Star of TV’s Undateables to perform at hidden gem of a festival in Hastings area

Little Gate Farm near Rye is getting set for its magical family festival over the weekend of 7-9 June.

Wednesday, 5th June 2019, 8:00 am
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One of the highlights of the weekend is a performance by Undateables TV programme star Daniel Wakeford with his band The Daniel Wakeford Experience.

The popular Little Gate Big Festival takes place in idyllic rolling countryside. This hidden gem of a festival includes amazing value weekend-long camping with activities and entertainment galore.

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In its everyday life, Little Gate Farm is a charity supporting people with learning disabilities and autism. Little Gate Big Festival is a life-affirming festival weekend celebrating its work with a fantastic mix of artists, including Glastonbury Festival’s emerging talent winner, Marie White and her band, plus Mighty Sounds, , Delta 7even, The Happy Maureens, Penny Pepper and many more

This year the festival is excited to be welcoming The Daniel Wakeford Experience on Saturday afternoon.

Star of Channel 4’s The Undateables, autistic singer-songwriter Daniel Wakeford will be performing tracks from his debut album with his band. An inspiration to many, his show promises to be full of great music, his charismatic charm and his positivity.

Children will be able to meet the Forest Fairy in her magical globe.

Claire Cordell, from Little Gate Farm, said: “The event began as a small fund-raiser for the Little Gate charity. It just has a such a feel-good vibe and is really popular with families, so it has been steadily growing - but is still very much a small, friendly, family weekend.”

As well as the music, campers and day ticket-holders can also enjoy storytelling, street theatre and activities such as den building and water pistol battles.

There will also be a bar and a great range of food and craft stalls.

Best of all, Little Gate Big Festival is affordable, with an adult weekend ticket costing just £35 (including camping) and a family of 6 all in for £85. For tickets and more details, visit www.littlegatebigfestival.co.uk and look out for the yellow flyers all around the Observer area.

Little Gate Farm is a registered charity that exists to support adults and children with learning disabilities and autism.

They support people with a range of abilities to develop new skills and grow in confidence.

Little Gate is a 46-acre farm that is half pasture and half ancient and semi-ancient woodland, in the East Sussex High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty.

The main focus of the work at Little Gate Farm is helping learning disabled and autistic adults into paid employment.

They offer a Supported Employment Programme for learning disabled and autistic adults, working closely with employers and with learning disabled adults and their families to find appropriate job opportunities in the local area.

Their job coaches support work trainees in the workplace until they are confident enough to work independently.

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