MESSAGE FROM THE Chairman of the 2026 festival

Roland Stokes

Good Morning Brethren, After a multitude of emails and many meetings, I have concluded negotiations with the General Manager at Brands Hatch and the Regional Operations Director for Mercure Hotels. They have unreservedly apologised for the poor service at our Launch Event and have made a substantial donation to our 2026 Festival in compensation.
I would have preferred, as I am sure would you all, that this donation was not necessary and the Launch Event was better served, but we have what we have and must move on.
Please stay well and safe and I look forward to better times when we may all meet up again.

Kind regards
Roland Stokes