Hythe Live


Holman’s Field & venues throughout the town

24-26 Sept

A brand new event for Hythe Town

A new event which we hope to build in the coming years to encompass the whole town including shops, pubs & other local businesses,  artists, musicians, clubs, societies and more. The core event will be centred on Holman’s Field with many other activities taking place across the town throughout the weekend.

If your business or organisation would like to get involved (and be on the map), please email hythe-live@zoomevents.co.uk. Don’t forget to keep checking this page for regular updates as more exciting activities are added in the run up to the event

A cultural celebration for fun loving folk.

Which we hope to build in the coming years to encompass the whole town including shops, pubs & other local businesses,  artists, musicians, clubs, societies and more.



12.00pm to 8.00pm


10.00am to 8.00pm


10.00am to 6.00pm

Check back for announcements

  • Authors listing updated
  • Music listing updated
  • Evening event info & biogs added
  • Beer list updated
  • Hythe-Live email glitch fixed 7 Sept. Please email your anwers again if you entered on or before this date.
  • More ticket information to follow
  • Further updates soon


Check out what’s happening at this year’s Hythe Live

Jazz Evening

Katie Bradley and Friends

Internationally Acclaimed Artist

Friday 24th September 6pm – 8pm, arrive from 5.30pm. Limited tickets, book early!

Outstanding Stand-up Comedy Evenings

2 Evenings (FRI/SAT)

Two Evenings Fri / Sat 6pm – 8pm, arrive from 5.30pm. Two Mc’s and eight acts over two evenings. Limited tickets, book now!

Blues Evening

Dave Ferra and His All Stars

UK Blues Awards 2020 Nominee

Saturday 25th September 6pm – 8pm, arrive from 5.30pm. Limited tickets, advance booking recommended.

Fancy dress


For the Best Fest Beasty.

Cartoon Monster

Meet the Authors

Live book readings in the Marquees on Holman’s Field during the day. See our listing & biogs below.

Street Food Selection

During the day we a huge range of mouth-watering, freshly prepared street foods.

Please see further details below in the hot food listing.

Craft Traders

Unusual, handmade crafts and artisan creations from Kent and beyond.

Please see our growing traders listings below.

Brock’s Autumn Beer Fest

Featuring a range of craft beers including a number of locally produced green hops ales.

Write by the Sea Writing Group

Write by the Sea will be reading live from their anthologies!

See them on Friday 24 September at 1:00pm in the authors tent.

Hythe Books for Change

Hythe Books for Change will be raising money for diverse and inclusive books for local nurseries, primary and secondary schools and children’s libraries.



Entries to this competition will be on display at the event (closing date 18 Sept).

Flyer 5 Questions

Please see the ‘check back for announcements’ box above if you entered via email on or before 7 Sept. Otherwise please email anwers numbered 1-5 via the email link below

Graffiti Wall

We are building a large graffiti wall to bring to Hythe-Live. Visit the event and add your own Hythe related graffiti to the wall. At the end of the event we will photograph the finished wall and share the artwork containing all of your thoughts and memories of Hythe!

And there’s more…

We’ll keep you posted! Don’t forget – evening tickets are in limited numbers




Promotional Media

Please see the instructions accompanying each item for usage guidance.


A5 Flyer with trim

Use ‘as is’ do not add to any other artwork, do not add any 3rd party artwork 

PDF Download

A4 Promo strip

Use ‘as is’ and place at the base of any printed item. Do not overlap any secondary graphics.

PDF Download


Promo strip

Place above or below any co-branded items. Do not overlap any secondary graphics.

PNG Download


General Usage

Any 3rd party that uses the Hythe-Live brand or the graphics either on their own, or as part of co-branding promotional material, agrees (by their use) to follow the guidelines of usage with each item as per instructions on this website.  Please forward a copy, link or visual of any material produced to our email address before publication. 3rd party use of Hythe-Live branding does not imply endorsement or guarantee by Hythe-Live or Zoom Events.

Parking & Info


Holman’s Field, Canal Bank, and around the town of Hythe, Kent


A listing  of local car parks  can be found here on the Parkopedia website. Please check times.


Disabled Parking

Some disabled parking spaces are available on Holman’s Field Saturday and Sunday. Please call 07944599165

Acts, Traders, Contributors Etc


The list of traders is continually being updated, please check back for updates.


