Raise the Roof is a family-oriented two day festival on the 20th and 21st July in Canterbury. Our headline acts, tribute bands, entertainers, local acts will all come together in the Dane John Gardens to help raise money for Catching Lives.
LINE UP & ENTERTAINMENT
🎪 Heather Smalls (The voice of M people)
🎪 Toploader (Dancing in the Moonlight)
🎪 Abba Tribute band
🎪 Queen Tribute band
🎪 Wannabe (Spice Girls Tribute group)
🎪 Lycra (The immersive 80s Aerobics Dance Party)
🎪 Mr Bloom's and his Veggies (Cbeebies) + more tba
🎪 Full Festival Production
🎪 Headliner Artists and bands from the 90s & 00s
🎪 Tribute Acts from the 70s, 80s, 90s & 00s
🎪 Entertainers & DJs
🎪 Local Acts and bands
🎪 Children's Activities, Entertainment, Games & Workshops
🎪 Street & Gourmet Food Vendors
🎪 Local and Craft beers, ales and ciders
🎪 Cocktail, Gin and Prosecco stalls
🎪 Nerf Blasters Arena
🎪 Bubble Football & Dart Football
🎪 Dance Masterclasses
+ MORE HEADLINERS & MUCH MORE ENTERTAINMENT TBA!!!
ABOUT CATCHING LIVES
Catching Lives is an independent charity aimed at supporting the rough sleepers, homeless and vulnerably housed in Canterbury and East Kent; those who have, for many reasons, fallen through the gaps in society and feel they have nowhere else to turn.
Their vision is of a society where all are included and all, no matter how disadvantaged, can make a contribution. Catching Lives works towards ending the harm caused to individuals, families and the community, by homelessness, rough sleeping and insecure housing.
They do this by offering immediate respite at their project in Canterbury: the Canterbury Open Centre. They have shower facilities, they provide hot meals and drinks and help them to tackle any issues that they may have, get access to suitable accommodation and find the motivation to take steps towards personal recovery and independent living. They have weekly visits from a psychiatric nurse, drugs' counselor and doctor.
Their building is in a state of advanced disrepair and they need funds to continue the day to day work they do and to reach their long term goal of redeveloping the centre.