New Home 2017


Member of the Association of Independent Festivals


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 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.

Brief History

Some years ago, a group of friends 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.


Dandelion Time provides troubled families with an individually focused therapeutic undertaking. Given time and space in the natural environment and support from therapeutic practitioners, families work together to find ways to restore trust, gain strength and make positive and sustainable changes in their lives.

The Vicar’s Picnic Supports Dandelion Time And Other Local Charities

Our Local Sellers
Yalding Post Office
The Chequers pub, Laddingford
The Walnut Tree Pub, Yalding
Tea Rooms,

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14-15th JULY 2017

An amazing line-up over two fantastic days with more to be announced!

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It's been a long wait, but we're thrilled to announce the Vicar's Picnic Saturday headliners are....THE FRATELLIS!

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We're putting the finishing touches to our Saturday line-up and will be announcing in a couple of days.

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