The Big Kahuna is a brand new, 3 day music festival taking place on Bank Holiday weekend August 26-29 August at Holmbush Forest in Horsham, Sussex.
The family-friendly festival is set in 9 themed areas in the forest, with comfortable camping, theatre, kids’ (and adults’) activities, silent disco, fully themed Frozen cinema, delicious and fairly priced food, a multitude of bars (craft ale, rum, vodka and beyond), bushcraft, kids’ bar, interactive arts and crafts experiences, workshops, and much more.
The first bands and DJs announced for The Big Kahuna include Happy Mondays, Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), Dub Pistols, English Disco Lovers, 808 State (DJ set), Tankus The Henge, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Carnival Collective, Faze Action (Live), Norman Jay MBE, Marshall Jefferson, X-Press 2, Fable, Bushwacka! Utah Saints, Rhythm Masters, Cuban Brothers, The Ska Toons, and many more.
Headline bands and artist will perform on The Big Kahuna Main Stage, which is situated in the middle of the forest in a large clearing surrounded by floodlit trees (and with plenty of space to dance, stand, or sit on the grass). DJs and dance acts will play at Bravo Zulu, an abandoned military base created in the forest – expect outstanding laser and light displays throughout the night.
Happy Jacks is a glorious mix of German Bierkeller meets British craft ale tent, with a packed line-up of energetic entertainment and light hearted amusement – from Cornish folk bands to tremendous tribute acts, including bands Black Friday, The Meow Meows, John Crampton, The Skimmity Hitchers, and Die Dorf Fest Kapelle. The bar will include locally produced beers, wines and ciders.
The Chief Kahuna Village is the heart of the festival with interactive entertainment to entice all ages. This bustling village has bars, a pottery school, painting classes, bushcraft, shops, smoothie tents, circus skills, entertainment, wood carving, great food and much more. Guarded by giant tikis to ward off boredom (and other evil spirits), the Chief Kahuna Village is in the forest beyond a mysterious, abandoned military airfield, with plenty of seating to sit back and relax.
Secure and alcohol free, the Little Kahuna area is dedicated to children’s entertainment and enjoyment, with an arts and crafts tent, face painting, balloon modeling, story tellers and beyond. The main attraction is a fully themed Frozen cinema including falling snow, frosted trees, polar bears and snowmen. Films will include the ever-popular Frozen, Lion King, Minions and an array of children’s classics. The kids’ bar will include healthy smoothies, pick and mix, popcorn and candyfloss, fruit bar, hot dogs and 'Little Kahuna burgers'
Early bird weekend camping tickets are available now priced from £130 (adults), weekend tickets from £110 (adults).
Published 5th May 2016
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