We’re going down to Cockfest…

Here’s a really, really great thing happening next weekend at Newtown, Brownhills – a two day festival with proceeds going to the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity featuring music and fun in memory of a much-loved local man who sadly passed away this year.

Cockfest runs over a whole weekend with camping available. It’s from Friday 31st July 2015 up until the following Sunday, 2nd August 2015 in a field just off the A5 at Newtown, Brownhills. There’s live music Friday and Saturday, food, a licensed bar, campfire and all manner of entertainments and fun, including an adult-sized bouncy castle…

A weekend pass is £20 for adults and just £5 for kids, and day passes are £12 and £3 respectively. You can book yours by calling 07966 611170, call in to the great Chase Inn or visit the event’s Facebook page here.

This looks like a professionally run event now in it’s second year (don’t know how I missed the one in 2014), and some of the bands look terrific – and it’s for charity and in memory of a great chap, so what’s not to love?

It’s apparently called “Cockfest’ because it’s on a chicken farm…


This looks brilliant!

There’s a really good article on Nativemonster which I’ll quote here:

Brownhills music bash to honour late friend FRIDAY 24TH JULY 2015

A Brownhills music festival is making a welcome return – and will be raising charity funds in memory of a well-known father who died unexpectedly.

The next Cockfest – inspired by the organiser’s passion for poultry – is set to be double the size it was in 2014 and will be dedicated to Carl Findon-Kent.

Friends and family were left in shock when Mr Findon-Kent from Brownhills suffered heart failure and passed away on April 24.

The 46-year-old dad-of-two and stepdad-of-three who worked at Anchor Garage was an immensely popular man who helped set up the inaugural charity fundraiser last year.

Around 50 people attended the event, enjoying a BBQ and live music on the Saturday night, which raised £500 for good causes.

But this year, support and enthusiasm for the second Cockfest has grown to new heights after organisers Keryll Jenkins and fiancé Martin Payton said a stage would be named after the late Carl.


A popular and well liked man: Carl Findon-Kent. Image from Nativemonster.

Miss Jenkins, said: ‘Carl loved a good party. So this year we said we would build a stage in his memory and name it after him.’

More than 12 artists and bands will perform at the event, which will be held in the couple’s back garden on Watling Street, Newtown, from July 31 to August 2.

Anyone interested in going along has been advised to contact Miss Jenkins on 07966 611170 in advance to buy tickets or visit the Chase Inn.

Weekend wristbands which include camping cost £20 for adults and £5 for children.

Day passes cost £12 for adults and £3 for youngsters.

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1 Response to We’re going down to Cockfest…

  1. gavin taylor says:

    I was wondering if you required any extra staff for the weekend … anything. .. help with crowd cleaning up afterwards serving …directing public… car parking Marshall… information help and advice anything at all
    i normally work building sites as a labourer so I’m physicality fit and able I have references if required I’ve worked the gate on boot sales as well directing traffic and punters … I’m reliable hard working learn fast and have a ” I can do anything attitude ”
    gav taylor

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