Shakespeare, cinema nights and Dartford Festval, find out what’s on this summer in Dartford park

PUBLISHED: 13:55 02 June 2016 | UPDATED: 13:56 02 June 2016

Central Park in Dartford

Central Park in Dartford


A range of events have been planned for Summer 2016

This summer looks to be a blockbuster come rain or shine for Dartford, with a host of events to entertain everyone.

From Shakespeare to Michael Caine, from big live acts to local talent, Dartford’s Central Park will be hosting film nights, live Shakespearean performances and the annual Dartford Festival.

Ahead of the free festival, the Royal Victoria and Bull Hotel will be hosting two battle of the band heats to choose which local talents will be performing at the festival.

The heats are held on June 9 and 16, and will decide who will play alongside musicians including The Hoosiers, Toyah and 4th Impact.

Here are the dates for some of the must-see events in Dartford’s Central Park this summer:

The Invicta Jazz Orchestra @ the bandstand - June 5.

Bromley Concert Band @ the bandstand - June 12.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ the bandstand - June 21.

Edenbridge Town Band @ the bandstand - June 26.

Don Steele Jazz Band @ the bandstand - July 3.

Northfleet Brass Band @ the bandstand - July 10.

Dartford Festival - July 16 and July 17.

Doctor Jazz @ the bandstand - July 24.

She Stoops to Conquer - July 27

Kent Police Band @ the bandstand - July 31.

Tilbury Band @ the bandstand - August 7.

All’s Well That Ends Well - August 10

Gravesend Borough Band @ the bandstand - August 14.

Open Air Cinema, The Lion King - August 17.

The Emeralds Steel Band @ the bandstand - August 21.

Open Air Cinema, The Italian Job - August 24.

Dartford Concert Band @ the bandstand - August 28.

Open Air Cinema, Saturday Night Fever - August 31.

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