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Black Horse Music Festival

Though relatively small, the Black Horse Music Festival is legendary. Each year during the bank holiday in the month of May, the little hamlet of Telham comes alive as thousands of people stream to the Black Horse Inn to make the most of this great annual event. This year will be no different and festival goers can expect to join in on all the fun and excitement from May 23 to 26.

No doubt music lovers will be streaming into to Telham later this month to make the most of the four-day extravaganza. The picturesque hamlet of Telham provides the perfect backdrop to the event with its pretty cottages, warm pub and stately church. However, the main activities will be taking place at the back of the Black Horse Inn, where a huge marquee will be set up on the small field that can be found here. The tent is almost a tradition, having always been a feature of the event. However this year’s tent will be bigger and better than before, with the latest sound and lighting equipment being used to create more memorable performances. There will also be better bar facilities and more provision has been made for workshops, food stalls and family entertainment to make sure that this is one of the best festivals yet.

So exactly what kind of music can you expect to enjoy at the festival? The mixture of music caters to all tastes and includes blues, folk, jazz, soul, Celtic, world music, reggae, ska, latin, punk, Cajun, bhangra, highlife, country, dance, soul, indie and rock music from around the world. The list of musicians playing at the festival is too numerous to mention, but you can be sure that there is something for everyone. There are even comedy shows and poetry readings!

Family entertainment will be taking the form of face painting and Punch and Judy shows. For those looking for a tiny bit more excitement, the Hastings Circus will be in town ready to amaze you with juggling, balloons, hats and more. Many of the workshops have yet to be announced, but there will be plenty on offer. Festival goers are also asked to remember that only guide dogs are allowed on the festival grounds. So make the most of this great annual event and get to Telham this bank holiday!

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