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Peter Andre, Jools Holland, McFly, Stooshe and more to play at this year’s Music on the Hill Festival

Great music for a great cause! 100% of profits go to Demelza Hospice Care for Children, The Children’s Development Trust and Teens Unite Fighting Cancer.


Music On The Hill is back this July with a stunning weekend of outdoor music and entertainment at Kings Hill, close to the picturesque town of West Malling in Kent. Four separate and very different events are to be staged over the course of the weekend of 19, 20 and 21 July 2013 offering a wide variety of entertainment provided by internationally renowned artists.

The weekend kicks off on Friday 19th July in party style with an appearance by the inimitable Jools Holland, on stage with his sensational 18-piece Rhythm & Blues Orchestra and with Roland Gift, voice of the Fine Young Cannibals, as special guest, plus renowned vocalist Ruby Turner.

Saturday’s line-up this year will feature two separately ticketed events – media superstar Peter Andre takes the headline slot for Saturday evening with a dazzling new summer show. Due to popular demand the organisers are also delighted to welcome back McFly to perform a special afternoon show, following their sellout appearance back at the first Music on the Hill in 2011.

Sunday shifts up yet another gear with a fun-filled Family Festival day, packed with star-quality music and entertainment – with music from 2013 Brit Award nominees Stooshe, former X-Factor winner Joe McElderry plus Gareth Gates, Cheryl Jay and Mike of Bucks Fizz, Ben Mills, to the classic hits by Queen and the Rolling Stones, paid tribute to by Killer Queen and the Counterfeit Stones with the day hosted by Capital FM breakfast show and ITV presenter Dave Berry.

Music on the Hill takes place in custom-built temporary open-air arena in the heart of Kings Hill, near Maidstone, is easy to get to and offers excellent parking at the concert site and good public transport links. It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy favourite artists in an intimate and atmospheric setting. Audiences are welcome to bring their own picnics, but will also find plenty of fairly priced, locally sourced food and drink at the event.

Music on the Hill is organized by The Children’s Development Trust with the support of Liberty Property Trust UK. Every penny of profit from the event goes to local charities Demelza Hospice Care for Children, and designer Karen Millen’s charity, Teens Unite Fighting Cancer, which provides support and care for teenagers with cancer. Funds raised by Music on the Hill in its first guise in 2011 were over £60,000, enough to provide two new community nurses for Demelza. Sarah Marsh, Events Co-Ordinator for Demelza said, “The money raised will make a real difference to the support we can continue to give to families across the area and help add life to days when days cannot be added to life.”

Karen Millen OBE, founder of Teens Unite Fighting Cancer added, “The event will be a great opportunity for the local community to support local charities whilst having fun at what promises to be the music event of the summer. I am really looking forward to working with a group of teens that Teens Unite supports to design the VIP area at the festival. On our side, money raised will go towards a capital appeal for a care centre in Kent, after the first one opened in Herts earlier this year. It will make a big difference to Teens Unite and will ensure that we can support more teenagers with cancer and other life limiting illnesses from Kent and the surrounding areas.”

Saturday night headliner Peter Andre commented, “As a Dad, I know how fun, demanding and truly special kids can be. Sadly I also know that some children and young people suffer from terminal or life threatening illnesses. These incredible charities support children and their families through the hardest of times. Let’s help support them, by buying a ticket and enjoying some great shows.”


Jools Holland – Friday 19 July  £36. Gates 6pm; concert starts 7.30pm

McFly, Saturday 20 July  – Afternoon – £30. Gates 12 noon, concert starts 1pm.

Peter Andre – Saturday Evening 20 July – £33. Gates 6pm, concert starts 7.30pm.

Family Summer Sunday – Sunday 21 July – Gates 12 noon, concert starts 1pm.
Adults £28/ Children (6 – 16) £17.50  Family ticket (2 adults/2 children aged 6 – 16):  £80

For all concerts: Children 5 and under go free.

Locally sourced food and drink will be available on site.

Please check the website for full programme details.

VIP Packages are available for Jools Holland, McFly and Peter Andre and are detailed in full on the website.

General booking opens Friday 22nd Feb.
To book, visit or call the 24-hr hotline: 0844 873 7342 (SEE Tickets). 


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