Thank you for your brilliant support during the June 2018 and 10 previous festivals. We were extraordinarily pleased to have been able to add 2008-2018 to our logo this year.
With your amazing help, we have now raised over £134,000 for local charities and good causes!
The 2018 festival was such an incredible success, our visitors certainly didn’t miss the opportunity to help us raise even more money for charity. They enjoyed themselves along the way too!
The festival in 2019 is due to be held on the evening of Thursday 20 June (Night at the Proms concert), evening of Friday 21 June and all day on Saturday 22 June 2019.
Our vicar, John Leonard, is a founder member of Summer Moon. He retired at the end of June 2018 and we thank him for all the fantastic things he has done for the festival and our local community.
It was John’s idea to have a beer and music festival on the Parish Meadow. Without him, Kingskerswell Summer Moon simply would not have started at all!
Yes, our abseiling, motor-biking, sheep-rearing, Morris dancing, car-rallying John has retired after 45 years’ service as a priest, 29 years with the local community and 10 years with Summer Moon.
It is clear that John reached out not only to church goers but also to a huge range of local residents with love, humour, kindness, support, enthusiasm, care and consideration (some of us occasionally also detected chaos!).
We fondly wish John a long, healthy and happy retirement. He will be sorely missed.
FEATURES OF THE 2018 FESTIVAL – AND NOW PLANNING FOR THE 2019 FESTIVAL………..
As you will see from the detailed information on our other pages, the “Night at the Proms” concert took place on the evening of Thursday 21 June 2018, followed by the main Beer and Live Music festival on Friday 22 June and Saturday 23 June 2018. Everyone had a great time !
People tell us that it’s a ‘great little festival’, it’s on a smaller scale than most, more suited to the size of our village. Visitors and volunteers alike tell us that it is brilliant. It has a very special, relaxed atmosphere, with a feeling of fun whilst safe and proving to be good value for money.
There’s always loads of exciting music, delicious locally produced food and plenty of space to be with friends and family.
Why not take a few minutes to look around our website and see what is on offer each year– although we try to make the festival better (not bigger !) year on year. We know that you, your family and friends will have a fantastic time with us. So please don’t miss the opportunity to come along each year.
Whatever the weather, our festival goes ahead as we have large marquees for the beer and entertainment and, of course, all the other facilities you would expect.
Whether you are one of our regulars or a first time visitor, we hope that in the future you will join us in celebrating the festival’s community spirit and be proud to help raise money for local charities and good causes.
Tony Johnson, Chairman
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PS We very much welcome feedback on how we are doing, so please go to our Contact Us page and answer these two questions:-
1. What do you like best about Summer Moon?
2. What can we do better?
Alternatively, go to the Have Your Say page.