Getting a Wye with it
by: Marcus J Freed - Last updated: 2007-06-28
The 6th-8th July promises to deliver a funky weekend away in Wye in Kent.
100 acts, four stages and free camping make for a fun weekend in the South, based at the Wye Fayre and Marcus J Freed discover there's something Jewish you can do at the same time.
'Jewish' and 'Kent' arent words that youd usually find in the same sentence, but a short drive from Wye will take you to see original Chagall windows in Paddock Wood, the Salomons Estate, home of Sir David Salomons, the first Jewish Lord Mayor of London.
Wye Fayre is a perfectly-formed answer to those huge commercialised affairs where you need a cinema screen to see the bands. A 5,000 audience and acres of green space to see 100 acts on four stages makes this the one to watch.
Music kicks off at 6pm on Friday 6 July and continues until midnight on Saturday - the site itself is open from noon on Friday and closes Sunday afternoon, after the Tour de France spins past. Get there before sunset and well see you for Kiddush.
6 & 7 July 2007
Withersdane Hall, Wye, nr Ashford, Kent TN25 5DA
Weekend tickets £45 / Day tickets £25 / see website for concessions
Tickets include camping and parking on Friday and/or Saturday nights the site is open from noon on Friday to Sunday afternoon.