The Big Kahuna Festival 2016

BKH_315.sThe Big Kahuna is a new, 3 day music festival taking place on August Bank Holiday (26th – 28th) at Holmbush Forest in Horsham, Sussex.

Located in the heart of a beautiful forest, The Big Kahuna offers a unique festival experience in outstanding natural surroundings with woodland clearings lending themselves perfectly to the different areas.

With a big line-up just announced that includes Toploader, Boney M, Bushwacka, Happy Mondays and 808 State, the festival not only offers top musical names but interactive experiences, workshops, quality food, drink and buckets of kids entertainment.

Featuring 9 themed areas in the forest, comfortable camping (glamping included), delicious and fairly priced food, a multitude of bars serving craft ales, rum, vodka and beyond, this festival has so much to offer.

But it’s not all about the adults either, little ones will enjoy the secure and alcohol free ‘Little Kahuna’ area. Here they’ll find activities such as balloon modelling, story tellers, arts and crafts but the main attraction is the fully themed Frozen cinema which includes falling snow, frosted trees, polar bears and snowmen! Films being shown will of course include Frozen, The Lion King, Minions and more classics. The kids bar will serve healthy smoothies and fruits as well as hot dogs, burgers and candyfloss!

Within the forest you’ll also find Alice’s Garden – a fantastical, out of this world playground for all ages, featuring white rabbits, giant toadstools, human-sized chess pieces and glittering roses set among the trees. Attractions include a Co2 frozen champagne cocktail bar, nitrogen ice cream bar, beanbag shisha lounge, stalls and more.

As dusk approaches, festoon lighting will direct Kahunas into the forest and under a canopy of fairy lights and colourful lit trees they can experience the silent disco.

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Friday 26th August – BIG KAHUNA LAUNCH PARTY

  • English Disco Lovers

Saturday 27th August


  • Happy Mondays
  • Dub Pistols
  • Greg Wilson Presents: Super Weird Substance
  • Tankus The Henge
  • Carnival Collective
  • The Ska Toons
  • Bravo Zulu
  • Farley Jackmaster Funk
  • 808 State (DJ set)
  • Utah Saints
  • Marshall Jefferson
  • Rhythm Masters
  • Timo Garcia
  • W.H.A.T.A.M.I
  • Happy Jack’s
  • Die Dorf Fest Kapelle
  • Skimmity Hitchers
  • Brighton Jazz Allstars ft. Laurence Jones
  • Tru Thoughts Disco with Wrongtom & J-Felix

Sunday 28th August


  • Paul Hartnoll (Orbital)
  • Boney M ft. Liz Mitchell
  • The Skints
  • Toploader
  • The Cuban Brothers
  • Fable
  • Bravo Zulu
  • Norman Jay MBE(4 hour set)
  • Bushwacka!
  • Mr.C
  • Faze Action (Live)
  • X-Press 2
  • Seamus Haji
  • Happy Jack’s
  • Black Friday
  • The Meow Meows
  • John Crampton
  • Disco Deviant with Pablo Contravand & Andy Mac

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