Sat 13 July 2024

Nr Worthing, West Sussex

ELLIEFEST, our one day family-friendly festival is back for a second year in 2024.

Taking place on Saturday 13 July 2024 at Clapham and Patching Village Hall and grounds from 11am – 5pm. You can be part of ELLIEFEST, scroll down to find out how.

ELLIEFEST 2024 will see a mix of live music, fabulous food and a host of games and activities. Bounce on our castle, test your sporting skills, craft a flower crown or get your face painted. Fill your day with fun or take it easy and listen to live music from Shoreham Allstars, Sussex Rock Choir and BIMM Music Institute emerging artists whilst refreshing yourself at the bar or treat yourself to some tea and cake.

All in memory of Ellie Thornton, a girl who loved a festival.

All proceeds of the event support The Ellie Thornton Foundation.

Live Music and Performance

Shoreham AllStars
Sussex Rock Choir
Danni W
Willow Jarvis*
Dixie Davies*
DJ Zoe Hart (aka yoursoundlandy.com)
Three Score Dance

*BIMM Music Institute emerging artists


Family Sports Day
Flower Crowns
Face painting
Pom-Pom making
Buckets of Fun
Bouncy Castle and Bouncy Slide

Food & Drink

Licensed Bar
The Ellie Thornton Foundation BBQ
Wood-Fired Pizzas
Tea & Coffee
Bubble Tea
Ice Cream
Candy Floss
Ellie’s Cake Café

Be part of ELLIEFEST


We’re looking for 60+ volunteers to help bring ELLIEFEST to life. If you are interested in volunteering please visit the Festival Volunteer Call Out page to discover what areas we are seeking help with.


We need your help to transform the site to create a festival wonderland and we are looking for the following items from our generous supporters:

  • Cake donations to sell in Ellie’s Cake Cafe, register your cake here
  • Haybales
  • Bunting (can be returned)
  • Bottles for the tombola
  • High-end raffle prizes
  • Yarn/Wool or pompoms
  • Drinks fridges (can be returned)

If you can offer any of these items please contact hello@elliethorntonfoundation.org.uk


We’re looking for independent, quirky businesses to sell their wares (non-food traders). If you embody the festival vibe through your creative and unique products, bring your sparkle to ELLIEFEST. Applications are now open.