The Alexander Centre - Faversham Hop Festival 2018 Information

The Alexander Centre 

The Alexander Centre is in Preston Street opposite the Old Wine Vaults. It is run as a not-for -profit organisation. It has a large auditorium, licensed bar and beer garden. "The Alexander Centre will be joining in with one of Europe's largest free music event. Across the two days we will have a fabulous line up of some amazing bands. We'll have a large selection of real ales in our Ale Store that will run along side our main Bar. We will also be hosting a tea room and to top it all off A Round a Hog Roasts will be supplying a bountiful BBQ!"

PiF: The Alex has what a lot of other venues in the town lack . . . Space! Apart from having one of the best line-ups of music for the festival, it offers a chance to relax and have a beer or cup of tea. You might even find somewhere to sit down!






6:00 - CREEK
to 7:30







to 6:00

Please note: Timings and running order are provisional and might be updated.

Band / artist details (scroll down). . . .

Crescendo Community Choir
Singing for fun in Faversham!

Phoebe Warden
Phoebe will be playing with her band.

Highgarden are a rock band from Kent. Their sound entwines alt-rock nous and heavy riffs with post-rock spaciousness and the occasional, mathy stab of complex time signatures to shape a massive, unique sound.

More Than Echoes
More Than Echoes are an acoustic duo from Medway playing exciting, original music with a Pop/Rock vibe. They began in late 2015 and have since gigged in venues as varied as The Flippin' Frog, Kent Life, Live Music Lounge at Pizza Express, Ashford Fringe Festival and many more.
With emotionally-charged vocals, poetic lyrics and guitar lines that range from uplifting to heart-wrenching, More Than Echoes are not an act to be missed.

Flawless Carbon

A unique blend of British and American Blues Rock. A hard-hitting, energetic Blues band from Kent, UK.


'The band you see before you solidified in 2013 when four talented musicians came together to play some rock music.

Prior to 2013, when charismatic vocalist (and classical pianist) Jess Link partnered up with distortion-loving and skilful guitarist Paul Watts, the band was conceived. Alongside them came the deep baritone vocals of bassist Mark Christian and the strong beat from the fresh-faced George ‘The King’ Spencer.

Almost at once, they clicked and the band thrived in harmony; as if they had been together for years when it had been a mere few months. The name ‘Creek’ was coined after the waterway in their hometown of Faversham, Kent.

Since their formation they have been performing locally in pubs and have delighted many during the famous Shepherd Neame ‘Hop Fest’ in Faversham. They soon gained prominence for their energising stage work and have played county-wide.

Creek are currently working hard on original tracks in the studio, preparing to release their new album. In addition, you will still find them performing their electrifying gigs regularly. Don’t waste any more time, go and give them a listen, you’re bound to love it!'

Estelle Mey
"Her intense and contrasting voice takes you on a journey as you soar from Icelandic landscapes to a stage with Robert Plant-esque vibes. Her influences come from a combination of PJ Harvey, Björk and Moby but also The Pixies, Led Zeppelin or Nirvana for the raw quality of her rock. Throughout her album we can also sense her NIN influences."

Holloway Road
The first thing you notice about UK duo Holloway Road’s live performance is that it doesn’t look like country music; they’re more baseball caps and trainers than Stetsons and boots. But the sound they make sits somewhere between the country-pop chart and the Nashville songwriting they both grew up listening to. The second thing you notice is the crowd’s response; Holloway Road - Jack Cooper & Robert Gulston - have spent the last three years playing throughout the UK & Europe, honing their live show, and as a result they understand the importance of being both a standout name on any lineup and a high energy crowd-pleaser.
They haven’t been afraid to gain momentum while learning their craft - having opened for The Shires, Lindsay Ell and more; named BCMA & UKCountryRadio Duo of The Year; written and performed in Nashville including a slot at CMA Fest; performed for the Country to Country (C2C) crowds on three consecutive years along with an appearance at the first Country Music Week in London; and landed both their EPs in the iTunes country top ten thanks to radio play across the UK for their singles ‘Little Harder, 'Where We Are Tonight', and 'If She Falls', which has also been streamed over 250k times to date - and with national coverage in publications including Vice, Country Music Magazine and The Daily Mail ("an impressive set for a huge mob of fans...") success in a growing international country scene is increasingly becoming part of the Holloway Road story.

Radio support to date has included the Chris Country A-list, BBC Radio 2 Country and a live appearance on regional stations including BBC Radio London, and towards the end of 2017 the band set out on their first UK headline tour, which was documented in the music video for recent single 'Under Cover', available to watch/stream/download now.

In March 2018 Holloway Road released two brand new singles, 'In The Dark' & 'No Place', with the tracks - described by the band as a taste of what's to come on their forthcoming EP - being picked up on a number of streaming and radio playlists, including a first play on Soho Radio on their release weekend.

Corin Harper

A shredding singer/guitarist from Kent who has really created a buzz around his playing thanks to an immense technical ability and fun, high energy shows. He will blow you away with his light speed guitar work!

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