HEREFORD band Two Push Charlie will take to the stage at the family-friendly charity music festival 'Smokefest' near Kington this weekend.

Smokefest will be held at Pembers Oak Farm at Kingswood near Kington from 4pm until 11pm on July 22, with doors open from 3pm.

Organisers are running the eight-hour extravaganza again after the success of last year's event.

The music acts include some great bands from across the local counties and Manchester featuring Two Push Charlie, Jack Hyphen, Meg Chandler, Greysha and The Barebacks singers Adam Olds and Becky Eardley who will be singing as a duo.

Two Push Charlie are a rock and pop cover band based in Hereford, while Jack Hyphen, an independent artist based in Manchester, is a midlands-born songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and live performer, harnessing a blend of Alternative Rock, Indie Pop, melodic acoustic and everything in between to create an atmospheric, punchy and occasionally ethereal sound.

Jack is back with new music “Flee”. This single is the start of a wave of new music Jack will be releasing this year that showcases Jack Hyphen’s signature sound and soulful rock-pop style.

Greysha lives in Shropshire where she grew up. Since leaving college at 18 she has gigged around Shropshire and Birmingham with her band.

There will be food and drink available, children’s entertainment, and a special appearance on the stage by Megan Dixon, who will be shaving her beautiful blonde hair off as part of Brave the Shave for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity which has helped her family over the years and is currently helping her nan.


This year, donations from Smokefest will go to Macmillan Cancer Support, Cardiac Risk in the Young and Kington Recreation Ground.

The event will be organised by fireman Andy 'Smokey' Davies, his son Liam Davies, sound man and The Barebacks bass guitar player and friend Alan Dixon, who have previously put on three Smokefests at Kington Football Club and Pembers Oak Fram after getting tired of complaints that there was nothing for youngsters to do.

Tickets are £12 for adults, £5 for under 16s and overnight camping is £5 per pitch. A family ticket for two adults and two under 16s is also available.

Tickets are available from Kington Farm Supplies, The Royal Oak, Kington and Open Arms Kington (the Oxford).

A shuttle bus will run again this year running from The Royal Oak, starting at 2.30pm.

To donate to Megan’s Brave the Shave visit

For updates on Smokefest 2023, visit their Facebook page.