The annual Local & Live music festival will go live in Tunbridge Wells this summer. The organisers of this free, four-day music festival, which takes place in Calverley Grounds across the August Bank Holiday Weekend (26 – 29 August 2022) has secured substantial funding. Local firm, Maxipay Accounting Services has been signed as headline sponsor, guaranteeing a more secure future for this popular music festival, which celebrates the best of local, original music providing a vital platform for local artists.
A recent news story in the Times of Tunbridge Wells highlighted that Local & Live was under threat due to the impact of the covid pandemic on local businesses, causing a substantial reduction in sponsorship. However, local music impresario and founder of the event, Paul Dunton, said on announcing the new sponsorship: “At no point did we decide that Local & Live was not happening, but it could not go ahead until sufficient funding was in place to cover the costs. So, I am delighted to announce that we have raised enough money already to confirm that the 2022 Local & Live event will go ahead. Fundraising is, of course, still continuing but a crucial milestone has been passed thanks to Maxipay.”