Real Greek Food

Delicious pork or chicken souvlaki.

Srilankan Street Food

Mutton roll, kottu roti, samosa, onion bhaji, biryani, string hoppers, masala dosa, puttu kottu, masala chai and tumeric milk.

Abyssin Ethiopian Flavours

BBQ jerk chicken & pork wraps.

Chipotle Burrito

Mexican street food including chicken burrito, fajita, beef burrito, steak fajita, nachos chilli con carne & Tacos.

Thainese Street Food

Thai and Chinese street food including dishes such as Thai green curry, black bean, sweet & sour, kung po and spring rolls.


Delicious sweet & savoury crepes, freshly cooked to order with seasonal, fair-trade and organic ingredients.

Farmhouse Foods

British beef burger, pork, beef, gammon, chicken wings and ribs cooked in a wood burner smoker oven.


Eval Silver & Pearl

Artisan sterling silver jewellery.

Taylor Made Frames

British art framed in solid wood.

Tunbridge Wells Dog Biscuit Company

Homemade dog biscuits.


Ponchos, dreamcatchers, handmade friendship bracelets, incense burners, hats, handbags, finger puppets and Ecuadorian clothes.

BEVERAGES and ice cream 

Snow White Catering

Fresh whippy ice cream and a selection of iced lollies.

Abyssin Ethiopian Flavours

Pina coladas.

Freeze Zone

Slush puppy drinks.

The Coffee Shed

Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water, soft drinks, traybakes and biscuits.

M – Roll Ltd

Hand crafted rolled ice cream with a vast array of flavours to choose from.


CRAFTS continued


Contemporary art, local scenes, floral canvases, watercolours on high quality paper and a range of high quality prints in various sizes. Amazing range of greetings cards and notelets, handmade books, bookmarks and fridge magnets. All totally unique and of the highest quality.


Italian clothing, Indian rugs and accessories.

San Jose Import

Wool products from South America such as knitted hats, cardigans and dolls.

Lafi Crafts

Handmade Tunisian pottery such as fruit bowls, salad bowls, Mezey dishes and tagine. Also a selection of olivewood items such as chopping boards, cheeseboards, fruit bowls, salad bowls and pestle and mortars.

Artisan Creations

Handmade wooden platters, boards and lamps. All made from locally sourced recycled materials.


Elle’s Bakery

Deep dish cookies, brownie & blondie slices and tray-bakes in a variety of flavours such as Kinder and salted caramel.

Granny Sally’s Fudge

A wide variety of old English Fudge from bars to custom made jars. A huge range of flavours including classic vanilla, rum & raisin, chocolate, rocky road and many more.

The Great British Cheese Company

Award winning, flavoured, waxed cheese truckles.

Up the Garden

Handmade chilli products such as chilli relishes, ketchups, marinades and peanuts.



Demelza Children’s Hospice

Raising money for children’s hospice.

Kent Wildlife Trust

Information, awareness and membership. Adult and children’s wildlife packs available and free colouring activities for children.

Charles Taylor

Handcrafted outdoor wooden garden furniture. Manufactured in the UK and delivered fully assembled to customer houses. All furniture products are made from high-quality Scandinavian redwood, using sustainable woods.

Books for Change

Raising funds for books for school libraries in Hythe and Folkestone.

Authors & Readings


We will have a number  of live book readings in the Marquees on Holman’s Field during the days on the event. The list continues to be updated, please check back. Authors listed below are in no particular order – please check the INFO links for each days running order. 

Michel Faber

Biography/Info →

Michel will be doing a live reading at Hythe Live during the Sunday lunch time.


Debby Jones

Biography/Info →

Debby Jones is a genealogist, writer and editor.


Mark Brophy

Biography/Info →

Mark was inspired to write after a local wildlife area was threatened by housing development.


Lynzy Heartfield -Brown

Biography/Info →

Lynzy is a local fictional author currently writing a series of books (On the Marsh) about a sheep farming community living on the Marsh.


Carol Grimes

Biography/Info →

“Carol Grimes has been singing for her supper since the late sixties.


Carol Harte

Biography/Info →

Carol Harte is a compassionate individual with a strong imagination reflected in her stories.


