The Rochester Sweeps festival programme for 2014 is now available. Download Sweeps Festival PDF programme of events. The 2014 Sweeps Festival takes place in Rochester each year at the beginning of May in the Kentish town, formerly city, of Rochester.
In 2014 it will be taking place from May 3rd to 5th throughout the May Bank Holiday weekend. Check the list of Morris Teams, bands and Dance groups that will be taking part in the Sweeps Festival in 2014.
The PDF of Sweeps festival events programme doesn't seem to be available on the Medway Council website listing the Sweeps Festival dates but the direct link to the full Rochester Sweeps festival 2014 programme PDF is here
Many Morris dance teams from around the UK (and from as far as Alaska) come to the Rochester Sweeps festival and join the parade along the High Street. In addition many musical events take place in different pubs and outdoor stages over the weekend. This video was shot in Man of Kent alehouse of the Truckstop Honeymoon gig in 2011 and this video of Truckstop Honeymoon was shot at the Gordon House Hotel beer festival.
This is a video of French band Sur Les Docks who are performing at the Sweeps festival again this year. This video of McManigan Academy of Irish Dancers performing Lord of the Dance was shot at the Gordon House Hotel in 2012.