A Cudham Craic Summer “Shindig”

Fri 5 – Sat 6 April, The Blacksmith’s Arms Garden, Cudham

We’re once again turning the Blacksmith’s garden into Cudham’s most famous popup live music venue!

SAT – 5th 6pm: 3 x AMAZING live bands.

FRI – 4th HOUSE CULTURE warmup party with local favourites; DJ SY & Louie C

Photo from the last Shindig, Winter 2019

Expect Fab lighting, excellent music, Amazing lighting, a perfect sound system, a well stocked bar, yummy basket food, and a proper party in the countryside!

*** TICKETS ON SALE NOW *** – Advance tickets are discounted by £5. Tickets available on the door IF we’re not full!

FOOD: Basket food will be available to order
VENUE: Heated Marquee, FABULOUS lighting, PERFECT sound system, bar.
FRI TICKETS: £5 Early bird / then £10 until full.
SAT TICKETS: £15 advance / £20 Day until full.

Follow the FaceBook event for all the information including videos of the bands we’ve got lined up for you.

(Raffle for the CudhamCraic charity fund, supporting good causes in the community)

What’s different about the Cudham Craic?

  • Quality of music
  • Friendly atmosphere and friends

The Cudham Craic “Shindig” is a band night in a spectacular popup live music venue marquee and everyone is very welcome. With A* quality bands on right from the very beginning, professional tributes and cover bands showcasing their talent, along with only the very best unsigned or recently signed original acts that you simply won’t find at any other music event of this size.

(The Shindig is an over 18s event only)


There will be a raffle with lovely prizes in aid of local good causes.

Since 2009, beneficiaries have been;

Bromley Mind
Bromley Youth Music Trust “Young Musicians Fund”
Friends of Cudham School
Cudham Cudham Church Bell Tower Appeal
Cudham Parish Hall refurbishment (CCCT)
Cudham Sport Association Pavillion Refurbishment
Biggin Hill Lions



Tickets are on sale online +Booking fee, over the bar at the Blacksmith’s Arms pub, or via our box office phone number +fee.


The Blacksmith’s Arms Garden, Cudham Lane South, Cudham, Kent TN14 7QB


On Friday and Saturday, the R5 & R10 busses take you to the door from Orpington Station. They do not run on Sunday. Last bus from Cudham is 9:30pm

There is limited parking on site.

It’s about £12 in a minicab from Orpington.





Sat 6th August:- We’re Taking you “Back to the 80s” with the sensational live band –

Iconic 80's Transaprent Logo

GSD’s “ICONIC 80s”
Recreating the sights and sounds of 1980s chart music – LIVE!

Bringing 80s nostalgia and a packed dancefloor… with a track list just like you were recording the top 40 on to a cassette tape on a Sunday evening straight from the radio (don’t forget to pause in the gaps).

With artists such as …

Tears For Fears – Wham – Roachford – A-Ha, David Bowie, Kajagoogoo – Nik Kershaw – ABC – Hue & Cry – Curiosity Killed the Cat – Haircut 100  –  … and many more ….


Sat 6 August:- The Licks

Take several party bangers, add jazz drums, add deep penetrating bass lines, funked up rock guitar, frontman attitude and finely tuned backing vocals. Finished with a twist of ‘give it some’ and you have an off the shelf rock-party. Hit me now !


Sat 6th August:-

ramfunk name

Young band from the Brit school. Funk, blues and jazz influences. Having fun.


Fri 5 August:-


Local favourites DJ SY and LOUIE C are back, visiting your house classics with their famous Vinyl-Only Set!

Our gigs are listed in Gig Guide


Your Health

Staying Healthy at The Cudham Craic

We will be following Public Health England advice at this event, to keep everyone healthy and safe!  Their recommendation is for “business as usual.” The below are the current guidelines for staying well at publics events.

The Cudham Craic is designated as a small gathering due to it’s size, governed by a local council Temporary Events Notice.  Customers are expected to attend events as normal.


If you have a cough or a sneeze you will be asked to leave for the safety of everyone else.

  • If you are particularly vulnerable or have an immunodeficiency condition, please stay at home


  • Hand washing facilities will be available and well stocked with soap and paper towels.


  • If you do need to cough or sneeze, do it into a clean hankerchief and throw it away immediately (and go home!)

Together we will stay healthy and safe at our events!

Booking Protect via TicketSource

An advantage of purchasing tickets for the Cudham Craic online, is there is an option to protect your tickets with TicketSource’s “Booking Protect” feature.

Customers that have bought ticket protection from Booking Protect through TicketSource will be refunded if they or any of their immediate family contracts coronavirus and this is supported by a doctor’s note stating they shouldn’t attend the event.
If a customer is in a high-risk group and they receive advice from a doctor supported by a doctor’s note not to travel to a certain area then their refund will be paid.

Booking Protect’s customer terms and conditions are on the TicketSource website, via the “Tickets” page on this website.

Tickets purchased without Booking Protect, either online or a paper ticket in person, are both not valid for refund under any circumstances.