Sounds From The Grounds Festival coming to The Hawth

It has been announced that The Hawth will play host to a weekend of free music, offering classic pop and rock along with workshops and film. The Sounds From The Grounds festival is due to run on the weekend of the 1st-2nd September 2018.

Kicking off the family-friendly weekend on Saturday will be Plush, a new band covering an eclectic mix of ‘80s rock and pop classics including hits by Blondie, Fleetwood Mac and more. At 4pm, Stolen ID performs classic anthems from the likes of Queen, The Police, Guns n Roses, Van Halen, Pink Floyd and Deep Purple. Rounding off Saturday will be Dusted, the UK’s only Busted tribute band playing all the hits in a fun-filled, authentic set designed to get any crowd singing along.

There will also be a free two-hour Ukulele Workshop for complete beginners from 10am. It has been said that some ukuleles will be provided, but interested participants are encouraged to bring their own if they can.

On Sunday, there will be two acts taking to the stage. The first will be Slow Time Mondays, a Crawley 4-piece playing a wide mix of covers including indie, mod revival, pop, and ska. Closing the weekend will be Oye Santana, who will play four decades’ worth of hits from Black Magic Woman and Oye Como Va via Carnaval, Dance Sister Dance and She’s Not There to Smooth, Maria Maria, and Corazón Espinado

Both days will feature a host of local performers throughout the afternoon, as well as harmonica and blues guitar workshops and music-based films and documentaries.

The Sounds From The Grounds Festival runs on the 1st and 2nd of September 2018. For more information about the event, please see The Hawth website for details.


University Of Chichester Graduate Jamie has been involved in Media and Broadcasting for over ten years. He is the founder of the SouthWaves brand.

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