PatchFest 2018

Saturday July 14th 1-9pm

Join the Friends of William Clarke Park
for our annual summer knees-up


Upper Stage - Live Music from local talent

Streaming live on  
Compere: Johnny the Poet

the bands...

8pm - Bloco Branco

Eleven piece energetic samba fusion to get you dancing!

7pm - The Raptors

6pm - Roxalas

Fresh soulful world rhythm 8 piece

5.10pm - Exactly Zero

Two piece electro indie rock band

4.10pm - Morgan Ryan

Folk and singer-songwriter

Wide Eyed Order

3.20pm - Fruity Water

Pet Shop Boys viewed througha kaleidoscope

2:45pm - Rantipoles

Surreal shenanigans, songs about dog walking, politics and tomatoes...

2:00pm - Solitary Be

Local raw indie pop-rock

Lower Stage - Youth Music & Other delights
Stage manager: Boo
Compere: Tom
Sound: Jonathan Meacock
Stage hands: Lionel,Darren Hougham
DJ Leggy

1:00 – 8:00pm

710pm - Chicken Shed Zeppelin

Purveyors of the finest in old-time, dance-ya-socks off, banjo thrashing hillbilly mountain music!!

640pm - Parliament of Trees

Post Punk Prog pop tones

610pm - MoonDrive71

Psychedelic Motorik beats from the Astral Plane

5:30pm - Black Spring

Startling indie Brit-rock electricity with razor-sharp bravado and a highly sticky chorus.

4:50pm - Sweet Facility 

Four guys from Brighton who love making music. Playing original Alternative Rock music

4:00pm - Bite 

Four guys from Brighton who love making music. Playing original Alternative Rock music

3.20pm - Sweet Johnny

Sweet Jonny, \\\\\\\"a gutter garage rock band from a do nothing town. Your new nightmare neighbors.\\\\\\\"

2.40pm - DJ Leggy 
2:00pm - Grace Ayre Rocks
1.30pm - SilverStrings
1.15pm - Magic Moves
Creative and contemporary dance for children aged with stories, role play, props and costumes to encourage movement exploration. Performing “Hound Dog” (Music By Elvis Presley) and the children are aged between 2-7.

1.00pm - Stage opening

Radio 4A

2:00 – 8:00pm
DJs + dancing.  R4A is also streaming PatchFest’s Upper Stage live at...

Summary of activities & facilities:
\\\\\\\'World Cup\\\\\\\' - Football Tournament
Six-a-side football - Under-13yrs and over-12yrs - tournaments.
Just form a team under a World Cup country\\\\\\\'s name and enter to play 10-minute matches.

  • Lower Stage
  • Market
  • Workshops
  • Healing Area

  • Upper Stage
  • Bouncy Castle & Inflatable slide 
  • Patch Barbeque 
  • Upper Tea Tent
  • Food stalls
  • Patch Beer Tent
Proof of age ID may be required before serving alcohol
Radio 4A +
KID\\\\\\\'S PATCH 
Stuff for kids of all ages:
  • Nature Art workshops 
  • Face-painting
  • Messy Nessy\\\\\\\'s potter’s wheel
  • Crafty up-cycling workshop
  • Kung Fu workshop

It\\\\\\\'s still not too late to book a stall:

  • Crafts, clothes, face-painting & other commercial (£35)
  • Healing & therapeutic e.g. massage (£20)
  • Community groups, charities, bric-a-brac & campaigns (£15)
  • Catering (£150)

...all welcome.
To book a 3m pitch or for more details, contact Miranda at:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call/text 07931 299303

Patchfest is run entirely by volunteers and performers are unpaid. We need a team of about 100 helpers. Most do a 2-hour shift - some do more - in the following areas:

  • Stewarding, 10am to 10pm
  • Serving at the Tea Tents: Noon - 8pm
  • Serving on the bar (over 18yrs): 1 - 9pm
  • Serving on the barbecue: 1 - 9pm
  • Setting up on Thu 12th & Fri 13th July, 9am to 6pm
  • Clearing up on Sun 15th & Mon 16th July, 9am - 6pm

Please do get involved, if you can. To register to help or contact Juliet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 07812 464728.  It helps if you can commit to a specific time and express an interest in any of the above tasks. THANK YOU!

No Parking:  there is no parking on-site and street parking mostly residents only.
No Dogs: The Patch is a dog free park. Anyone arriving with a dog will not be allowed entry - sorry!
Challenge 25: Before serving alcohol, our bar staff will ask for proof of age ID from anyone they think looks under 25 years of age. Please bring ID if you think you may  be challenged
Disabled access: We I\\\\\\\'m to make Patchfest as accessible as we can. The site is mostly flat and grassy with pathways in some areas - so not too difficult to traverse. All toilet three blocks include one Wheelchair accessible portaloo.

Donations: Patchfest costs over £8,000 to put on. Most of this is funded by donations on the gate. Any proceeds left over are used to fund improvements and other activities in the Patch (e.g. the Patch ports-loo throughout the summer. Please give generously if you can: 

Of a recent years event... \\\\\\\"1,500 – 2,000 people and apparently enjoyed and appreciated by all. In our survey 30 per cent said they ‘liked’ it and 70% said they ‘loved’ it. Feedback also suggested a very positive impact on the community - 73% of those asked said that they felt the event had ‘increased community spirit’. About 90 new members joined the Friends group at the event or during the days leading up to it – many offering to get involved and help out with future activities.\\\\\\\"

PatchFest is made possible by the combined effort & talents of about 80 volunteers including mucians and other performers. It has also been supported by a City Council grant (£700 for this event from £1,200 total grant).