Past Meetup

FRIEND Farmed Animal Sanctuary **Annual Fundraiser** Music Festival

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17 people went


F.R.I.E.N.D. was established in the early 90's to give a permanent home to abused, unwanted and orphaned farmed animals, so they can live peacefully for the rest of their lives. They currently look after about 150 animals enjoying as natural a life as they can offer, in the heart of the Kent countryside they are permitted to run freely and communally over the 10 acre site.

*** The 4th Annual Friend Fezi *** Check out the FB event page:

The Line up:

After a couple of years feeling out their sound across the UK live circuit, Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos took on the task of recording their brass, strings, electric guitar and drums based “carnival punk” sound. They released the independently recorded Victory for the Monsters in October 2012, gaining BBC6 Music radio airplay and capturing their notorious live energy on a record that they followed up with a tour that took in France, Belgium, Germany and the Czech Republic. Reactions across Europe were enthusiastic and the band soon embarked on a second visit in April 2013, this time making additional stops in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. A highlight of their career to date, the band was invited to play in the Czech town of Jaroměř. This was an honour as it meant being able to entertain audiences in a region of the globe whose traditions had influenced their music in the first place. With summer festival performances that included Boomtown, Y Not, Tramlines, Nozstock, Wychwood and Swingamajig and a third European tour under their belts, work is now close to completion on the follow up to Victory for the Monsters, Kill the Beast, produced by Gavin Monaghan (Editors, The Destroyers, Robert Plant). Johnny Kowalski and the Sexy Weirdos will be playing in Kidderminster, Nottingham, Gloucester, Leicester and Birmingham are currently booking dates for a fourth European tour in May 2014 to promote the new album.







Time: 12pm till 11.30pm

£10 Entry (includes camping)

Kids under 13 FREE Vegan Food Bar

DIRECTIONS TO THE SANCTUARY... By Train There are regular trains from London from Charing Cross on Southeastern Trains. Take the train from either Charing Cross or London Bridge (usually platform 5 from London Bridge) towards Ramsgate and get off at Paddock Wood. The journey on the train from London is approximately 50 minutes and is approximately £24 for an open return. For more details and journey planning please see

Buses from Paddock Wood It is only a short bus journey from Paddock Wood, and will take approximately 20 minutes to reach F.R.I.E.N.D. The bus to catch is the number 6 and 6a. The 6/6a can be caught from Whites Corner at the end of the street from Paddock Wood station. The stop to get off the bus is at the church on the corner of Pound Road and Church Lane. It is then a short walk to the sanctuary Taxi from Paddock Wood There is also a taxi service from Paddock Wood Station. The taxi company is Streamline, and they can be called on 01892 83 83 83. The taxi fair will be approximately £11 to the sanctuary and will take about 15 minutes. On arriving off the train, cross over the footbridge and the taxi rank is on the left hand side. The address for the sanctuary is 89 Bush Road, East Peckham, TN125LJ. For further details please see

Driving You can drive from London to the sanctuary using the M25 and A20.