90s band Supergrass and Saturday Kitchen chef Angela Hartnett come to Smoked and Uncut festival at The Pig in Bridge

A luxury hotel will turn into a food and music festival in August.

The Pig at Bridge, near Canterbury, will this year host Smoked and Uncut, a one-day festival with Supergrass as headliners.

Supergrass will headline the music scene at this year’s Smoke and Uncut festival. Photo: Mark Williamson

The 90s rock band, whose hits include Alright, Moving and Pumping on Your Stereo, are fronted by singer Gaz Coombes and recently performed at Glastonbury in June.

The group will now head to The Pig, which was once the Bridge Country Club before undergoing its £8million transformation into an award-winning hotel.

The Pig in Bridge has been transformed into a luxury country hotel after a multi-million pound refurbishment.  Photo: Jake Eastham
The Pig in Bridge has been transformed into a luxury country hotel after a multi-million pound refurbishment. Photo: Jake Eastham

The historic mansion was the most popular rock and roll and disco venue in the county between the 60s and 90s and hopes to continue its legacy with events such as Smoked and Uncut.

Joining Supergrass on the festival lineup will be ska band The Selecter and Cardiff-based rock band Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, among others.

Supergrass is best known for their 1995 single Alright. Photo: Dan Churcher
Supergrass is best known for their 1995 single Alright. Photo: Dan Churcher

There will be a huge range of food stalls available at the festival with dishes such as aged burgers, dirty fries, stone-baked pizzas, plant-based street food, macaroni and cheese, pastries , cakes, ice cream and more.

Chase Distillery gin and tonics, Fever Tree cocktails, Everleaf non-alcoholic spritzes, a Shepherd Neame beer bar and a Hambledon double-decker bus will be among the drinks on offer.

For those who want even more goodies, separate party tent tickets are also available in addition to your festival ticket.

Saturday Kitchen chef Angela Hartnett will be hosting a party tent at the food festival.  Photo: Camilla Davies
Saturday Kitchen chef Angela Hartnett will be hosting a party tent at the food festival. Photo: Camilla Davies

The tents will serve up gourmet delights from Angela Hartnett, Gordon Ramsay’s Canterbury-born protege and presenter of Saturday Kitchen, as well as James Golding, Nieves Barragán, Lisa Goodwin-Allen and apprentice chefs from The Pig.

Families can also enjoy the day with the children’s zone, which includes activities such as colorful crafts and outdoor activities.

If you’re looking for peace and quiet, you can head to the Field Spa for a massage or get the ultimate festival look at the sequin and braid bars.

This year's Smoked and Uncut festival is expected to attract 3,000 people.  Photo: Jennifer McCord
This year’s Smoked and Uncut festival is expected to attract 3,000 people. Photo: Jennifer McCord

There will also be a pop-up craft market selling handmade pieces including jewelry, fashion, homewares and festival accessories, organized by Shopcreative.

If you plan to do any or all of the festival activities, it should be noted that the event is cashless and visitors will be issued a wristband for payments upon arrival. Anyone attending is advised to create an online payment account prior to arrival.

From Shepherd Neame beers to soft drinks, there will be plenty of beverages on offer.  Photo: Jennifer McCord
From Shepherd Neame beers to soft drinks, there will be plenty of beverages on offer. Photo: Jennifer McCord

Smoked and Uncut takes place on Saturday August 13 at The Pig in Bridge, near Canterbury. Festival tickets cost £57.50 and party tent tickets must be booked separately.

Get more information including ticket booking, here.

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