Free LeeFest Tickets For Y Not/Truck Goers

To “restore their faith in festivals,” LeeFest is offering disappointed attendees of the recent Y Not and Truck festivals 100 free tickets to the event’s 11th edition in Tunbridge Wells, UK, Aug. 10-12. 

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The 5,000-capacity LeeFest, officially LeeFest presents: The Neverland, is headlined this year by Jake BuggAnnie Mac, and Kate Tempest.

Festival founder Lee Denny came up with the idea of offering free tickets after both Y Not and Truck Festival had to cope with adverse weather conditions over the past two weekends, forcing Y Not to cancel its Sunday program.

People can apply for tickets by sending an email to the festival team. Submissions must be made by Aug. 6.

“We don’t want people to lose faith in festivals because a major company failed to deliver. Hopefully we can give a few people the experience they deserved at Y Not and Truck and that will restore their love of festivals,” Denny said.

“Independent festivals are toiled over by teams for the love of the event, not just for profit. We don’t want to be tarred with the brush of the majors so hopefully this is a small contribution to combat that!”

The first LeeFest took place in 2006, in the garden of Denny’s parents. He was 16 years old at the time.

The event grew constantly, changing location multiple times. After a fallow year in 2015, it returned under a new name, LeeFest presents: The Neverland, moving to its current location, John Darlings Farm in Tunbridge Wells.

It has won the Best Independent Festival award at the AIM Independent Music Awards, as well as Best Grass Roots Festival at the UK Festival Awards in the past.