Our History

One weekend in 2012, a group of friends learned they had missed out on tickets to the Glastonbury Festival. Commiserating over a few pints, then a few pints more, they decided to host their own festival and The Vicar's Picnic was born. Named because of it's original location on Vicarage Road, a back of the beer mat sketch anticipated a one-off garden party that would showcase great music as well as raising money for local causes. So, completely by accident, our brilliant festival was born.

Our Philosophy

Upping our game year on year, putting experience before profit while bringing the best in new breaking artists alongside established bands. All in a family friendly environment with 'total fun' on the banks of the river Medway. We are fiercely proud of bringing the best growing event to Kent organised by the people of Kent.
Member of the Association of Independent Festivals

Festival Highlights

Based on the banks of the River Medway in Kent and showcasing great music, excellent food, workshops and entertainment, The Vicar’s Picnic is a two-day festival that offers a welcoming atmosphere for friends, families and festivalgoers. Having outgrown the limited audience capacity of their original site, in 2015 The Vicar’s Picnic relocated to a new, larger location in the picturesque village of Yalding.


  • Live Music
  • Catering
  • Kids Area
  • Camping


What People Say

  • Rob O'Connor

    Local Resident

    What a fantastic event – it just keeps getting better, the team more hard-working and ambitious than ever! Terrific sets from The Skatonics, Roscoe Levee, Cast (despite...) and our own Parkas, and a great couple of days for all ages. The Vicars Picnic deserves everyone's support. It made us all proud of our unique Yalding community. More tea vicar!

  • Linda Gilbert

    Party Animal

    Brilliant two days thank you guys for all your hard work we had the most amazing time xxxxxx

  • Richard Lawford

    Local Resident

    Great work VP team - a great event and one for the whole family (please keep this element!!)...

Our - Latest News

Keep up to date with all of the latest news and updated lineup as it happens.

Less than 50 days to the Picnic!

Less than 50 days to the Picnic!

28 May 2016

Less than 50 days to the Picnic! Tickets are flying out so if you...

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28 May 2016

Colourful, energetic & crowd-stamping, CoCo and the Butterfields express all the fun and vibrance...

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Featured Festival

Featured Festival

28 May 2016

We are now a ‘featured festival’ on the number 1 UK festival website

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Tickets On Sale Now

Tickets On Sale Now

20 January 2016

Early Bird tickets are now available to buy online and locally to Yalding.  Hurry...

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run by a bunch of kids

Our Partners

As a creative business, we are always looking for ways to be the most innovative festival around and that attitude translates into how we work with our sponsors. Sponsorship opportunities are available that can be customized to fit your business or organization  and maximize your brand exposure.

Here are some of our partners and sponsors.
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Charitable Causes

In the last few years we have given significant donations to two awe-inspiring local charities: the much respected and admired Hospice in the Weald and the incredible Demelza. This year we are extremely delighted to announce that we will again be supporting Demelza House, helping this amazing charity that provides hospice care for children who sadly have a life-limiting or life threatening conditions.

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