Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Lympne, Nr Hythe, Kent ,CT21 4PD
Music meets mammal set in the stunning Kent countryside
Zoo Thousand Music Festival is undoubtedly the newest and most exciting thing to hit the South East in decades. Taking place at the beautiful Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in The Garden of England, over 100 top live acts, bands and DJs will perform beside the park’s mix of ferocious, fearsome and friendly animals. Catering for a range of musical tastes, Zoo Thousand and Eight (ZOO8) will feature Indie, dance, UK hip-hop, breaks, drum and bass as well as the more family-friendly chart sounds. The festival will accommodate 20,000 revellers and camping is onsite, meaning that it will be among the largest music festivals in the South East.
Every ticket sold will include a donation to the Aspinal Foundation to help pay for the upkeep of the animals and their enclosures as well as animal rescue and rehabilitation projects around the world. A car-sharing scheme is in place to minimise the number of visitors arriving by vehicle, and there will be a tree-planting initiative to take part in. While the animals will be kept at a safe distance from the crowds and artists in the 600-acre site, you will be able to visit the Animal Park which is home to The Palace of the Apes, the biggest gorillarium in the world and the largest breeding herd of black rhino outside Africa as well as Siberian and Indian tigers, African elephants and many endangered species besides. There will even be the opportunity to take the African Experience Safari, where giraffes, rhinos, wildebeest, ostrich and antelope roam free.