Emma Rosen

Biography/Info →

Emma Rosen and her husband live in Kent and have three adorable children and a silly dog.


Colette Kebell

Biography/Info →

Colette Kebell is an author of Chick-lit/Romcom, Crime Thrillers.


Marilyn Livingstone

Biography/Info →

Marilyn Livingstone was born in Woodstock (no not that one) Ontario.


Morgen Witzel

Biography/Info →

Morgen grew up in the wilds of northern British Columbia, and still occasionally alarms people by describing how bears and mountain lions used to wander through the family garden when he was a boy.


Jo Bavington-Jones

Biography/Info →

Jo Bavington-Jones was born in Dover in 1967, where her father owned the local newspaper, The Dover Express.


Roger M Dilley

Biography/Info →

Roger is a musician & performer.


Joy Gerken
(Friday Only)

Biography/Info →

Joy Gerken writes under a pen name, Joy M Lilley.  


Tim Greaves

Biography/Info →

Tim Greaves is an ardent, long-standing movie buff, whose first dabbling in penning fiction was an adaptation of a 1970s horror film.

Tony Bassett

Biography/Info →

Tony Bassett, who was born in West Kent, grew up wanting to be a writer from the age of nine when he edited a school magazine.


Hannah Palmer

Biography/Info →

Hannah is a thriller and horror author from Folkestone.


Marianne Taylor

Biography/Info →

Marianne Taylor is one of today’s leading wildlife writers.


Dave Stone

Biography/Info →

Dave is a local poet, singer and guitarist living in Folkestone.


Loris Owen

Biography/Info →

Born in Bolton, and raised in Harare, Loris now lives in Kent.


Jana Chatters

Biography/Info →

A senior teacher of Czech origin, Jana has lived in the UK for twenty-four years.


Rebecca Xibalba

Biography/Info →

I am 43 years old and live in New Romney.


Maryanne Grant

Biography/Info →


Michele Sheldon

Biography/Info →


Comedy Line Up


Acts booked for the Friday and Saturday evening ticketed events


Adam Morrison Jones (MC)

Biography/Info →
Adam Morrison Jones is a comedian from Hellfire Corner…


Olaf Falafel (headliner)

Biography/Info →
Current holder of the Funniest Joke of The Edinburgh Festival…


Ribs Norman

Biography/Info →
Ribs Norman is a long-limbed Kent comedian with a unique style…


Maddie Campion

Biography/Info →
Maddie Campion is an inventive and dry comedian…


Gareth Dorrian

Biography/Info →
Gareth Dorrian is an experienced comic who’s appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe…




Mel Byron (MC)

Biography/Info →
 She has taken two solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe and…


Rosie Wilby (headliner)

Biography/Info →
Rosie Wilby is an award-winning comedian…

Ribs Norman

Biography/Info →
Ribs Norman is a long-limbed Kent comedian with a unique style…


Luke Poulton

Biography/Info →
Have some laughs with Youtube and TikTok sensation…



Biography/Info →
Stylophone renditions of rock/pop classics – not quite how they were written…



Music Line Up


These (free/non ticket) appearance times are approximate and may be weather dependent. For the two ticketed evening events -see links at the top



Ian Fox

12pm – 3.30pm

Biography/Info →

Ian has played in various line-ups for many years and is now working mostly solo.


Andy Mack

3.30pm – 5.30pm 




The Bohemianauts

12pm – 1:30pm

Biography/Info →

“Gypsy” vaudeville, bastard cabaret, and songs of unrequited dread.


Real Deal

1.30pm – 3.15pm

Rudy Warman and The Heavy Weather

3.15pm – 5pm

At The Globe Inn

The Fix


The Fix from Folkestone are playing at the Globe Inn Red Lion Square Hythe from 9pm.

At The Butt of Sherry

Jack Pound


Biography/Info →



(Blues Set)

Biography/Info →

12pm – 3.15pm

Jean Harripaul was born in London and grew up in Luton exposed to wide genres of music. In the 1990’s. 

Rhythm Shack

Biography/Info →

3.15pm – 5pm

The Rhythm Shack are a blues, rock and soul band, covering a wide range of songs to get you up on your feet and dancing.

At The Kings Head