Here at Mackenzie Smith we are happy to announce that the village of Hazeley Bottom is about to become rather lively due to Lowde Fest, which we’re proud to sponsor.  The 7th of July brings to the stage a number of musical talents; ideal for families and people of all ages, with a variety of entertainment, drink and food.

The charity have been successful in attracting a number of good quality acts to Lowde Fest. This year, the festival offers non-stop music for 12 hours and features the award-winning, soulful singer-songwriter Beverley Knight, renowned for her performances on and off the screen, including tours with Prince and at the 2012 Paralympics.

We’re pleased to be supporting this fantastic event as a local business partner,  helping to enable The Lowde Music Trust to make all of this fun and frivolity possible, as well as supporting the youth development of music in the local area.

Lowde Fest has evolved to the point now where it boasts a great selection of performers, such as 29 Fingers and Rick Parfitt, along with country duo Ward Thomas, Backwood Creek and The Great Malarkey, the latter of which are described as delighting their audiences across the UK with their “punk-folk spirit”.

To accompany the fabulous line-up to the upcoming event, the organisers have provided speciality bars which are fit to tantalize the taste-buds. A real ale bar stocks 60 barrels of real ale and scrumpy cider, a craft gin bar serves a selection of gin cocktails, whilst there is also a prosecco and Pimms bar and a wine bar. There is also a tempting food market which offers flavours from around the world; from paella to curry and Aberdeen Angus beef, all of it freshly cooked.

Lowde Fest also hosts a funfair, which is a great family attraction, with many popular rides including dodgems, with rides even bigger than last year. Children can have their faces painted, try their luck in the circus workshop, take part in arts and crafts or even get a henna tattoo. Lowde Fest also offers facilities to camp, if you want to get in the true spirit of the festival. 

So why not show your support for music and performance in Hampshire by dropping in on July 7th to enjoy a day full of song, fun and festivities? 

The gates open for camping at 7am and for entertainment at 11am, with the first band playing at 11:15. The festival closes at 11pm. Click here for more information and ticket details. 

We hope to see you there!