A month of fun at The Pantiles

Over the past few months, The Pantiles has been buzzing with activity as it has welcomed a range of new businesses and events. From artisan markets to live music performances, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy this spring.

Since 2016, Cordis have worked with Targetfollow Estates Limited in rebranding the location. Employing our skillset in event organisation, design, videography and social media management, we have created a loyal audience for The Pantiles. In this week’s blog, we’re taking a closer look at some of the springtime events that are set to take place at this historic colonnade.

Jazz on The Pantiles

Set to kick off on 4th May, Jazz on The Pantiles takes place on the bandstand in the centre of The Pantiles every Thursday night throughout the summer months. The weekly shows have attracted an array of local, national and international talent over time, with the audience being just as diverse. Performers have included The Skatonics, Spice Fusion, Derek Nash, The Vince Dunn Orchestra and many more.

In the past, Jazz on The Pantiles has won awards – most notably in the Tourism Event/Festival of the Year category at The Beautiful South Awards, securing a silver. Nigel Smith, Chief Executive of Tourism South East commented: “Achieving excellence isn’t easy – it takes vision, years of commitment and a lot of hard work from talented people.”

The first event of Jazz on The Pantiles will welcome Dino and Darby to the bandstand. Dino Baptiste is a highly energetic pianist, vocalist and entertainer from London. Now residing in Birmingham, Dino has strong links to Blues, Boogie Woogie and Rock ‘n’ Roll as well as performing mainstream classics and current cover songs. His influences revolve around three idols since a teenager – Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles.

For the past few years, professional videographers have been capturing the essence of live events, including the vibrant jazz performances at The Pantiles. Whether it’s on social media or on a website, professional videography can help businesses stand out from the crowd and attract more attention from audiences.

The King’s Coronation

Royal Tunbridge Wells is proud to be one of only four towns in the United Kingdom to have been granted the ‘Royal’ prefix. To celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III on the 6th of May, the town will be decorated in red, white and blue.

The Pantiles will be televising the King’s Coronation. The crowning of King Charles III will be displayed on large screen at the iconic bandstand, giving attendees the chance to enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime moment with the local community.

This will be accompanied by a set of children’s activities, including a free craft workshop to design and decorate their own crown or tiara. Little ones can then pose for a “sovereign selfie” on The Pantiles’ throne, protected by two of the King’s guards!

Special events, like the Coronation of King Charles III, are a fantastic opportunity to engage with the local community. By creating a fun and interactive experience, you can generate buzz around your business. Consider partnering with a creative team to help you develop an idea that aligns with your brand’s values and connects with your target audience.

Spring Food Festival

Tunbridge Wells’ tastiest event is back for another year to make your mouth water. From 10am to 4pm on both days, you can enjoy over 500 products and flavours from over 30 local and national producers.

There will also be special guest chefs cooking up a storm on stage, with a range of locally sourced produce. This will be accompanied by live music and entertainment for the whole family.

Gin and Jazz Festival

Returning to The Pantiles, the incredibly popular Gin and Jazz Festival will be held from 11am to 10pm on Saturday 27th May and 11am to 5pm on Sunday 28th May. With over 150 gins from over 30 local and national producers, there will be plenty of refreshing beverages to experience.

There will also be product sampling, sparkling wine, a special selection of champagnes and street food. Of course, there will also be an array of fantastic live music and entertainment!T

Although alcohol and music is a great way to entice visitors – having an eye-catching brand-identity is important. By working with a team of skilled designers you can craft promotional material that stands out from the competition. They can help you with everything from designing posters to creating social media assets that will elevate your brand and attract more customers.


We are thrilled to have been a part of The Pantiles’ growth and success. The team at Cordis Creative has had a blast organising and promoting the exciting range of events that have taken place at the location and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the future.

When it comes to events, Cordis can help you with everything from booking performers to managing logistics. With years of experience, we can create an event that’s sure to stand out from the rest.  Our creative and enthusiastic team is always on the lookout for new opportunities to help businesses reach their full potential. As a full service marketing agency, we have the skills and expertise to help your business thrive.

If you’re a business looking to make your mark, we’d love to hear from you!