Unfest draws the crowds

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Thousands of people flocked to the pubs, bars and music venues of Tunbridge Wells over the Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate one of the town’s largest musical events.

Unfest 2016 saw a dozen town venues – including the Tunbridge Wells Museum – host hundreds of acts, spanning across all four days of the extra-long weekend.

The free, not-for-profit festival is organised each year by Forum co-owners Jason Dormon and Richard Simm, alongside Forum PR Manager Carolyn Gray and numerous volunteers.

It wasn’t just about the music either, with poetry sessions, artistic displays and a literary project called Fest Fiction also thrown into the mix.

Mrs Gray said: “It was a very diverse festival and it went really well with no major hiccups. The weather was favourable which helped ensure lots of people were having a good time.”

Mr Dormon added: “Unfest is always evolving and its success is based on the volunteers involved and we would like to make a toast and thank everyone that took part and who came with open minds to watch.”

One post on Facebook appeared to sum up the general mood of all who had attended. Thomas Heasman wrote: “Such a good Bank Holiday weekend. Thank you organisers for putting on a totally FREE event making this town a better place to live.”

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