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Downsfest returns

We are delighted to announce that DownsFest 2022 is returning for a second time following its inaugural 2019 debut.  Once again, to be held at Adastra Park in Hassocks, but now over two days, the 15th and 16th July 2022.

DOWNSFEST intends to bring everyone together through music and comedy for a fun-filled two days, raising money for St Peter and St James Hospice, our local Mid Sussex charity

This year, on Friday 15th July, and working in partnership with “Funny That Comedy”, we are introducing our first Comedy@DownsFest – an evening of fun and laughter, featuring numerous comedians on our stage to entertain you, whilst enjoying a summers evening, tasting local beers and feasting on a variety of street food. 

On Saturday 16th July, our all-day music festival, DownsFest 2022, will be headlining One Step Behind – The masters of Madness, and once again, featuring a collection of local musical acts performing throughout the day. We are also introducing a FamilyZone@DownsFest this year, which is a family entertainment area and included as part of the Saturday ticket price.


This festival is intended to bring the community together through music, comedy and celebration of our local musical talent with a headline tribute band, One Step Behind – The masters of Madness, for two fun filled days whilst raising money for our local charity, St Peter and St James Hospice who look after those terminally ill with cancer.  


We support, empower and care for people towards and at the end of life.

We provide expert and compassionate hospice care to adults living in Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Uckfield, Lewes and the surrounding villages. We also support their families and friends through the challenges of bereavement and grief.