, Prospect Road

Open all day, free entry

Thursday 02/06  Amy Winehouse Tribute


The Old Auction House, Linden Park Road

Open all day, free entry

Saturday 04/06   3pm till late    Good Hustle + guest artists


The Blue Anchor, Crowborough

Open all day, free entry, music from 8.30pm

Saturday 04/06    The Violet Jive


The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells

The Big Jubilee Picnic

All event information and tickets available at

Sunday 05/06  live music from Elliott Graham, Paul Crisp, The Frampton Sisters, Marie White and The Paul Dunton Orchestra


The Black Horse Pub, Camden Road

Open all day, free entry

Thursday  02/06   3pm-5pm ‘Harry Sinatra Hickmock’

8pm – 10pm Dovestock Collective

Friday 03/06          4pm -10pm  Karaoke in The Tent

Saturday 04/06      3pm-5pm Not King Cole

Sunday 05/06        1pm The Sea Cadets

3pm – 5pm  TN2


Sankey’s Restaurant, The Pantiles

Open all day, free entry, music from 6.45pm – 9.15pm

Thursday  02/06     Harry Whitty Duo


The George & Dragon, Speldhurst

Open all day, free entry, music from 2pm    

Saturday 04/06    Jonny Gray


Geography Wine Bar, Highstreet

Open all day, free entry, music from 3.30pm – 6pm   

Sunday   05/06     Steve Hewitt


The Pantiles Bandstand, The Pantiles

Saturday 04/06   11am-3.45pm    Miss Kaddy and The Cads

Want to be in the Gig Guide?

If you are a local to Tunbridge Wells venue that hosts regular live music or even if it’s a one-off event, concert or festival please email me at least six weeks in advance of your event date with the details. 

Email to

  • Name and address of Venue
  • Date and time of event
  • Name of event and name of act(s) involved
  • Ticket link and/or website please state if free entry
  • 1 x high resolution (300 dpi) landscape jpeg (performer only, no posters)
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