Once again this year we are very pleased to have a range of local caterers to satisfy all tastes and keep you nourished and happy throughout the day.

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The Fire Station

Tonbridge Old Fire Station have been great friends of ours since day one, back again this year with their bar serving local beers and ciders and BBQ

Sulstons Kitchen

Also returning this year with their selection of healthy wraps, salads and snacks are Sulston’s Kitchen. Ben & Kirsty Sulston have been a great supporters over the year, we’re glad to welcome them back.

Sukoo Sukoo Indian Kitchen

New for this year are Tonbridge Farmers Market favourites Sukoo Sukoo Indian Kitchen who will be serving their distinctive and authentic freshly prepared curries and snacks.

Holistic Biscuit

New business Holistic Biscuit will be bringing 100% plant based pizzas! Using tradition sourdough methods and a variety of  cultured cheeses made by their talented vegan chef, Stephen Black. Both Frankie and Stephen are experienced sourdough bakers and will be bringing the tastiest pizza outside of Italy. 

The pizzas will be served with seasonal toppings from organic, local farms.

Their business model is run on sustainable energy and way of life, having a low impact on the environment and being respectful to the animals we share our earth with.
Visit their stall to see sustainable energy in action.

Kay's Kitchen

Big flavours, crowd pleasers, Kay’s Kitchen use the best ingredients to bring you food with spice and street style from their sassy truck, Judy. For Tonbridge Calling they will be serving their slow roast pulled pork, burgers and burritos, bursting with fresh flavours and local produce.

South Tonbridge Women's Institute

and no summer event would be complete without a traditional tea and cake stall. Ours will be run by April Clark in association with the South Tonbridge Women’s Institute. Donations of home baked cakes gratefully accepted on the day

Sponsors & Supporters

As we discovered in 2016, running a festival involves combining lots of different elements which are facilitated by funding in order to ensure a successful event. Without our supporters and sponsors Tonbridge Calling wouldn't be the great day it is. Last year's success set the bar high for the organisers and it was hugely gratifying for us at the end of the day to have such an enormously positive response from so many of those who came along. Our huge thanks are due to the local people and businesses below that have generously contributed by providing funding, resources, or heavily discounted services, both on the day and in the run up to the festival, as well as to our wonderful team of stewards, cake bakers and other volunteers- thank you!

DDA Statement

The Tonbridge Calling festival aims to increase diversity and tolerance and bring people within the community together. With this in mind we try to incorporate the needs of everyone attending, from a diverse range of music to food suitable for all diets and tastes. The event itself is set within an open park, with no restrictive boundaries so those that wish to can escape the music for a while or enjoy from a distance with no difficulty.
The event is free and unticketed so there are no long queues to get in to the festival, and people can come and go as they please.  We actively encourage people to bring picnic blankets so that there is plenty of space in the audience for easy movement with no crowding, and festivalgoers in wheelchairs can still have a good view of the stage. The atmosphere is relaxed and easy going.
The event itself is set on a large flat area of grass, there is a hard path to the edge of the site directly from nearby car parks and the high street which is about 500 metres away. Our stewards will be more than happy to help with wheelchair access should you need it. The shortest access route across the grass will be by the stage itself, which runs along the path by the river. We are also very happy to assist people with limited vision, and can meet you at the main gate to guide you to the event area.

There are three car parks nearby. The castle car park has five disabled spaces, is roughly 300m away from the site but has a slope with steps so is not suitable for wheelchair users or anyone with severe mobility issues. The swimming pool car park has six disabled spaces, they are 150 meters from the site via a flat hard path with no steps, a gentle small slope over the bridge across the river. The main car park has two disabled spaces accessed via the same route as the swimming pool but an extra 50 metres or so. The railway station has street level access from one platform and lifts for the others. The route to the site is along roads with pavements with normal height kerbs and is approximately 650m distant.

Please search for ‘Tonbridge Racecourse Park’ in google maps, the pipper is on the festival site.

There are public toilets on site, with a disabled toilet accessed up a ramp locked by a radar key. All our stewards will be happy to assist you accessing the toilets should you need it, and there will be cleaners in attendance at various times throughout the event.  There are further toilets in the swimming pool, the route to these is flat with a slight ramp over the river bridge about 150 metres away.

There will be a clearly identified information tent. Should anyone feel unwell, or need help there will be qualified first aiders on site to take care of you.

We aim to be inclusive and like to encourage everyone to enjoy our festival, and actively support people with special needs and disabilities. If you would like help on the day or feel there is something extra that we could do to make the festival more enjoyable for you, please let us know straight away via our web site contact form, by email at tonbridgecalling@gmail.com and we will respond as soon as possible.